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Injured patients who want to help and be heard,
Thomas Jefferson said that given the choice between
government without newspapers and newspapers without government, he would choose
to have newspapers.
In medicine we have government without newspapers. Patients
cannot find out what they need to know to make informed choices. No one in
medicine records or reports the information patients need to know the most. So
patients will have to.
Dr. James Burt
Burt said he performed more than 4,500 operations between
1966 and 1977. It is difficult to believe anything Burt reports himself, but
there is reason to believe the number of "love" surgeries that he reported.
“. . . at one time in the early seventies, Burt was
delivering so many babies and doing so many surgeries at the medical center, his
practice accounted for 5 percent of patient revenues generated by some 500
physicians. That fact, as much as anything, explains why Burt, the cash cow, was
a hard man to stop.”
From an article called MALPRACTICE BURT SETTLEMENTS END SOME PAIN By: Ellen
Belcher, Dayton Daily News. Thursday, September 11, 1997
The fact that he gave up delivering babies to have time for all the "love
surgeries" he was performing lends credence to the large number of surgeries he
says he performed.
Also, when insurance companies no longer would insure him, he sued them saying
he had lost $3,000,000 in business as a result. Another large number.
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