You Can Tell He’s Lying…When His Lips Are Moving
At law school, we were taught how to “plead the alternative.” The classic example centers around a lawsuit because of a dog bite. The defense may counter as follows:
A West Virginian judge recently granted a request to shut down a pain clinic with a questionable track record. After reading the owner’s responses in the Associated Press, it seems this physician has mastered the art of pleading the alternative:
We are not a pain clinic;
My clinic is closed;
I don’t operate a pain clinic;
I treat chronic degenerative disease;
Most of my patients don’t get opioids;
We deal with public health issues.
Fortunately, the Department of Health and Human Resources has taken this dog to the pound.
If a junkyard dog has you cornered… Call us. We can do better.
William Faris, JD
Chief Executive Officer
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