Sorry I’ve been “off the grid” this week. Upcoming diary post about why …
The drip that keeps dripping. Cases of gonorrhea up 25% in England in the past year – up 61% among homosexual males and young heterosexuals. New cases totaled just under 21,000 last year. Many of those cases were drug resistant. According to the article, it seems like chlamydia should be the larger concern. There were 186,000 new cases of chlamydia in England last year.
People in the comments section to the article think there is some biblical meaning to the uptick in STDs and compare current society to the Roman empire. Yyyyyyyeah.
The attack of the zombies. First, it’s a naked man … in Florida … who was shot and killed by police after he was found eating the face off of another man. The police ordered the man to stop and he looked up at them with blood on his face and growled.
Then porn star allegedly kills man and mails body parts to different Canadian political party headquarters.
Now a college student and former ROTC member in Maryland has been arrested for eating the brain and heart of the roommate he murdered.
If you work in an emergency department and don’t have tears of laughter streaming down your face after watching this, there’s something wrong with you. Toronto Emergency RN, thanks for making my day.
Another unfortunate soul without a means of transportation steals an ambulance out of an emergency department ambulance bay, then drunk drives it around town before crashing it into a parked car.
Take the keys with you when you drop off patients, all you bamblance people. It’s not like these brainiacs are committing grand theft auto by hotwiring the vehicles.
Jury awards estate of married man with two children total of $5 million when cardiologist fails to warn him not to engage in activity after the man sought evaluation for chest pains. The patient died one day before having his scheduled stress test. The jury’s award was decreased to $3 million due to the patient’s contributory negligence … he died while having sex in a threesome with another man and a woman who was not his wife.
Growing trend. Before getting medical treatment to patients, more doctors are requiring that patients sign an arbitration agreement. Some agreements limit recovery for non-economic damages to $250,000. Plaintiff’s attorneys are not happy about it, but courts are upholding the agreements when they are challenged.
California economics professor and Cato Institute adjunct scholar advocates increasing liability in medical malpractice cases so that society can sue its way to better health care. Increasing liability to improve performance … good idea. I propose that we begin by creating a new tort with limitless caps for economics professors who publish uninformed articles.