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Nightmarish Hospital Visit Capped by Beating

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Imagine you're in a car crash and go to a hospital. OMG! This happened in MD? Maryland?

http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/08/25/29858.htm#top

Entry #248

Comments

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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - August 30, 2010, 2:00 pm
A sampling of obamacare. Do as you are told and shut up. Isn't socialism wonderful.
The gov't owns you and dont you forget it.
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Rick GComment by Rick G - August 30, 2010, 2:44 pm
The scary thing is that so many of these people in uniforms have serious inferiority complexes that they manifest through aggression. The insane asylum is being guarded by sociopaths.
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Litebets27Comment by Litebets27 - August 30, 2010, 5:16 pm
To set things straight(Jap69) the healthcare plan that has passed will not fully go into affect until 2011-2012. The only thing that has been implemented so far is that your child can remain on your insurance policy until age 26 if the child is still enrolled in school.
Secondly.. if these security guards were so blaten and rude, they should be fired on the spot. Unless the patient physically attacks the guard can only talk him back to his room. Unless the command is given by the medical personel to physical restrain that patient, there should not be any physical contact. Fighting is not permitted. If the situation becomes a truly violent situation, then the local authorities would be called in via 911.
I walked into a situation one morning, when security was called in to control a patient who was getting out of hand. He was scream obsceneties and threatening bodily harm towards, first the nurses and then toward the security team that was on hand. The chief of security questioned the physician if there needed to be a take down, (placing the patient in full or 4 point restraints). Before the restraints could be brought to the scene, the patient made a weapon of the IV pole which he broke from it's base and a fork and began to swing it wildly. Security backed off, the local police was called in at that time.
Hospital personnel has annual training sessions that are mandated for all personnel to participate in. Safety and security issues are among the issues that have to be addressed by all. This is mandated and reviewed by (TJC) the Joint Commission which is an accreditating organnization for hospitals throughout the U.S.
If those security officers acted in the way the article portrayed, they will not have jobs for long.
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TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - August 30, 2010, 5:28 pm
Before the new healthcare plan goes fully into effect, the new attitude has already set in. I believe that's what JAP69 was refering to.
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Litebets27Comment by Litebets27 - August 30, 2010, 6:58 pm
I'm sorry he/she feels that way. No one has the right to force healthcare on anyone unless the patient is deemed incompetent to make important healthcare decisions, and/or is found to have a life threatening condition which may end in death if the person doen't receive immediate attention. None of these presented in this situation. Someone being preppedfor surgery can change their mine up until the time they are about to receive anesthesia.
A change in healthcare coverage will not change this. The only thing that will change, is the amount of out-of-pocket money you will have to pay for your healthcare if you did not have insurance coverage or proper insurance coverage before the act goes into affect.
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konaneComment by konane - August 30, 2010, 9:49 pm
"Before the new healthcare plan goes fully into effect, the new attitude has already set in. I believe that's what JAP69 was referring to."

Agree totally. The patient was scared for his very life faced with the utter gross incompetence that hospital showed. NO ONE WAS LISTENING TO HIM, no one wanted to hear what he had to say so he was going to get out any way he could.

Sad they're suing for so little. Hope they win every penny.
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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - August 30, 2010, 11:23 pm
This is what I was referring to in the article. This could be the future attitude of medical care towards the patient.

"Mrs. Wheeler and the nurse met Mr. Wheeler at the door. The nurse told Mr. Wheeler that he was not allowed to leave. She put a bandage on Mr. Wheeler's hand to stop the bleeding from the I/V spot, and then yelled for security."
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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - August 30, 2010, 11:44 pm
Heres a nice new article on the health care bill. The comments to this article are something.
http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2010/08/sebelius-time-for-reeducation-on-obama-health-care-law.html
Sebelius: Time for 'Reeducation' on Obama Health Care Law

Maybe we can all go to the school auditoriums and be reeducated. Reeducated. ROFLMAO.

OOH OOH maybe she misspoke.
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four4meComment by four4me - August 31, 2010, 12:33 am
What happened at that hospital had absolutely nothing to do with Obama a health care plan or anything related to it.
What happened is some guards abused their authority the staff neglected to verify whom the patient was. The patient became irate and the guards acted as thought they were detaining a sicko.
Albeit hope you never land in that position. Mistakes are made in every hospital in the country it wasn't the guards job to harass the patient it was the doctors job to identify the patient.

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