Yes, I got one of these e-mails too
I got the same e-mail too. I'd like to know who else got it. Please comment on this post if you got one of these.
I really have to wonder what's going on, for a law firm to be soliciting bloggers who post under 'nyms, like me and the Bioethics Dude, for affadavits. They have no way of even knowing if we are doctors or not. Why is it a California law firm? Why bother soliciting affadavits from anonymous bloggers? It seems like a lot of effort for minimal payoff, trolling medical blogs for affadavits of doctors who have no personal knowledge of the case and have not reviewed any medical records or tests and, although I have some experience in caring for brain-injured patients from my trauma days and can do a serviceable job of interpreting head CTs, I am not an expert in that area. In fact, I don't even recall leaving any comments on CodeBlueBlog recently, which makes me think the only reason I got this is because of CodeBlue's link to my recent turn at hosting Grand Rounds.
It could be a monumentally bad idea on the part of the law firm, but I can't rule out a trick by someone trying to discredit or harass the law firm or even personally harass the Tracy Jackson who signed the e-mail. (For all I know, it could be the work of her disgruntled boyfriend.) I'm still looking at the e-mail headers, trying to tell if this truly came from where it appears on the surface to have come from.
In any case, it's just another measure of just how utterly bizarre this case has become.