“Zurich hospital turns away US health tourists”

by Walter Olson on September 22, 2009

“Zurich University Hospital has stopped treating North American ‘medical tourists’, fearing million-dollar claims from litigious patients if operations go wrong. Hospitals in canton Valais have also adopted measures to protect themselves against visitors from the United States, Canada and Britain.” [Swissinfo.ch via Mark Perry and Coyote]


1 Michael Sebastian 09.23.09 at 9:38 am

Rough justice. Why should the Swiss import the American penchant for assuaging personal disappointments via the tort system?

Good for the Swiss. Too f–king bad for the Americans turned away. Maybe they’ll stop electing politicians who let the entire malpractice tort-lottery money grab continue.

And yes, I am an American.

2 William Nuesslein 09.24.09 at 9:14 am

Zurich’s refusal of business puts the lie to the assertion that malpractice litigation is a minor (2%) matter.

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