Malpractice reform is all over the net, especially in the medical blogosphere. I've stated some of my views before. Recently, in a piece regarding John Edwards.
DB's Medical Rants says a lot about the issue, and is preternaturally patient with his lawyer letterwriters, carrying on discussions and debates that he clearly dominates in without being overweeing.
One new iteration I'd like to add to the ongoing and ever-intensifying melee is a neologism. I think we should call a spade a spade and give the tort lawyers/attorneys/litigators/esquires a name that better pigeonholes those who choose to channel fetuses. I propose torter. You know, like tort lawyer and snapping turtle all rolled into one.
I mean, we call Anesthesiologists gas passers and radiologists rads...I think TORTERS fits the bill. Ever see one in the street and try to pick it up? You're trying to escort it to safety, and it quickly clamps its crushing beak on your finger and in an instant your digit is fractured and macerated.