Thursday, June 28, 2007

Starburst sign

A woman in Romeo, Michigan has filed suit with the Mars Company claiming that she now has TMJ disorder after chewing on a Starburst candy. She states that now she has problems sleeping and chewing as a result. (I am always amazed that patients who have complaints of dysphagia and jaw pain are overweight). I am sure that poor dentition, gum chewing and bruxism in no way contributed to her problem.

I know that it is human nuture to blame others for all our own problems, but how did this get to be the basis for our tort system? If I choke on a cough drop is it the cough drop companies fault? How can we change this, or better yet, how can we make it not profitable to file these suits.

1 comment:

SeaSpray said...

I totally agree with you!