The reproductive system of both males and females are specialized in function and that they only work with the specific gender they are given to. While the female reproductive system is more complex as it houses the environment a fertilized egg will grow into, the male reproductive system is in no way a simple one as well. Perhaps, the most visible difference of the male reproductive system to that of the females is that the male have an external protruding structure. This external structure is situated outside of the body and consists of the penis, the testicles, and the scrotum. Read more…
Earlier this month, on the Canadian legal news website Slaw.ca, University of Western Ontario law student Omar Ha-Redeye made a really interesting prediction: one area of the law that's sure to see growth in the future is something he calls "reputation management," and physicians are perhaps chief among the clientele that's likely to demand that service.
Mr. Ha-Redeye uses as a jumping off point for his argument my recent article in Parkhurst Exchange about an Alberta urologist named Mohamed Foda who this year became the first physician anywhere (as far as I can tell) to force RateMDs.com to disclose the names of anonymous reviewers.
The Foda case against RateMDs is tied in with another suit he is involved in in Edmonton and it all gets very complex very quickly, but the long and short of it is that Mr. Ha-Redeye seems to see Dr Foda's successful efforts to fight back against anonymous online libel as one of the first of a forthcoming trend of "reputation management" lawsuits.
What do you think? Are we going to see the development of a new field of reputation management law? Should the Canadian Medical Protective Association be in the business of not only protecting physicians from malpractice suits, as they do now, but also protecting their reputations?
Posted by David Elkins and others at 12:00 AM
Labels: law, RateMDs