Well? Tobin just ripped the defenses case to shreds. If I had a mic right now, I would drop it.

TO-BIN πŸ‘πŸ‘ TO-BIN πŸ‘πŸ‘ TO-BIN πŸ‘πŸ‘ TO-BIN πŸ‘πŸ‘

All of the medical nerds in the room who know that folks don’t hyperventilate right before they pass out and die from fentanyl were
cheering along with Dr. Tobin today. There is a reason we worship that dude. And that testimony was it.

From the calculated, surgical dissection of the videos, to the graphics describing respiratory compromise, to the anoxic seizure activity he pointed out to the jury...
Dr. Tobin just said out loud what all of us have been screaming at our TV and phone screens this whole time.

He is the very best and brightest amongst us. He wrote the Bible of Pulm CC. And he testified brilliantly and FOR FREE.
I hope that we can all model this behavior in our own lives.

And for all of the young folks entering medicine... there is a reasonable likelihood that you may end up needing to be deposed or testify in court, for one of a host of reasons.

If that ever is the case for you, go
get some good training from a Med mal attorney. Do some mock depositions. Get comfortable speaking slowly, clearly, and in language that folks with zero medical education can readily understand. You will not regret it. Prepare the way you would prepare for oral boards. Because
testifying well can save you or a colleague or a patient or a loved one. Just like we do practice exams before we sit for oral boards, we need to practice this skill as well.

I promise you, the investment of time and energy into that skill set is important. You can be a tool
for justice. You can advocate for patients who have been harmed. You can assist colleagues who have been wrongfully accused of malpractice.

I know better than to get too hopeful... but I’m failing today. There is hope. That was it. Now we need to hear the same thing from the ME
After that, if there is justice left in this country, which is profoundly debatable, this jury should find him guilty.

Well done, prosecution. Well done, Dr. Tobin!

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