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post #81 of 95
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Originally Posted by hakunangovi View Post
And this is being claimed as a "ACCIDENT"? - I think not.
Maybe that's why the parents and lawyer are suing for battery, not medical malpractice.
post #82 of 95
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Originally Posted by fruitful womb View Post
Mario's parents left his side in the NICU for just ONE hour to go home and change. It was during this 60 minutes that Mario was taken from the NICU and circumcised by Dr. Mary Jean Pazos.

He wasn't even healthy enough for surgery!
Oh my....it looks like someone in this hospital is on a mission...
post #83 of 95
I don't understand law stuff, but this case doesn't look strong to me. Also, are they only asking for $15,000?
http://www.drmomma.org/2010/09/wrong...aby-mario.html
post #84 of 95
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Originally Posted by NSmomtobe View Post
I don't understand law stuff, but this case doesn't look strong to me. A'so, are they only asking for $15,000?
http://www.drmomma.org/2010/09/wrong...aby-mario.html
Are you kidding me?! Their baby went through a cosmetic surgery against their wishes and they only ask for $15,000???? Oh my...I'm amazed that the hospital did not offer them this amount without court. The amount is shamefully small! I would imagine they'd ask AT LEAST two-three hundred thousand.
post #85 of 95
I think you didn't understand what was written there- I'm not great at leagalese myself, but I think that it said their claim was in EXCESS of the minimum $15,000 required by that court... meaning this was not a *small* claims court.
post #86 of 95
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Originally Posted by PlainandTall View Post
I think you didn't understand what was written there- I'm not great at leagalese myself, but I think that it said their claim was in EXCESS of the minimum $15,000 required by that court... meaning this was not a *small* claims court.
Okay, thanks. That's what I was trying to ask. It said "minimum" so I figured they were asking for more but I thought it was too low to use as a minimum starting point. I believe I understand now what was meant.
post #87 of 95
According to abcnews.com, they are asking for $1 million for the "deformity" the surgery caused. And the news site put the word in quotes just like that.
post #88 of 95
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Originally Posted by Ann-Marita View Post
According to abcnews.com, they are asking for $1 million for the "deformity" the surgery caused. And the news site put the word in quotes just like that.
Oh, ok, I'm glad to hear that. $1 million sounds like a much more fair number.
post #89 of 95
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Originally Posted by Ann-Marita View Post
According to abcnews.com, they are asking for $1 million for the "deformity" the surgery caused. And the news site put the word in quotes just like that.


I wouldn't expect any less from the American media, though.
post #90 of 95
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Originally Posted by Ann-Marita View Post
According to abcnews.com, they are asking for $1 million for the "deformity" the surgery caused. And the news site put the word in quotes just like that.
link? i searched the site & didn't find it.

thanks,
sus
post #91 of 95
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Originally Posted by Yulia_R View Post
Oh my....it looks like someone in this hospital is on a mission...
That was my first thought.
post #92 of 95
They pestered me with DS1 as well... told me of all the problems it can cause his wife if we didn't do it...
post #93 of 95
Do you think they can really win a case of assault and battery? Do they have to go before a jury or just a judge? And it will probably be appealed if they do win, so it might take a while. I don't know enough about such things to know what kind of a chance they have.

But if they do win, that could really help. I mean, nobody can get insurance against an assault and battery lawsuit like you can against malpractice, right? So this could really scare a lot of doctors and hospitals out of doing circ's. It only takes one mistake, one unsigned consent form. Are the $ really worth the risk? I bet a bunch of them will think it's not.

Of course, that's assuming they can win this case. I really hope they can.
post #94 of 95
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Originally Posted by 123 View Post
Do you think they can really win a case of assault and battery? Do they have to go before a jury or just a judge? And it will probably be appealed if they do win, so it might take a while. I don't know enough about such things to know what kind of a chance they have.

But if they do win, that could really help. I mean, nobody can get insurance against an assault and battery lawsuit like you can against malpractice, right? So this could really scare a lot of doctors and hospitals out of doing circ's. It only takes one mistake, one unsigned consent form. Are the $ really worth the risk? I bet a bunch of them will think it's not.

Of course, that's assuming they can win this case. I really hope they can.
We have an Attorney or two around here perhaps if they have time they can shed some light on this.
post #95 of 95
Here's a link to the ABCnews.com article:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoo...ry?id=11626925
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