I didn't know you were an ER Doctor AND/OR a HMO Plan Administrator!Originally posted by: Brainonska511
I didn't know you were a doctor. Additionally, Exxon-Mobile doesn't get paralyzed and have to use a wheel chair after the negligence of a hospital.Originally posted by: winnar111
NEW YORK - A jury has awarded nearly $11 million to a woman who became partially paralyzed after waiting two hours for a hospital brain scan.
Jurors found New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens was negligent in caring for Candida Diego after she fractured her skull in a fall in September 2004.
A spokeswoman says the hospital doesn't believe it is liable for the 71-year-old's condition and is appealing the Oct. 3 decision awarding her $10.7 million.
Court documents say Diego was cleared for a brain scan two hours before she got one. The test was intended to check for bleeding.
Court papers say Diego lapsed into a coma in the emergency room less than an hour after the scan. She now has no movement in her left side and uses a wheelchair.
So that's healthcare for about 11000 kids for a year. 2 hours is considered a short delay when dealing with issues like heart attacks; wonder how much more of this will happen with 'universal' health care.
Exxon mobil doesn't even make $5 million an hour.
And under current health insurance system, you'd have to call your HMO while you're experiencing a bleed into your brain to determine if the MRI is medically warranted to isolate the bleeding.