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Did you read about how her own family had stopped helping her?
Davis could take in her grandchildren or her daughter, a judge said, but not both.
"I'm mad at myself because if I hadn't listened to the courts, she would still be here," Davis said. "If she had been here at this house, she would be here today." (*)
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
This is the level of treatment we can all expect once government mandated insurance kicks in.
Hospitals will be overwhelmed with new patients and care will be rationed.
"You've already used up both your annual visits, come back next year when you're eligible".
Welcome to the future.
Sad, sad case. Poor woman.
Originally posted by bjarneorn
Originally posted by blackthorne
my father was a surgeon. he would be enraged at the state of american medicine today! this should not happen in a "modern", first world country. you definitely will not see this in a european hospital!
You are totally wrong
The problem is, that medic care is "profit" driven. The word "proift" with "medic care" should be enough to enrage any human being.
European nations have followed US and China's lead, and have made everything "for profit". For this reason, health care here is as bad, or worse, than in the US. Unlike the US, European hospitals (and other large facilities) were originally built with tax payers money. Then, all this property just "magically" turned into private property. And now, because of US influence ... we have to pay rent, for what we built with our money.
I have been in this position although not life threatening, the doctors didn't believe that I was in pain.I didn't give up and low and behold found the reason for the pain.
Originally posted by sickofitall2012
RIP Anne Brown
Rest now, we know your story and we will not let you die in vain.
I tell you right now, if I had been working there that night, it would have gone differently. I'm in medicine and I have seen bad doctors, let me tell you....stuff that would turn your hair white. There is also a HUGE drug seeking problem in the ER's and sadly, people like sweet Anne, get shoved in with the rest. Just comes down to complacency and burn out. However, anyone that has seen someone suffering from blood clots knows that the pain is unbearable. Always tore my heart out, they just yell and yell....so freakin sad.
They should have treated her for clots even though there wasn't any seen, it was obvious what was wrong with her.
Shame on you doc.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
Wow, the whole world really failed this poor woman.
It appears the least amount of blame should fall on the police, they barely had any contact with her.
The blame should start with other drug-seekers who have tainted the system and made ER personnel, doctors, and police officers so jaded that everyone appears to be a drug seeker. That is where the first part of blame lies, and where the first part of the system fails.
The next part of the blame should fall on this woman's inept family. They left her on the streets? They weren't there at the hospitals? They weren't there when she was living in filth, and losing her home, and her children?
The next part clearly falls on the medical personnel, even though they did the ultrasounds, they obviously missed a lethal problem. They didn't do their jobs very effectively, and they should be held accountable for letting a woman die.
Of course, a large amount of blame falls on the woman herself. If she wasn't combative, and cursing at the people trying to help her, maybe she would have gotten more help. If she hadn't let herself fall so far in mental and physical health, maybe she would have been taken seriously. If she hadn't burned all of her previous bridges, and been left entirely destitute, where even her own family was refusing to help her, them maybe she wouldn't be dead. These things don't happen overnight, it takes a lifetime of screwups to find one's self in this situation.
What a shame, and what a clear sign of the times. There is no humanity today in any realm. Not in childcare, not in healthcare, not in police work, and not even in one's own family. Everyone is either an asset or a liability, and people are quick to get rid of liabilities, even if it is their own family member. What a shame this world has become.
The police department whose officer handcuffed her and removed her from the hospital is equally at fault. The woman was in obvious pain and distress. Whatever happened to getting a second opinion? There are so many totally incompetent doctors out there that a 2nd opinion is always a necessity whenever the patient's obvious condition and state of health is inconsistent with the doctor's stated diagnosis.