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June 1969

MALPRACTICE

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1260 E Alejo Rd Palm Springs, Calif 92262

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;89(6):919. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770020921027

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Abstract

To the Editor.—Your editorial in the March issue of the Archives prompts me to offer a comment.

It is about time that organized medicine awakens to the plague of unjustified malpractice suits and exorbitant awards some juries have imposed. The situation is one that militates against the honest practice of medicine even admitting the hazards of therapy. Unless something is done to protect us we will be thrust into an ultraconservative attitude which will halt progress and deprive many suffering human beings of the benefits of advanced medical practice.

Did you know that in California practically all of the insurance companies have refused to cover us and that there is only one that is still offering protection at exorbitant rates? In my own case, being semiretired, doing only office practice and absolutely no surgery, I was offered a policy of $100,000 and $300,000 at a premium of $1,660.00 a

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