Stephen Colbert knows a thing or two about hypocrisy in the USA and how to get a laugh out of it. In this segment on his show, he interviews Susan Saladoff, director of the HBO documentary, Hot Coffee, about the myth of frivolous lawsuits.
Why mention this on a patient safety blog? Because the medical industry continues to do its best to dismantle the only way that Americans can demand accountability when they’ve been injured by unsafe and unethical medical treatment. They call it tort reform, but it’s really tort deform, as Susan Saladoff tells Colbert.
PS: The segment starts at 15:15 on the timer.