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Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Malum Prohibitum, Jun 14, 2007.
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god......that sounds horribly painful.
This one is wrong on so many levels. The primary problem here is with the hospital staff for not treating the woman. I just don't know what to think of the 911 operator. The response seems lacking, but the person was at a hospital. The cops just flat out confuse me on this one. Why would you take someone at the hospital for medical care for something like that on nothing but a probation violation. Simply on the practical side you would be incurring the bill for the treatment, and you'd just have to do a medical transport anyway. It's simply baffling.
Even criminals that have been shot or what have you are taken to the hospital before being taken to jail, correct?
How does such a thing even happen?
A perforated bowel is a medical emergency in which a hole in the bowel opens to allow its contents to empty into the rest of the abdominal cavity. The result is frequently sepsis or blood infection, which if not treated can cause almost immediate death. A perforated bowel can occur as the result of traumatic injury, Crohnâ€™s Disease, or diverticulitis.
Symptoms of a perforated bowel include high fever and nausea. Those afflicted will also experience extreme abdominal pain which worsens when one moves. Intense vomiting may occur and result in dehydration.
The woman was spitting up blood. I can't see how or why the cops would take anyone out of an er. They could just cuff em, wait for them to be checked out & then either keep em under watch while they are recieving treatment or jail em if they are immediately released. No brainer to me. It's not like the woman was some mass murderer or something.
I agree though, the ER staff should have checked the woman out asap. Of course maybe they had several severe trauma victims that were ahead of her. Things like that happen.