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Doctors Attempt to Silence Their Patients

In what Angie Hicks of Florida Health News calls “an attempt to steal the consumers’ right to free speech,” many physicians are enacting a new practice of requiring their patients to sign a form which prevents them from posting negative comments about the practitioner on the internet. Across the nation, roughly 2,000 physicians have joined a movement which requires patients to sign away their right to post anything critical about their doctor on the web. The company is called Medical Justice and was formed in 2002 by Dr. Jeffrey Segal in attempt to prevent “frivolous lawsuits.” Do you agree with this type of practice? Would you see a physician that required this, or would you seek someone else?

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