One trigger that can make just about any doctor's heart find its way down to their stomach is a certified letter from the court giving notice of a malpractice lawsuit. Once we get over the gut punch, we look up the patient's record and try to figure out why the patient feels we were negligent. We then start cursing the legal system in general and the tort system in particular.
Doctors work hard, spend long hours, and put up with a lot in the pursuit of our patients' well-being. How can this be happening to me? It is insulting and frustrating. Some of us probably wish the whole system were completely abolished. We call out for tort reform, yet it seems nothing gets done. Why is it that this task seems so hard? The answers can be found in the tort system itself, the ongoing debate as to whether tort reform actually helps, and the specifics of the Kentucky constitution and legal system.
Bottom Line Up Front: Help us honor the 30th year of service by John and Peggy Collins in leading the LMS Foundation Golf Tournament. Our goal is to raise $30,000 for the LMS Foundation. Please join us in achieving this goal by playing in the tournament or donating to the Foundation.
My mom was a nurse and my dad was a medic in the army earning both silver and bronze stars; both of them wanted to go further with their education but were unable due to other life circumstances. They instilled in me a strong love for learning, understanding of the importance of education and challenging oneself mentally, and helping others who are less fortunate. I worked in an emergency room during high school and really enjoyed the hustle and bustle there and how the physicians were so smart and able to help people with a wide variety of problems. The human body and pathology were fascinating to me, particularly diseases and behaviors affecting the brain that are often poorly understood, but amenable to treatment.
Help those University of Kentucky medical students, who otherwise don't have a means of support, with life's unexpected financial emergencies. Please consider contributing $100 or $50 to this program to show our medical students we have their back.
The Lexington Medical Society Foundation is establishing a new program called "Medical Student Emergency Relief." The purpose of this program is to provide grants to University of Kentucky medical students, who otherwise don't have a means of support, that face unplanned, unbudgeted life emergencies.
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