Let’s play “let’s pretend”.
Let’s pretend there is a medical laboratory that does blood and urine testing for all of the general practitioners in a particular region.
Now let’s pretend these same doctors are shareholders in a company that performs expensive and evasive diagnostic procedures.
And let’s pretend that if the medical laboratory reports back certain results after the scientific testing the doctors refer their patients to their company for the expensive diagnostic procedure.
Do you have all that? Ya with me? Sure you are. You’re not an idiot.
Now, suppose there’s a lab technician at the medical laboratory that’s a little wacky. Maybe a lot wacky. Maybe even a complete whack job. And suppose the whack job loves the fact she is working in the medical field. She’s part of a team and she wants to succeed. Wishes she was a doctor. Overzealous is too weak a description.
Plus she’ll flirt with the boys
Let’s add to this fact pattern that her work output is off the charts. She does twice as many blood and urine tests than anyone else in the lab.
Oh, and don’t forget there is no need ever for the lab technician to communicate with the doctor. The scientific results speak for themselves.
Now pretend she is obsessed with satisfying the doctors, the doctors become aware of this, and because they have a vested interest they encourage her to come back with findings that require a referral for the expensive diagnostic procedure.
The doctors routinely manipulate her to return findings favoring their business and not their patients.
Meanwhile the procedure has moderate to high risks and some patients have become permanently disabled.
Now let’s bring in the woman’s husband. He loves her but knows she has some mental health issues. He has a strong suspicion she is finagling the numbers and putting patients at risk. He tells her bosses. They do nothing.
End of pretend game.
This is exactly what many Massachusetts prosecutors did with Annie Dookhan. Yet they escape any discipline and the crazy lady went to the can.
To these slimy district attorneys Annie Dookhan was like having the juke box at the malt shop broken so it plays songs free when hit it in the right place (by the right person)
See how it works folks?
Where the hell were the women groups on this?
Where was the Globe?
Oh, wait. I forgot. We never question prosecutors. I think it is time we start. They are the establishment you know? Isn’t this the revolution?