Media silence on lawsuits:

why it hurts the public

In July of 2011, I wrote a letter to George R. Hearst III, the publisher of the Times Union, and to James K. Reed, CEO of Northeast Health, Inc. making the case that keeping details of lawsuits alleging medical negligence out of the media is against the public interest.

Here, in its entirety and made public for the first time is that letter  It is item #1 here: