THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, in the last month, 3 tragic stories have been released about children, babies losing their lives at the hands of incompetent medical doctors and staff and their medical negligence:
1. Jahi McMath, 13, who is brain dead after a tonsillectomy at Oakland Children’s Hospital. The same procedure was done in 2011 on Rebecca Jiminez, 11, at the same hospital and she is now paralyzed and cannot speak.
2. Finley Boyle, 3, who suffered brain damage and cardiac arrest after being given too many sedatives during a ROOT CANAL at Island Dentistry in Oahu.
3. Olivia Coats, newborn, who died from a crushed skull and fractured spine when the doctor tried pulling the baby out during birth with forceps rather than a c-section which had been recommended, at South Texas Medical Center.
Who the hell can we trust with children anymore? My husband and I have yet to start a family but everyday I hear more of these stories along with tragedies throughout the US that are completely avoidable and fear bringing life into this world. Doctors are the 1%, they are held to a higher standard and should not be making these types of mistakes. Forceps are an antiquated procedure in delivering babies, and he was pulling so hard that he had his foot up on the table while pulling! And now with Obamacare, we’re going to see the system overloaded and unable to accommodate more adults and children with less doctors and nurses who are seemingly more inept, which I believe will lead to more of these “accidents”. You’re a father Nik. What are your thoughts on this?
I’m all about the Hoag Mafia (Newport Beach). It’s the Four Seasons of hospitals.- nik