Ron Miller has written an article for Southern Maryland Online titled, “Is There a Doctor in the House?” Mr. Miller argues that Maryland needs medical malpractice reform if we are going to reform our health care system and that we have to make medical malpractice lawsuits in Maryland “less attractive” for Maryland medical malpractice lawyers. Mr. Miller’s bright idea is letting the hospitals decide if a mistake has been made. And then they will pay you and apologize. Soon, and this is really what the article says, we might not need medical malpractice insurance in Maryland anymore.
Perhaps I’ve gone completely mad. Maybe. But hospitals’ risk management will decide whether there is malpractice and then appropriately pay the victims? I have not gone that mad. This article is written by bizarro Ron Miller, to coin the Seinfeld phrase, a “conservative blogger and activist, former and future candidate for the Maryland Senate, and communications director for the Calvert County Republican Party.” I’m sure he is a nice guy. But politically, and particularly on this issue, he is the anti-me. And I don’t think this article even offers the best arguments for those arguing for tort reform in Maryland medical malpractice cases.
From this, a serious question has to be asked: who is the most famous Ron Miller in Maryland? For conclusive, unassailable proof, I turn to Google. So I Googled “Ron Miller Maryland,” and “famous Maryland Ron Miller.” It would be indiscreet to publish the results of this search. But in an unrelated story, your Ron Miller will be signing autographs at Einstein’s Bagels in Severna Park on Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.