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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-10-07 06:25 AM
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6. While you certainly make valid points in how things "should"
happen... are you suggesting that someone who had had no CPR training and thus was left with the choice of depending on voice instructions from 911 should not attempt to do so? Are you (callously, if so, imo) blaming the good Samaritan?

Many public health departments could/would have intervened on her behalf to get the victim tested... I can't speak for Texas Dept. of Health or the local HD, but it is a pity the hospital did not at least inquire on her behalf. If the law prohibits even public health from requesting test of the victim (unlike in many or most states) then I guess we are seeing another typical example of Texas law.
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  -Good Samaritan gives CPR to dying man, receives $8,000 hospital bill kurth  Jul-09-07 10:20 PM   #0 
  - $10.00 a month should put the story to rest.  opihimoimoi   Jul-09-07 10:22 PM   #1 
  - she shouldn't have to pay for helping someone out. n/t  Wiccan Warrior   Jul-11-07 07:01 AM   #30 
  - My brain is hurting after reading this.  The Straight Story   Jul-09-07 10:22 PM   #2 
  - One of the first things you learn when you get certified for CPR is to use a face  beyurslf   Jul-09-07 11:14 PM   #3 
  - The woman was getting on-the-spot training over the phone.  pnwmom   Jul-09-07 11:40 PM   #4 
  - Points out what is wrong with the system  One_Life_To_Give   Jul-10-07 10:29 AM   #12 
     - It's protocal for 911 to give instructions.  Wiccan Warrior   Jul-11-07 07:00 AM   #29 
  - While you certainly make valid points in how things "should"  hlthe2b   Jul-10-07 06:25 AM   #6 
  - Even if they had tested him, could they have revealed the results to her?  Princess Turandot   Jul-10-07 10:51 AM   #18 
  - I don't blame her.  beyurslf   Jul-10-07 07:40 PM   #25 
  - Wow, that's a bizarre reaction to this story.  grace0418   Jul-10-07 10:48 AM   #16 
  - I know tons of people who are certified to perform CPR  HootieMcBoob   Jul-10-07 01:18 PM   #22 
  - Didn't you read the post  Wiccan Warrior   Jul-11-07 06:59 AM   #28 
  - If we had single payer, universal health care she would have no financial worries nt  fed-up   Jul-10-07 12:47 AM   #5 
  - Her bill should be covered by the driver or his insurance.  Tesha   Jul-10-07 07:24 AM   #7 
  - he wasn't a driver, he was a pedestrian  kath   Jul-10-07 10:37 AM   #13 
     - I think Tesha is referring to the driver who hit and killed Vega. Surely he is liable  grace0418   Jul-10-07 10:44 AM   #15 
        - Right -- the car driver. (NT)  Tesha   Jul-10-07 10:50 AM   #17 
        - One would think so.......edit to add: I think she can go after the driver  Kingshakabobo   Jul-10-07 01:26 PM   #23 
  - She should check and see if the crime victims fund in her community will pay for this  Horse with no Name   Jul-10-07 08:28 AM   #8 
  - I've been told that "no good deed goes unpunished". I guess this is proof.  Edweird   Jul-10-07 08:49 AM   #9 
  - This is outrageous!  FloridaJudy   Jul-10-07 10:15 AM   #10 
  - Sicko n/t  IChing   Jul-10-07 10:18 AM   #11 
  - Another case showing why we need a single-payer universal health care system!  TommyO   Jul-10-07 10:43 AM   #14 
  - I say she should bill the hospital.  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-10-07 10:52 AM   #19 
  - whats even scarier  judaspriestess   Jul-10-07 10:52 AM   #20 
  - The HELL??  kgfnally   Jul-10-07 10:55 AM   #21 
  - Two things: First, you don't do breaths anymore.  knitter4democracy   Jul-10-07 03:26 PM   #24 
  - She did not do the right thing.  Rosemary2205   Jul-10-07 07:45 PM   #26 
  - Only one solution: Let Michael Moore Know!!!!!!!!  Dragonbreathp9d   Jul-11-07 06:55 AM   #27 

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