By Anonymous - 25/11/2012 02:35 - Canada - Calgary
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I wish all you ambulance chasing morons would shut up about compensation - on another note, this is a rare moment for me of saying YDI for not wearing the leathers. I came off my bike at 50mph and only had two bruises, although my leathers and helmet were torn to shreds. They're called protective gear for a reason!
She said OR take it to court if they don't compensate. It's bad to jump out and yell sue each time someone messes up, and but it's also bad to start bashing people even if they mention the word. Whether or not they were trying to help, they did mess up and someone needs to pay for OPs head. If the hospital refuses then a lawsuit is in order.
Cut them slack? All I said was to be compensated for their fault. Everyone does make errors, you and I included. But with a job like that there really isn't room for screw-ups and it should be dealt with. What if someone just had a serious car accident and they were dropped? If nothing was done this could keep happening, and might even end up much worse.
Why should they pay?! They have better things to spend money on! Like saving lives. And better things to spend their time on than someone who has a few scrapes and bruises. Like saving lives. And, I'm Canadian too. But I hear "sue" far too often lately. What should she be compensated for? She's well enough to write out an FML. She's fine.
Look, at the very least it should go on the medic's record. You don't know how many times these "mistakes" have been made! And they should pay for the extra medical attention needed, that extra attention may also have cost another patients life, because the doctor was busy. There are lots of medical fuck-ups these days, leading to all of the law suits. Scenario: I go to the doctor because I have a cut, the doctor "cuts out the dead skin" making the hole bigger. It becomes infected, while at the hospital, and I lose my leg. What would I do?
well better be safe than sorry, I have a friend who fell off of the last step on a ladder on his back, he did not feel anything at first that same evening he could not walk, he had suffered a minor spinal fracture that had worsened because he had simply gone on with his day, took a month to heal, I see the wasting somebody's time point especially paramedics but still I'd rather put in a useless call than suffer something serious later due to not wanting to put in a useless call.
Absolutely better safe then sorry. I called one because I fell down some stairs. I had sprained both my ankles severely and knew that right away. Didn't know about the two cracked ribs until I had trouble breathing later that night. Super scary. Not "emergency" perhaps but I enjoyed the peace of mind the ambulance gave me that night.
30 - In my health class my teacher has repeatedly told us that if someone has had a bad fall the best course of action is to not move them and call an ambulance immediately. Since there is the chance the person is injured like the above commenters have mentioned. So although your wife may find it frustrating its considered the proper thing to do.
Call 911, again
How'd the manage to do that? Were they carrying you upside down?