Originally Posted by MamaInTheBoonies
They honestly believed they were doing right and they did not just watch her bleed to death. They gave her fluids. Yeah, I wouldn't want a Gatorade enema, but at least they were trying.
You do what you have to do to avoid the Medical Industry. Either no one or everyone involved should be 'punished'.
NONE of their actions killed the mother. As soon as they realized they could not heal her, they called the ambulance.
For all we know, the actions of the Medical Staff killed this mother.
I personally, have been told I would die/need surgery/skin graphs, etc by Western Medicine. Never happened.
Like I have said, Western Medicine is not the ONLY medicine, and it actually causes more deaths than they heal/cure.
Whether or not they believed
they were doing right is a moot point. Testimony of witnesses lead me, and the jury, to believe that they were trying to cover their asses. You know why they waited an hour after Mara lost consciousness to call EMS? Because they were washing the sheets, cleaning up the blood, and hiding the birth supplies. Doesn't sound like they had Mara's best interest at heart to me.
None of their actions caused her to bleed. This is why the State did not charge them with manslaughter. But their actions certainly did not help in any way. And once they have taken the role of caregiver, which they undeniably did, they are responsable. There are reasons why there are laws against impersonating health care providers. It's to protect you, me, and Uncle Joe from nut jobs who read a few books and consider themselves experts.
Mara did not have a fatal medical condition. She had a bicornate uterus, which increased her risk of bleeding, but nothing that skilled medical care could not have prevented. I don't think anyone in their right minds would deny that some skilled care, any
kind of skilled care, would have saved this young mother's life. Western medicine is not the be all, end all of health care, but it definately has it's place and time.