MEMPHIS, TN – Mark Edmunds, JD, a local medical malpractice attorney, is proud to be a caring father, a giving person, and a devout Christian. He attends services regularly, sings in his church choir, and prays each night that the Lord will bring more medical errors in local hospitals.
“I regularly read the Scriptures,” he says. “All Christians know that Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding in Cana, but few know the back story. He did that so that an early personal injury lawyer could benefit from a drunken post-wedding chariot accident.”
“Thanks to the windfall which followed, this successful early lawyer’s family populated the Earth with attorneys. The following generations produced PI attorneys, divorce lawyers, and med malpractice people like me. We were shown favor in those early days of Jesus. It is natural to continue to pray for His blessings.”
When asked to demonstrate a typical nighttime prayer, Edmunds obliged.
“Lord above, Creator of the Universe and all beings in it, I beseech Thee for upcoming fatal medication errors and unexpected drug reactions. Now is the time when I could really use a case of malignant hyperthermia to knock off a young person undergoing an elective procedure. I know it is rare, but you are the worker of miracles.”
“Bring me an unrecognized esophageal intubation and subsequent neurologic devastation, so that I may sing of Your grace and goodness. May the font of all Your blessings, the myocardial infarction masquerading as something harmless, be sent home from the ER.”
“May a universally used drug be shown to cause cancer, bleeding, or lead to deep venous thrombosis. Through death, you bring me life. World without end, Amen.”