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Doctors make mistakes. It happens. But what should be done about it? Many on one side of the issue say taking doctors to court is really the only way of keeping them honest, diligent and thorough. But people on the other side say that’s what has caused doctors to practice so-called defensive medicine – which many argue leads to higher prices for everyone.
Medical malpractice has also come up in President’s Obama plan to reform the health care system. Gary Tuchman sits down with some lawyers who have spent decades working on medical malpractice suits. We’ll separate fact from fiction and cut through the noise over medical malpractice all week.
What a year! President Obama is in New York City today marking the one-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The firm actually filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sept. 15, but Obama will deliver what the White House is billing as a major speech on the financial crisis. He is expected to make a strong case for immediate action on regulatory reform as well as discuss the steps that the Administration has taken to boost the economy. Ali Velshi will take stock of the financial upheaval we’ve all experienced over the past year and give us the break down of where we stand now, and what we may expect in the near future.
Political protests have always been embedded in our nation’s history; they’re a natural part of our democratic process. But have the current anti-Obama protests taken on an increasingly harsh tone? Over the weekend, the conservative advocacy group Tea Party Express massed on the National Mall to protest health care reform, higher taxes and government spending. At some protests around the country, Nazi imagery and a picture of President Obama as an African witch doctor were popular images. Are there racial undertones to some of these protests? And will this anti-Obama strategy help Republicans? Do some of the extreme comments and images obscure a more legitimate argument made by the majority? Candy Crowley will look into the protests tonight.
And it’s been quite a week of outbursts, hasn’t it? It all started last Wednesday night during President Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress. Rep. Joe Wilson shocked many shouting, “you lie” during Obama’s speech. His “emotional” response garnered a lot of attention – not to mention a lot of money. (His democratic opponent raised more than $1 million in a few days, and Wilson himself raised approximately $750,000.)
But that was just the beginning of a series of national outbursts. Serena Williams’ profanity-laced, finger-pointing tirade at a U.S. Open linesperson resulted in a $10,000 fine. And last night, Kanye West rushed onstage during the VMAs, grabbed Taylor Swift’s microphone during her acceptance speech and started espousing on behalf of Beyonce Knowles, who had lost out in the category. What’s up with these people going overboard?
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