Physicians and Gallows Humor. Is It Unprofessional?

Comedy is when you fall through an open manhole.  Tragedy is when I fall through an open manhole.  It’s an old joke and a helpful segue to understanding dark humor in the medical community. Physicians see a lot of desperate and hopeless situations. We have to deliver...

When Can You Refuse to Treat a Patient?

We continue with our series of general educational articles penned by one attorney, an MD, JD, giving you a view of the world through a malpractice plaintiff attorney’s eyes. This attorney is a seasoned veteran.  The series includes a number of pearls on how to stay...