This one goes out to all the MDs out there, and the occasional DO as well: When in doubt, don’t blog your own medical malpractice trial. Especially don’t mock the opposing counsel, who in this particular case found the blog in question and dropped it like a bomb into the courtroom, forcing the MD in question to settle the case for a reportedly very large sum.
Seriously: there’s got to be something about blogging, and particularly blogging anonymously, that makes people’s IQs drop. And if not their IQs, at the very least their common sense. On the other hand, this will be a new instruction for lawyers to give their clients: Don’t blog your own trial, you moron. That’s got to be worth an hour’s of billing right there.