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Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Soon 2B Mom of 2:</b>" Poor woman. Why is she sueing the govt though? Shouldnt she be sueing her doctor/hospital? Am I missing ... [snip!] ... I missing something? I agree the doctors should've done more, and she has the right to sue if thats how she wants to handle it."</blockquote>




It's a public hospital.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" That would explain the 3 month wait and inability to see other doctors, correct? THIS is why I fear Obamacare.. juss sayin."


ditto

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Ryloonjimama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *TTC*:</b>" 1.) Not all insurances will cover a second ... [snip!] ... of pocket to get another opinion if I had to, if I suspected breast cancer. Or at least push the issue harder with my own GP."


Is it easy to fight a doctor out there?

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Smartass *TTC*:" Her GOVT provides her healthcare"


Ahhh ok. Thanks for clearing that up for me :)

user banned Due November 7; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Ryloonjimama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *TTC*:</b>" 1.) Not all insurances will cover a second ... [snip!] ... of pocket to get another opinion if I had to, if I suspected breast cancer. Or at least push the issue harder with my own GP."


Most people trust their doctors.
Not everyone has the ability to hand out money.



I assume the doctor justified the issues as being something else.
If I were given tests and my dr told me I was good, I would do exactly what she did, which is go home thinking the symptoms would go away and then if they didn't, go BACK to the doctor.



It's easy to say "Oh I would have forked out 5k out of pocket for an MRI, but you really don't know what you would do in that situation.

Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:</b>" That would explain the 3 month wait and inability to see other doctors, correct? THIS is why I fear Obamacare.. juss sayin."</blockquote>




No, not for something like that. The wait was because he didn't find it suspicious and told her to come back for medical review in 3 months. She was straight in for all testing basically when they realised the threat.

Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *TTC*:</b>" Most people trust their doctors. Not everyone has the ability to hand out money. I assume the doctor ... [snip!] ... to say "Oh I would have forked out 5k out of pocket for an MRI, but you really don't know what you would do in that situation."</blockquote>




lol no. You have a lump in your breast and bloody discharge from your nipple. I would not just take it with a grain of salt that everything was all great just because the doctor said. It's not about trust, doctors make mistakes, too.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Ryloonjimama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:</b>" That would explain the 3 month wait ... [snip!] ... her to come back for medical review in 3 months. She was straight in for all testing basically when they realised the threat."


So the doctor may have been negligent and she is suing the gov't because of universal health care, correct?

Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:</b>" ditto"</blockquote>




The wait had nothing to do with universal Heath care issues.

user banned Due November 7; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Ryloonjimama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *TTC*:</b>" Most people trust their doctors. Not everyone ... [snip!] ... a grain of salt that everything was all great just because the doctor said. It's not about trust, doctors make mistakes, too."


I really don't care what the reason is, you cannot say "Oh my son went in for a knee surgery and they accidentally turned the knob too far on the anesthesia and he died, but doctors make mistakes!!!"



This is a BIG mistake that is costing someone their life.



Bloody nipples, sure she should have went and forked out the money.
But again, bloody nipples and the DR didn't do tests?



It's medical negligence. End of story.

Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:</b>" So the doctor may have been negligent and she is suing the gov't because of universal health care, correct?"</blockquote>




She's suing the government because it was a public hospital. The government owns the hospital.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Smartass *TTC*:" I really don't care what the reason is, you cannot say "Oh my son went in for a knee surgery and they ... [snip!] ... went and forked out the money. But again, bloody nipples and the DR didn't do tests? It's medical negligence. End of story."


I concur.

Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *TTC*:</b>" I really don't care what the reason is, you cannot say "Oh my son went in for a knee surgery and they ... [snip!] ... went and forked out the money. But again, bloody nipples and the DR didn't do tests? It's medical negligence. End of story."</blockquote>




I'm not disputing that it's medical negligence. Nowhere did I dispute that so I'm not sure why you're trying to debate that issue with me.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Ryloonjimama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:</b>" So the doctor may have been negligent ... [snip!] ... correct?"</blockquote> She's suing the hospital because it was a public hospital. The government owns the hospital."


Oh, you specifically said she was suing the government, (which I didn't think to mean hospital). So I went off of your word because I didnt read the article and you summed it up. The hospital is different, and yes, I agree with her choice to do so.

user banned Due November 7; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Ryloonjimama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *TTC*:</b>" I really don't care what the reason is, ... [snip!] ... that it's medical negligence. Nowhere did I dispute that so I'm not sure why you're trying to debate that issue with me."

Not sure what you are asking then? It appears that you are asking what our thoughts are on late diagnosis of this and the woman's decision to sue???



Is that not what your post is about?