Rex Morgan, M.D., Diagnoses the Zeitgeist

By April 28, 2008Briefly Legal

Rex_Morgan.gifThat’s a panel from Sunday’s comic strip, “Rex Morgan, M.D.” That nice Dr. Reed has just been served with a lawsuit, we presume a medical malpractice suit for letting that poor little Wagner boy die in the hospital from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). And not only does the lawyer advertise on TV, June Morgan, R.N., tells us he’s known as Max the Ax, Legal Warrior.

Does Dr. Morgan practice in Memphis? From an editorial in The Commercial Appeal, “Only a baby step:”

Supporters of tort reform in Tennessee are touting a measure approved by the General Assembly as a step toward eventual passage of comprehensive legislation that will revolutionize medical malpractice litigation.

That’s an optimistic assessment that might be borne out in the future, but it’s far from a certainty.

In the meantime, Max the Ax will continue warring against family physicians.

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