Doctor on the Ropes

By now everyone has heard of the troubles for Dr. Ray Harron, the radiologist who read as many as 150 x-rays a day at $125 each, the results of which efforts were used as support of the claim of 75,000 asbestos claimants. As this article from today’s NYT demonstrates, the defense lawyers are going after him. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what is going to happen next.

Aren’t you glad you did not use this gentleman as an expert? Don’t you know that there are dozens and dozens of lawyers who are sitting in their offices right now wondering when the process server will show up with a subpeona and a deposition notice? Or worse?

I hope that Dr. Harron is clean. If he is not, I hope that the lawyers who employed him did not know he was not.

Because if he was not and if the lawyers knew he was not, it is going to get ugly.