Unfortunate Combinations

I’ve been doing some work for my Dad’s firm out in Oregon for the last month or so; all research, so I can work remotely.  It’s been a great experience.  In addition to some fun local government stuff, which ties into my land use interests handily, I’ve been researching for some medical malpractice work, looking into epidemiology and some case specific details.

I’ve also been to more than one interview where my interviewer expressed concern that I was going do a bunch of blabbing about cases on my blog.  (In addition to passing the MPRE and understanding the confidentiality/ethics/professionalism thing pretty well, I am aware that is would be an incredibly stupid business move.)  So all I’m going to say about my current activity is this:

Medical malpractice is not for the individual with the unfortunate combination of vivid imagination and weak stomach.  Conveniently, I have one but not the other, so I’m actually enjoying the research – in a kind of fascinated, masochistic way.  I had no idea how many different ways you can get messed up medically, and I’m only on the tip of the iceberg.