You didn’t cure my kid’s vomiting over the phone and I had to take him to the emergency department two days later when the vomiting came back.
Now give me my co-payments back.
If services provided don’t perfectly meet expectations, those services should be free?
Sorry, but life doesn’t work that way, ma’am.
You didn’t please enough customers at work today. Now your boss wants back the wages he paid to you.
Doesn’t sound so reasonable now, does it?
Speaking about some peoples’ demand for perfect medical care … suppose that after undergoing surgery, your heart stopped beating. Multiple people rush to help you. They attempt to put a breathing tube down your throat to save you, but your airway is difficult and they can’t get the tube in place. Your life is slipping away. An anesthesiologist rushes to the scene and uses a special tool to get the tube in place, literally saving your life.
You wake up and discover that one of your teeth was chipped while the medical staff was trying to save you.
Do you file a lawsuit?
What’s better? A missing tooth when you wake up to see your smiling family or perfect smile at your funeral?
We were thinking of putting a window there, anyway. Man discharged from Massachusetts emergency department, goes to parking lot, puts car in gear and accidentally drives through emergency department wall into radiology suite. I’m thinking a few radiology techs needed to change their uniforms after that event.
In other news, plaintiff attorneys from Louisiana plan to sue hospital for not anticipating such an event and for failing to put air bags up along the sides of the hospital.
Government denies cancer treatment for patient … solely because he is a male. Congress reportedly thinks that only women need treatment of breast cancer. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services stated that “In order to change the eligibility requirements, Congress would need to change the law.”
A perfect example of how insurance doesn’t do you much good when you can’t get coverage.
By the time that Congress changes this law, Raymond Johnson will probably have died from his disease.
Emotional testimony from emergency nurses at trial of man who shot up nursing home with shotgun, killing eight.
One expensive taxi ride. Connecticut EMS services estimates that 25-30% of ambulance calls are not medical emergencies. Bill to patient for a 1 mile ambulance ride: $800. What should be done?
Sometimes little things make a big difference in an emergency department nurse’s day. Getting cookies from an anonymous patient you saved 5 years ago qualifies as one of those little things.
US Government pays $7.5 million to spouse of Air Force serviceman after numbness in groin and legs misdiagnosed on Anderson Air Force Base in Guam and leaves patient with permanent nerve damage. The Feres Doctrine only applies to enlistees, not to their families.
Expert neurosurgeon in malpractice case tells attorney “You could make this diagnosis and you haven’t gone to medical school.” According to other testimony in the case, the “diagnosis” wasn’t so clear cut, though.
Farmer awarded $1.5 million in malpractice suit for delay of 3 hours in treating meningococcal meningitis. Experts testify that if antibiotics were started earlier, the patient would have lost only toes and would have required some skin grafts. Instead, the patient required amputation of parts of both legs and one arm.
Hospital defense attorney fails to preserve medical malpractice trial issue for appeal. Five words during discussion with trial judge may have cost client $1.7 million.
Attorneys outraged at the potential for a multimillion dollar malpractice lawsuit over such an innocuous mistake? Welcome to a doctor’s daily life.