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Re: Torts Quiz
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2004, 09:43:11 PM »
Wow, wish I was in San Diego. It's getting cold here!
I love Nashville too. Born here and will probably die here. Hopefully not soon!  ;)
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« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2004, 10:29:21 AM »
I agree that a national standard would be better.  You would think that Tennessee would have enough pride to hold their doctors to a higher standard, but the medical lobby has done its work.
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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2004, 11:14:16 AM »
Wow, wish I was in San Diego. It's getting cold here!
I love Nashville too. Born here and will probably die here. Hopefully not soon!  ;)

Oh, I loved Nashville when I was there...we saw ACTUAL SNOW during Christmas...my son (then 7) loved it...it did get cold! Do you live anywhere near Bellevue Mall? I worked there at Friedman's Jewelers for 2 years...store manager.

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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2004, 11:16:21 AM »
I agree that a national standard would be better.  You would think that Tennessee would have enough pride to hold their doctors to a higher standard, but the medical lobby has done its work.

Well, not knowing how it usually works out, perhaps Tennessee actually has a good program. Perhaps, using their standard, it works out better and *that* is the reason they employ it. On the face of it, however, it seems to be...not good. At least based on the hypo we've been discussion, which may or may not indicate anything. *laughs*

What do you plan to do with your law degree, if you don't mind my asking? Did I read that you are over 40? (is that rude to ask? Sorry. :)

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« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2004, 11:25:37 AM »
Our torts prof says straight out that the laws favor doctors and it's because of the political pull the medical community has in Nashville.

I'm older than 40.  I'll be 50 in a few months.  I'll be 53 when -- God willing -- I graduate.

I am leaning heavily toward child advocacy and public law.  Getting wealthy in BIGLAW is not an option for practical and philosophical reasons.

I agree that a national standard would be better.  You would think that Tennessee would have enough pride to hold their doctors to a higher standard, but the medical lobby has done its work.

Well, not knowing how it usually works out, perhaps Tennessee actually has a good program. Perhaps, using their standard, it works out better and *that* is the reason they employ it. On the face of it, however, it seems to be...not good. At least based on the hypo we've been discussion, which may or may not indicate anything. *laughs*

What do you plan to do with your law degree, if you don't mind my asking? Did I read that you are over 40? (is that rude to ask? Sorry. :)

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« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2004, 11:45:07 AM »
The political reasons are very valid and good ones...I would just say that it would be wise to make sure the political reasons are not the best and only reasons to consider...especially if we forget about the practicality of the law and only seek to protect the doctors...but I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir. As you might notice, I am given to arguing. *laughs* Don't  you love a good debate, though? :)

I am in my early 30's...and should stop complaining, in light of your post, because I always thought I started my legal endeavors much too late. While all of my HS friends who pursued legal careers are all mostly already practicing law...I am just starting. But...it's all relative. :)

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Our torts prof says straight out that the laws favor doctors and it's because of the political pull the medical community has in Nashville.

I'm older than 40.  I'll be 50 in a few months.  I'll be 53 when -- God willing -- I graduate.

I am leaning heavily toward child advocacy and public law.  Getting wealthy in BIGLAW is not an option for practical and philosophical reasons.

I agree that a national standard would be better.  You would think that Tennessee would have enough pride to hold their doctors to a higher standard, but the medical lobby has done its work.

Well, not knowing how it usually works out, perhaps Tennessee actually has a good program. Perhaps, using their standard, it works out better and *that* is the reason they employ it. On the face of it, however, it seems to be...not good. At least based on the hypo we've been discussion, which may or may not indicate anything. *laughs*

What do you plan to do with your law degree, if you don't mind my asking? Did I read that you are over 40? (is that rude to ask? Sorry. :)

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« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2004, 11:48:18 AM »
I am not the oldest in my class either.  There are at least two people who are 50 that I know of.


I disagree with the state's stance toward doctors.  I do not accept the crying and complaining from doctors about unfair lawsuits.  When doctors effectively police their own profession, I'll start listening to their complaints.


The political reasons are very valid and good ones...I would just say that it would be wise to make sure the political reasons are not the best and only reasons to consider...especially if we forget about the practicality of the law and only seek to protect the doctors...but I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir. As you might notice, I am given to arguing. *laughs* Don't  you love a good debate, though? :)

I am in my early 30's...and should stop complaining, in light of your post, because I always thought I started my legal endeavors much too late. While all of my HS friends who pursued legal careers are all mostly already practicing law...I am just starting. But...it's all relative. :)

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Our torts prof says straight out that the laws favor doctors and it's because of the political pull the medical community has in Nashville.

I'm older than 40.  I'll be 50 in a few months.  I'll be 53 when -- God willing -- I graduate.

I am leaning heavily toward child advocacy and public law.  Getting wealthy in BIGLAW is not an option for practical and philosophical reasons.

I agree that a national standard would be better.  You would think that Tennessee would have enough pride to hold their doctors to a higher standard, but the medical lobby has done its work.

Well, not knowing how it usually works out, perhaps Tennessee actually has a good program. Perhaps, using their standard, it works out better and *that* is the reason they employ it. On the face of it, however, it seems to be...not good. At least based on the hypo we've been discussion, which may or may not indicate anything. *laughs*

What do you plan to do with your law degree, if you don't mind my asking? Did I read that you are over 40? (is that rude to ask? Sorry. :)

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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2004, 11:54:41 AM »
How do you feel this compares with the high cost of malpractice insurance for attorneys? Do you view it similarly, that we should police our own profession better?

While I fully agree with you...I also see the validity of both sides...which is why I would advocate for a fair balancing of the issue. When we polarize one issue to strongly, that's where objectivity gets lost and injustice occurs.

It sort of reminds me of a guy I was debating with recently who adamantly claimed that he rejected society's definition of "addiction" to include such things as porn or gambling (he said it was something other than addiction), but rather than giving medical/psychological arguments for his belief, he gave political ones.

I just scratched my head...and then pointed out that his political leanings and opinions don't negate scientific research and fact. When politics start to dictate medical definitions...we are in trouble. *laughs*

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I am not the oldest in my class either.  There are at least two people who are 50 that I know of.


I disagree with the state's stance toward doctors.  I do not accept the crying and complaining from doctors about unfair lawsuits.  When doctors effectively police their own profession, I'll start listening to their complaints.


The political reasons are very valid and good ones...I would just say that it would be wise to make sure the political reasons are not the best and only reasons to consider...especially if we forget about the practicality of the law and only seek to protect the doctors...but I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir. As you might notice, I am given to arguing. *laughs* Don't  you love a good debate, though? :)

I am in my early 30's...and should stop complaining, in light of your post, because I always thought I started my legal endeavors much too late. While all of my HS friends who pursued legal careers are all mostly already practicing law...I am just starting. But...it's all relative. :)

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Our torts prof says straight out that the laws favor doctors and it's because of the political pull the medical community has in Nashville.

I'm older than 40.  I'll be 50 in a few months.  I'll be 53 when -- God willing -- I graduate.

I am leaning heavily toward child advocacy and public law.  Getting wealthy in BIGLAW is not an option for practical and philosophical reasons.

I agree that a national standard would be better.  You would think that Tennessee would have enough pride to hold their doctors to a higher standard, but the medical lobby has done its work.

Well, not knowing how it usually works out, perhaps Tennessee actually has a good program. Perhaps, using their standard, it works out better and *that* is the reason they employ it. On the face of it, however, it seems to be...not good. At least based on the hypo we've been discussion, which may or may not indicate anything. *laughs*

What do you plan to do with your law degree, if you don't mind my asking? Did I read that you are over 40? (is that rude to ask? Sorry. :)

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« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2004, 11:59:00 AM »
the problem with medical malpractice and policing it, is that the perpatrators and the police are part of the same community.  Unless that community takes strong and public measures to prevent malpractice and to demonstrate very low tolerance of malpractice, they destroy public confidence and thus invite suit.

The same could be said of lawyers I suppose, except that lawyers can take different sides in a dispute where doctors are all on the same side presumably.
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« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2004, 12:07:43 PM »
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The same could be said of lawyers I suppose, except that lawyers can take different sides in a dispute where doctors are all on the same side presumably.

Well, that's very true...and a valid point. I think that the nature of lawyering makes it less likely that we will argue just for the profession...and more for an objective standard. After all, I am more for *me* and my belief in the right thing to do...than for lawyers, in general. After all, I take more pride in how I look...than how lawyers, in general, look, because I can't control what you do...or how people view *me* based on what you do.

I think doctors will be more likely to argue for the profession, demonstrating a direct conflict of interest.

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