Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Courts are Worse Every Day

-- "I am not satisfied that the plaintiffs have proven the defendants were in breach of the standard of care required of them."

With these words, BC Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Barrow has once again thrown a spear deep into the heart of our confidence in the law.

Two men enter a hospital for hernia operations. They are served by the same team in the same room.

Both emerge with flesh-eating disease that near kills them.

Yet, this paragon of common sense and concern for the common weal says they have no right to sue.

Then, pray tell, what rights do they have? What recourse?

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