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[Sep. 11th, 2004|08:03 am]
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Yesterday I got to spend a portion of the work day creating a matrix of wrongful death verdicts and settlements in this county over the past two years. You know the best thing to be doing while waiting for your sister to go into the hospital for major surgery? Reading the fact patterns of medical malpractice suits, that's what. I just keep reminding myself that these are the few and far between mistakes and that thousands of patients go through without some bozo error that costs them their lives.

But it's tough when it's your own flesh and blood.....

[User Picture]From: ohhjuliet
2004-09-11 12:36 pm (UTC)
You're in my thoughts and prayers...
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[User Picture]From: roadnotes
2004-09-11 12:56 pm (UTC)
My thoughts are with you.
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[User Picture]From: dagrrl
2004-09-11 01:00 pm (UTC)

I used to be a tort paralegal, so I can empathize. It hasn't hit me that close to home, but I know how hard reading through that can be, and especially with the added hurt of what you're going through.

My thoughts are with you.
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[User Picture]From: ser_kai
2004-09-11 01:03 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2004-09-11 01:15 pm (UTC)
Ah, cold statistics versus warm reality.

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From: (Anonymous)
2004-09-11 04:07 pm (UTC)


i saw dana at the football game last night. she was good. just remember VP candidate JOHN EDWARDS scares insurance companies so much, they settle upon hearing his name. So keep him in mind. i am sure things will be ok. we are praying here.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-09-11 05:43 pm (UTC)

Re: kristi

Dayna is such a sweetheart. We really enjoyed having her here, and her mom is gonna miss her companonship and help.

The insurance company has been great - no complaints in that department.

We're planning to fly Jon out her to be with Kristi around the time of the surgery. I know it will be good for both of them if he can be here for her when she's going through that.

And thanks for the prayers. I know there are lots of people there who love her. If anyone wants to mail her a card or something, you can give them my mailing address:

2864 Dale Avenue
Rocky River, OH 44116
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[User Picture]From: kalieris
2004-09-11 04:30 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: greybeta
2004-09-11 06:01 pm (UTC)
My prayers are with you.
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[User Picture]From: call_me_harmony
2004-09-11 08:02 pm (UTC)
My thoughts are with you all.
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[User Picture]From: dream_labyrinth
2004-09-11 08:04 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mizdandylynn
2004-09-12 12:22 am (UTC)
We were nearly one of those numbers with dad... things do happen. The odds though of all the patients who are treated is low. I know the numbers seem high.. but not in proportion. Keep good thoughts

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.... *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: paradoxicalme
2004-09-12 02:09 am (UTC)
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers, as always. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: batshua
2004-09-12 07:14 am (UTC)
I concur with everyone else's positive thoughts, prayers, and hugs.
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[User Picture]From: triplemare
2004-09-12 03:13 pm (UTC)
I know that a sentiment from a virtual stranger can be, well...strange. But I feel for you and your sis. Here's *knowing* that everything will turn out for the best.
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[User Picture]From: cosmicbandit
2004-09-13 08:18 am (UTC)
That's why you are supposed to ask about every drug that they try to give you and verify things with the surgeon before they put you under. People with kids in the hospital need to be with them 24/7, keep notes, and question everything.

I hope your sister's treatment is successful. Sending positive thoughts.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-09-13 09:24 am (UTC)
There will be someone with her, believe me. We're going to fly her husband out here to be with her, and between him and the sisters, we will keep it covered.
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[User Picture]From: kimmaline
2004-09-13 08:35 am (UTC)
Having been where you are (in more ways than one, right?) let me tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-09-13 09:32 am (UTC)
Yes, you've been through hell and out its back end lately. Your thoughts and prayers are deply appreciated.
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