Will we see fewer blogging doctors and nurses?
The Globe reports that a local pediatrician sued for wrongful death agreed to settle the case for a hefty amount after the opposing lawyer got him to admit he was the local blogger making fun of the plaintiff's case and claiming jurors were falling asleep. Dr. Robert Lindeman also deleted all the posts on his blog, although if you hurry, you can still see at least some of his pre-trial musings, thanks to Google's cache (Technorati will give you a taste of his trial posts).
This is at least the third time this year a local practitioner has gotten into hot water over a blog. In March, Dr. Sam Blackman took down a post on his Blog, MD in which he expressed his feelings on finding a live Webcam in the room of a patient vomiting blood. And, also in March, Betsy Baumgartner, a nurse at an unidentified local teaching hospital, deleted a post on her Nurse at Small about her feelings on the way the elderly are treated. In the post, she discussed a specific case.