ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 22, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Lansing, Michigan) Demonstration by Michigan physicians protesting rising medical mal- practice insurance rates examined; scenes shown. [Dr. Thomas BERGLUND - notes importance of protest.] Status of malpractice suits outlined. [Dr. Joseph SHEETS - predicts inability to practice due to incr. insurance premiums.] Counter- protest by Michigan Against Incompetent Medicine (MAIM) noted. [MAIM protester Kay HOLMQUIST - opposes contd. licensing of doctors convicted of malpractice.] [Nurse Karen OPIE - explains opposing a ceiling on jury awards to victims of mal- practice; cites one family's experience as example] [Bill COLEMAN - blames physicians' greed.] Condition of Coleman's daughter as result of doctor's error mentioned.
REPORTER: Joe Spencer