More Lawsuit Nonsense Talk from the West Virginia Record

Steve Cohen writes a column in the West Virginia Record on lawsuit abuse today in West Virginia. Like the editorial I discussed last week, it is just silly. No effort to obatin the real facts is made. The lawyer complaints that the problem is with West Virginia personal injury lawyers. Yet, none of the cases he cites are personal injury cases. Is the insanity of this lost of everyone at the West Virginia Record?
The latest case of which he complains is a Kanawha County jury verdict that awarded a Charleston surgeon $5 million in compensatory and $20 million in punitive damages, deciding that hospital executives smeared Hamrick’s reputation and wrongfully revoked his privileges in a dispute over the doctor’s malpractice insurance. Setting aside the fact that this is not a personal injury case in any way, shape or form, how Mr. Cohen – who knows so little about the case he thinks it is a personal injury case – feels comfortable calling the very lawsuit absurd is a slap in the face to the Kanawha County jury that listened to the evidence and rendered a verdict.