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This New York Times article exposes a growing industry that makes money by coaxing women into having surgery — sometimes unnecessarily — so that they are more lucrative plaintiffs in lawsuits against medical device manufacturers.

1. What is the role of lawyers in this industry?
2. What is the role of marketers in this industry?
3. What is the role of loans in this industry?
4. Are all plaintiffs are equal in this industry? Why or why not?

Goldstein, M. and J. Silver-Greenburg. 2018. How Profiteers Lure Women Into Often-Unneeded Surgery. The New York Times, April 14 (Retrievable online at