Re: What do they do?

From: D.den Otter (
Date: Sun Jan 30 2000 - 15:59:22 MST

> From: Spike Jones <>

> Jeff Davis wrote:
> > You're a neurosurgeon. A person comes in with an injury of the sort
> > described below. ... Clinical trials for humans are two years off.
> >
> > What do you do?
> You do *exactly* what the insurance company dictates: put a bandaid
> on it and sent the paralyzed blighter home in an electric wheelchair. {8-[
> The doctors are powerless until someone actually sues and wins against
> an HMO for *not* performing such a procedure. spike

The logical solution would obviously be to have a standard
contract at hand which states that the patient (or his relatives,
if he's not fit to sign himself) understands that this is an
experimental procedure, but that he's willing to take the
risk and waives the right to sue in case something goes
wrong. So, why isn't this widely practiced -- or is it?

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