Skip to comments.Spitzer...again
Posted on 12/15/2005 8:21:37 AM PST by lillian
Can you imagine what our country would be like if Spitzer was successfull in putting all of his targets out of business? He'd catapult us into the 19th century.
A Harvard Medical School study found that doctors implanted more than 2.25 million pacemakers and 400,000 defibrillators in the United States from 1990 to 2002. Malfunctions were directly responsible for just 61 deaths (half from each type of device). While every accidental death is tragic, a fatal error rate of 0.002 percent hardly appears to be the malfeasance these lawsuits suggest.
...Spitzer's solution of (supposedly) "erring on the side of caution" would make matters worse. After all, these devices are important medical treatments. Mistakenly recalling a device that turns out not to be defective causes harm to people just as surely as mistakenly leaving a faulty product on the market too long.
Does Spitzer even care that his recommended course of action exposes tens of thousands of patients to potentially risky surgery that most don't need?
Do you have a working link for this?
Sptizer probably has a higher bad conviction rating than 0.002. Typical actions of those seeking fame without a natural forum.
This guy has cost my friends their jobs and a lot of people a ton of money. He may be about to cost some people their health and their lives.
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