Originally Posted by OldAgePensioner
So this irresponsible, uncaring nurse has put my life at risk because a clot may form and could break loose. She also tried to give me an aspirin which I'm allergic to and I had a big red band around my wrist.
I used to think medical lawsuits were unwarranted most of the time, now I think there probably aren't nearly enough suits.
Nope. Superficial clots in the arm don't kill. They don't even maim. It's the deep veins that kill.
See -- if you sued, it would have cost you
thousands, and your kindly malpractice lawyer
would have spent thousands. It would have cost the hospital
thousands in defense cost, ruined a nurse's
whole day (year). You'd have been strafed by defense attorneys and wasted many weeks of valuable time.
would have been called as an expert witness for the defense at $500/hr + expenses great inconvenience and blown you out of the water.
: lose/lose/lose/lose/win (<-- me). Hey, maybe that's not such a bad idea
BTW: the nurse does sound like an insensitive jerk. A letter to the hospital administrator might be appropriate.