With John Edwards elevation to VP candidate, here is a trend you will begin to hear more about:
About a year ago, 49-year-old trial lawyer Clay Mitchell’s physician retired, leaving him to look for a new internist.
With a reference from his father, a prominent gynecologist, Mitchell chose Dr. Ivan Castro of Winter Park Internal Medicine for his annual check-up.
Mitchell arrived for his appointment, filled out the paperwork, including his profession and employer’s name, and was escorted into a room. But after Mitchell changed into a paper medical gown, an office staff member informed him that because he was a trial lawyer, Castro would not attend to him.
“It was humiliating,” he says.
Castro, who was a named Top Doctor in 2003 by Orlando Magazine, still stands by his decision to not treat Mitchell.
His reason: Trial lawyers can no longer bite the hand that cares for them. And, Castro says, he is not alone. “Many of us do this for a very good reason.”
This is not a rare example:
A South Carolina surgeon dropped a patient when he found out her husband was a trial lawyer.
In New Hampshire, a neurosurgeon told the head of the state