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EMS lawsuit..what do you think

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#6 Michael

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 02:59 AM

want to cover my ass about things

Precisely the Plaintiff's alleged attitude.

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#7 paramedicmike

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 03:12 AM

If he has similar conduct issues and seriously did this against the patients will, then he will get whats coming to him.

Did he really have prior conduct issues? It's the plaintiff in this case who's alleging he had prior misconduct issues. That hasn't been confirmed.

If she loses this case I hope the medic sues her for slander.

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 04:08 AM

Hmmm, interesting. If he has similar conduct issues and seriously did this against the patients will, then he will get whats coming to him. But on the other hand, how many times have you been on a trauma call that when you start cuting clothes off of people that they object? Depending on mechanism, I'd want to cover my ass about things, and make a full assessment. Maybe they could have gone about it differently.

Me too.
HOWEVER, I would never cut off someones underwear or a womens bra unless it was restricting the airway. Or if I absolutely knew an injury was underneath that I just had to see. Other than that, I would have stopped there. No need to cut off underwear and bras.

Not to mention the fact that he falsified legal documents by not documenting the third morphine dose. That's also a federal offense I would think.
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#9 AnthonyM83


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Posted 09 February 2007 - 05:29 AM

Too bad the risk of these types of complaints exist whether or not the medic in this case did or not didn't do those actions with honest intentions.

I remember I shyed away once from doing a complete secondary on a female patient, my age, super attractive, on her way to go clubbing, so scantily dressed already, and sort of pretentious demeanor. It wasn't a bad accident, but complaint of back pain (only complaint). I just 1) Didn't want to creep her out b/c I'm sure she has enough guys in her daily life being creepy 2) I could see her starting a fuss about it. So, I basically just did an extremeties check and pelvic bone push :-/
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#10 whit72

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 01:52 PM

Hmmm.... three doses of morphine for an abrasion to the knee? At the pts request. Interesting.

Best to wait for the whole story. To form an opinion.
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