I am a Miami PI lawyer, and I am embarrassed and ashamed. The Miami Herald reports that a Coral Gables couple, pilfered patient medical records from Jackson Memorial Hospital and sold them to several lawyers in exchange for kick backs.

The Herald went in to great detail about how the crooks worked with a JMH employee and got paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to do it. However, not a word on the lawyers, who in my mind should be disbarred and imprisoned.

This unethical and illegal conduct reinforces the misconception in the minds of many in the public that lawyers are cheats and that personal injury cases are frauds. I believe that all of the money that was paid on these claims should be returned to the insurance companies or defendants that wrote the checks. And what about the injured? They should have their statutes of limitations extended and be given an opportunity to obtain real justice, not stolen money.