Any of you self-righteous attorneys from New Orleans want to post a comment prospectively telling all the hospitals everything that they need to do in order to avoid being sued for an “inadequate response” to this natural disaster? Any experts in disaster preparedness want to chime in?
Yeah. Didn’t think so.
Yet when some patient gets a fleck of dust in their eye from the 120 mile an hour winds after the storm has passed, based on the recent $25 million settlement from Katrina lawsuits, I’m betting that the attorneys will be falling over each other to file lawsuits to retrospectively tell everyone what the hospital did wrong in preventing said speck of dust to become airborne and lodge in the patient’s cornea, though. God forbid that a hospital’s backup generator breaks down. Just sign a check.
While I’m at it …
Any person living east of the Mississippi River is hereby put on notice that a hurricane is coming. You need to take adequate measures to protect yourself from any potential injury or death from the hurricane. This may include moving yourself out of any hospital within 300 miles of the hurricane and relocating yourself in a hospital west of the Mississippi River.
Is that enough to prevent people from suing?