The New York Times offers the opinion in its “The Ethicist” column that it is perfectly okay for doctors to refuse to treat medical malpractice lawyers. Taking it a step further, the author actually encourages the practice.
The logic of this completely escapes me. Does this doctor believe that it is ethically wrong for a lawyer to handle a medical malpractice case? I’m a lawyer. Some lawyers focus their practice exclusively on legal malpractice cases. It would never even occur to me to have ill feelings towards a legal malpractice lawyer.