By in_pain - 06/05/2011 23:23 - Canada

Today, my doctor called and asked me when I could have my broken hand x-rayed again. I said the ER staff had told me it was a bad sprain over two weeks ago. I'm now in a full cast, and have to have my partially healed bones re-broken. There goes my summer. FML
I agree, your life sucks 33 925
You deserved it 2 835

Same thing different taste

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when I'm out there splashing around in pools, or playing on the beach, I'll think about you.


rawrsofi 5

Have a nice summer! Oh.. Right..

You can still have a nice summer. Get a waterproof cast and laugh at your misfortunate tan line afterwards. I love when people break shit and get casts (I'm so inhumane). Dibs on signing!

oh, that wonderful canadian healthcare!!

WallyTheWombat 0

Cause a broken hand means your summer is ruined...

That the first thing Americans think of? Something bad happened, who can I sue?! Shit happens. Believe it or not, you don't have to sue everyone all the time.

uncbballwins 0

10- I'm an American, but I agree with you.. Some people in this country... -.-

you know the OP is from Canada right? -.-

You know I was responding to 2 who is from the USA right?

MyMuse7 0

everyone in America always say they're going to sue, but 98% don't actually do it. it's "tough guy" talk.

Damn right. Only the real tough guys sue. No, wait wtf are you talking about?

uncbballwins 0

Sorry 26, but I have to call you out on your likely made up stat

You guys know that you place a comma before the word "right", right?

WompWompWomp123 7

I think a few things must be considered before anyone jumps on the sue bandwagon. does the op have health insurance or is the op financially capable of paying for the increase in healthcare costs the wrong diagnosis created? i do not know how much doctors charge to re-break and set bones, or if there are any long term effects caused by a delay in proper treatment, but if the costs and or effects are great, sueing may be nessicary to afford the treatment or recover finanically from any lost wages etc.

rldostie 19

A lawsuit in this situation is not because "shit happens." A simple x-ray at the ER could have cleared this up. It's negligence on the part of the ER and there's no reason they shouldn't be held accountable. If they're missing broken bones, what else are they messing up at that ER?

first off it Canada health care is free it won't cost op anything at all. there is programs that pay you wile your off work when you are injured as well just get over it life sucks then you die so there one summer is gonna suck big deal

a_nutritionist 10

@76 note the words "x rayed again". it gives you a clue that the steps were taken and misdiagnosed. mistakes happen, perhaps they didnt see it, why should they be penalised for a simple mistake like that just because you feel everyone should be held accountable for their every action? i hope you get sued for any mistake you ever make at let me know if you still think your theory holds true.

I mean it when I say I'm suing someone.

He is paying the Hospital a large sum of money for help and they fail to help him. I can't just drive drunk and crash while saying "shit happens" and not expect punishment.

jonesie3926 0

Dude your a ******* jack ass. welcome to america

WompWompWomp123 7

he's commenting on everyone's post and thumbing himself up after. *high 5* loser.

fatalkiss 0

At least you'll get some PK's :)

when I'm out there splashing around in pools, or playing on the beach, I'll think about you.

MyMuse7 0

I guess that's what happens when you get free healthcare in Canada. baaa-ziiiiiing! I kid, I kid -- but in all seriousness, sue.

Actually it makes less sense than in the states cuz a company might just say that to make more money :/ those people were just idiots

Unlikely if it's a private company with competition. They would be dumb to create such bad publicity for themselves. The same things don't apply to free healthcare. I also don't think it's a huge leap of faith to say that free healthcare is of a lower standard than private.

if I was American I'd would have cost much more money to have that happen. things mix up alot.

Health care is Not Free in Canada. We monthly or Yearly pay for our health care. Our health care is just set up in a way where we don't get nailed up the ass when we need medical attention. this was obviously a miss communication or the Doctor is bad at following up. Shitty Doctors are everywhere in the world.

I agree on there being shit doctors the world over, I did my ankle a year ago and was told it was a sprain and to try walking on it. I kept going back as I have sprained my ankle a lot and it was worse than that, the doctor told me I had a low pain threshold because I smoke and drink. it wasn't until the third doctor looked at the SAME ex-rays five weeks later and found the fracture that I got the proper care. I didn't sue as I can openly admit I make mistakes in my job, we're all human. I can't say I wasn't extremely pissed off though!!

Ahlph 0

Now you really need to get a girlfriend to help you out! Ya know...

zman1422 3

yeah I have torn acl, quit complaining

Yeah you're a bitch, shut the **** up.

uncbballwins 0

Dude you're such a G for one-upping OP. I wish I was on your man level

gonphisting 5

just got my cast off from a broken hand it's 2 months tops still have one month of summer