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Personal injury lawyers fight tort reform by saying -- it we will deter bad companies from hurting you.
They had doctors and who but we will get compensation for your injuries.
And it's a good sales pitch but it's filled with deceit.
For lots of reasons but for now on just focus on one nasty unintended consequence of the trial lawyers work.
I experience this one myself I was tired of personal injury lawyers so I -- someone I won a settlement.
People say this proves -- -- hypocrite because I criticize these lawsuits but.
Academy hypocrite because I acknowledge some of these lawsuits are useful.
And I sued Vince McMahon in the world wrestling federation because.
I was told that he in the WWF constructed one of their performers to do this.
It is a good business it's just a good bit I would be in -- that one life advocate.
Because only that talks about a three -- and -- pot calling the camera radiated.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And her -- is that all you got I think the standard -- you know standard question I think if this thing you delegate -- could.
Well what -- don't -- we -- open as well.
-- After that I crawled away I -- signs I should hit the guy with my microphone -- that would have been stupid he was 68 week 280 pounds.
Name's Dave Schultz for those of you care about these things.
Anyway after that I had you're paying for more than a year loud noises hurt my ear so.
I -- I thought they should be taught they can't beat up reporters who point out that.
Pro -- in this fake.
And is part of the -- the defendant has you go to see their doctor.
In -- specialists in my case and they're doctor without examining me said I think this is -- general somatic illness.
-- what I asked Gerald somatic he said it means you're holding on your pain because you're involved in a lawsuit.
I was furious I said they -- not Jerry you accuse -- that without even examining me and he backed down.
But you know what he was probably right because after we settle the suit and I got paid my pain slowly went away.
So maybe my -- was Gerald somatic do people hold all of the paid because they're involved in.
Whenever I asked this orthopedic surgeon he no longer practices full time he stepped onto -- less useful occupation he's now a US senator from Wyoming so.
Gerald somatic illness this if you can you imagine this.
Well actually it's something I learned about in in medical school and my residency training seen in practice and it's we used to call the green -- to support to us was something used to apply to an area of pain.
For hoping that it gets better and green being the money application with that this is legitimate injury as in your case legitimate pain.
That hung on for a long time and people believe that pain is going to be permanent.
It does seem though if there is a lawsuit filed that there is.
Until that dragged through the courts were settlement which -- a long term process the pain continues and and only once that is settled.
-- maybe the stress of all that go away and then the pain go away as well.
And the effect I could feel -- me was that when you're involved in a lawsuit.
You think about all the time your furious your furious at the opposing lawyers was furious the wrestler I think about -- -- pain.
-- you're less likely to go -- with your life.
Well you're you're stuck until that issue is resolved and you get fixated on -- there's -- high anxiety related to -- additional stress.
And I believe that the pain continues until that comes to some resolution.
Now a British psychiatrist wrote if you pay people to suffer they will suffer.
Injuries that would be self limiting become permanently crippling.
The litigant formally healthy rapidly -- comes to every kind of unprovable ailment.
Headache loss of concentration dizziness depression.
When a man says his whole life has been ruined by some Max and I know without having to ask I'm in the presence of litigation.
It turns -- broken dry -- into a way of life.
This really ring home to me and these kinds of ailments not -- your pain but dizziness headache back pain.
These are these things that are hard for doctors to cure they may peace.
I think in the first place but it hangs on for a lot longer than one would naturally expect doing this -- relates related to the the anxiety or the tension and being under the stress of a pending lawsuit.
Now before you were senator you were an orthopedic -- -- The ordinary people would think that's clear -- fix the guys bone he gets better.
But in north -- PX there's a lot of this true right that they there was even one study where they gave people -- knee operations and they got better.
Well there's a lot of and there are a lot of aches and pains that we take care of -- in orthopedic surgery and there are a lot of injuries.
Car wrecks where the pain just won't get better and you're trying to -- why isn't it gotten better.
You can person wearing a neck brace -- all of the different things using a cane to walk a back brace taking medication asking for muscle relax -- pain pills.
Whole host of things -- this person should be better by now.
And yet I can't find a cause nothing I can actually physically put back together as an orthopedic surgeon nothing that has a surgical response.
And often once this cases settled the -- goes way.
Thank you senator John Barrasso from Wyoming next.
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