Justinian C. Lane, Esq.
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To Doctors for Medical Liability Reform: Have You No Sense of Decency?

A group of doctors filmed patients in the hospital without their consent, and have been running the footage in commercials trying to garner support for tort reform. One man saw the footage of his elderly mother's emergency room visit on TV.

This is disgusting. Doctors are supposed to be held to a higher standard than ordinary people, and that means they aren't supposed to breach their clients' privacy for political gains. I would think this film footage would be protected by the HIPPA act; if it is, Federal charges should be filed.

And finally, I'm irritated that a hospital would allow this. Can I go into a hospital with a film crew and video patients for my own personal gains?

It's been said that the love of money is the root of all evil, and that's certainly true in this case. To hell with every one of the greedy bastards behind this.

Tell the nice people behind the video at http://www.protectpatientsnow.org/ how you feel about this sort of breach of the doctor-patient confidentiality.