Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Medical, and Legal, Fraud

How did I miss this? What a great story, which didn't seem to get picked up by the national news media:

Doctors' silicosis records sought

"Federal grand jury subpoenas diagnoses called "manufactured"

Gee, do you think now there will be some backbone to go after the asbestos and silicone breast implant lawsuits now as well? Tip of the hat to Lucianne.

UPDATE 8/12: It appears that a efw in Congress are beginning to notice this type of fraud:
House Republicans Joe Barton and Ed Whitfield, who last week opened a probe into the nation's asbestos and silicosis claims. Their decision to investigate the people responsible for recruiting and falsely diagnosing tens of thousands of plaintiffs is a major step toward exposing this fraud.
Woo-hoo! Hopefully this is a step in the right direction! Hat tip to Rodger Schultz