Saturday, August 14, 2010

If Doctors were paid like attorneys

I think it is interesting to hear attorneys argue about how doctors should get paid. I wondered what it would be like if we were paid like attorneys. First, you would call the office to see if the doctor would consider your case. After talking for a bit with a paramedical you might get an appointment to discuss your possible case with the doctor. After consideration, he might agree to take your case for a retainer and then a cost structure of so much per hour (hours that only he can determine and not verify) plus expenses. You would also have to sign an arbitration contract. Any calls to him would cost at least $200 and then $200 for each 15 minutes. There would be additional charges for documentation, travel, etc. The retainer would have to be paid up front of course.

In the event of a serious problem or one in which the patient client does not have the cash, the doctor could take the case on a contingency agreement where if the patient survives, the doctor gets 1/3 of all future earnings, plus expenses, time etc.

Better yet, lets pay attorneys like doctors. If you show up at the court house, they have to take care of you regardless of your ability to pay and you can sue them at any step.

2 comments:

SeaSpray said...

Oh the disparity!

"Better yet, lets pay attorneys like doctors. If you show up at the court house, they have to take care of you regardless of your ability to pay and you can sue them at any step."

That's just plain funny. :)

Amusing post. But I know frustrating for you too.

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