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Mon Oct 30, 2017, 04:15 PM

Ben Carson has to be about the dumbest member of Pussy Grabber's Cabinet. . .

Wait. . . No, he isn't. . . . How pathetic. Scroll down for video. It is too delicious to miss!

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/30/1710906/-Rep-Al-Green-drills-Secretary-of-HUD-Ben-Carson-into-a-merciless-hole-of-no-return

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Reply Ben Carson has to be about the dumbest member of Pussy Grabber's Cabinet. . . (Original post)
BigDemVoter Oct 2017 OP
Siwsan Oct 2017 #1
jberryhill Oct 2017 #5
Siwsan Oct 2017 #7
jberryhill Oct 2017 #8
CurtEastPoint Oct 2017 #2
Ken Burch Oct 2017 #3
MaryMagdaline Oct 2017 #4
Mike Nelson Oct 2017 #6

Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 04:23 PM

1. Did he walk away from his medical career, or was he 'shown the door'?

I'm still VERY suspicious about why he retired so young, from such a critical medical specialty, and walked away completely. Most people with his touted skills would have at least done some consulting or teaching. It raises a lot of questions, in my mind.

Disclaimer: In my previous life, I investigated physician's credentials, for a living. Every 3 years I had to review and verify their license to practice, DEA, hospital affiliations, malpractice insurance coverage, and malpractice history. I know that neurosurgery is a specialty that gets hit with a lot of malpractice suits. They were some of the roughest for me to have to read.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 04:36 PM

5. While I understand that "number of malpractice suits" is no measure

 

...given the proclivities of insurance companies and their lawyers.

But googling Ben Carson and malpractice suggests he had about 6 to 8 claims filed, including one in which it is alleged he admitted to having left a sponge in.

As you mention, neurosurgery gets a lot of these claims, so whether his incidence was unusual I wouldn't know.

It might be interesting to look at the time that the last case settled, versus the time that he ceased to practice medicine.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 04:48 PM

7. He did a higher than average number of surgeries

Sometimes 400 per year. Two of the lawsuits involved him leaving items in the patient, which isn't surprising if he was rushing through the surgeries.

I'd love to know how many suits were filed, and how many were settled vs dismissed. It is too bad that they won't open the National Practitioner Data Bank for public viewing.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 04:59 PM

8. Well, worst case...

 

...is that it might show an unusual number of cases, etc..

However, it is readily observable that he quit doing it for politics, in which the standard of malpractice is getting lower all of the time.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 04:27 PM

2. What a dumbass. I LOVE that he repeatedly called him 'MISTER' Carson. LOL!

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 04:28 PM

3. About the only thing you can say is, we're lucky he's not in charge of H&SS

 



I'm not sure whether Dr. C is dumb, or just perpetually sedated.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 04:33 PM

4. Least likely to be indicted

He and Eric will look like the smart ones soon enough

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 04:47 PM

6. I don't know...

...Rick Perry was never a brain surgeon... Maybe second dumbest?

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