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August 22, 2019

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Letter to the editor:

Hepatitis case has wrong fall guy

Although I wasn’t in the courtroom during the trial, I am amazed at some of the things our juries can be persuaded to do by good-looking, well-dressed, smooth-talking lawyers.

It started with the $1 million “hot coffee” lawsuit against McDonald’s, and has continued on.

This case against the pharmaceutical companies is just the latest example.

The problem was the re-use of the syringes by the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada, not the size of the Propofol bottle.

However, since the endoscopy center couldn’t be required to pay hundreds of millions of dollars, let’s try to put some pharmaceuticals out of business.

The doctors and the nurses were the ones to blame. As a parallel, we can put the liquor companies out of business because they sell vodka, gin, etc., in containers large enough to make us drunk and kill someone on the road.

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