- Nov 15, 2013
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So cops aren’t fired?One possible answer - for medical mistakes, there is an established avenue to follow with medical malpractice laws. It may be cumbersome at times, but there is a method to address those issues.
and in certain cases, Doctors face professional review and can be sanctioned or lose their medical license.
Similar to lawyers with legal malpractice. lawyers can be sued, and face professional review, which can lead to losing their law license.
with police, it is a lot more murky. the numbers show that it is extremely difficult to prosecute officers for misconduct, and police unions tend to protect their own at a greater level than the medical or legal professions.
So, I don't think we get the same coverage on bad doctors or bad lawyers because those professions 'police' themselves and there are more successful avenues to seek legal recourse for medical or legal malpractice.
How many Doctors are committing suicide? b/c police officers have the highest rate of suicide of any profression.
Not to mention the ones that die in the line of duty. Almost 100 so far this year. How many doctors have died in the line of duty this year?