Lawsuits provide no justice for taxpayers

02/28/2014 2:02 PM

02/27/2014 1:51 PM

Re "Nevada busing ruling ignore reality" (Dan Morain Feb. 23): Nevada should fix its patient dumping problem, but lawsuits aren't the solution.

Need $30,000? Get pepper-sprayed. Harassed by a school official? Sue. Two months to live? Sue the neurosurgeon for trying something novel. Beaten by a cop while high on speed? Sue.

Tax money provided to operate schools, police departments, etc., instead goes to enrich a few lawyers, and plaintiffs. It nauseates me to think my hard- earned dollars are being frittered away so thoughtlessly. Where is the justice?

-- Ronald M. Becker, M.D., Sacramento

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