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    More: Florida, Physician, Vazquez, Dr. Ramon Vazquez, Kidney, Surgery, Vazquez's attorney, Dr. Vazquez, Pacheco  
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2018-11-01 11:03:21 AM  
I wasn't even aware Trump university had a medical school.
 
2018-11-01 11:17:24 AM  
WHAR FLORIDA TAG WHAR?????
 
2018-11-01 11:22:45 AM  
You have to pay extra for that :/
 
2018-11-01 11:22:53 AM  
They are surgeons. Can't they just put it back and leave a note..."Sorry, 'bout your kidney, we did put it back..here, enjoy a free prescription to some Oxy and take it easy for a few weeks. You'll be right as rain soon enough."
 
2018-11-01 11:23:39 AM  
"...because he thought it was a cancerous mass....."

Where the f*ck did he get his medical degree, a box of Cracker Jacks?!
 
2018-11-01 11:24:19 AM  
Hi Everybody!
 
2018-11-01 11:24:25 AM  
Can't they just put it back?
 
2018-11-01 11:26:33 AM  
Industrial medicine. My wife is a nurse for a corporation, each day she has to perform so many points or she can be fired. Every billable activity is worth so many points. It is the same for doctors. They are more assembly line workers than Marcus Welby. Patients are wheeled in, they perform a procedure and the next one comes in.
 
2018-11-01 11:29:33 AM  

physt: Can't they just put it back?


Once they realized their mistake they went to fish it out of the dumpster only to discover that it was trash day and the truck had already come by.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2018-11-01 11:32:18 AM  
He was assisting in the surgery, why isn't the lead surgeon being held accountable for not watching the idiot?
 
2018-11-01 11:33:07 AM  
The Florida Supreme Court struck it down, but in 2003 JEB! signed into a medical malpractice tort reform law which was among the most (if not the most) draconian in the country. Including $500k/$1MM caps on non-economic damages.

And given that there are probably very little provable economic damages in this type of situation...
 
2018-11-01 11:33:34 AM  

physt: Can't they just put it back?


Since they thought it was a mass the kidney was likely dead before they realized the mistake. They wouldn't have taken the storage precautions that they would in a transplant case.
 
2018-11-01 11:36:11 AM  
This warrants another post of this...

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2018-11-01 11:37:58 AM  

TheAlgebraist: Hi Everybody!


Hi Dr. Nick!
 
2018-11-01 11:38:05 AM  

physt: Can't they just put it back?


I want to know why he didn't get the other mass that looked just like the one he took out.

Either way.... its malpractice.
 
2018-11-01 11:38:47 AM  
FTA:
"According to the Health Department, Vazquez - who had a previously spotless record - did not have malpractice insurance."

Wow, bad call on the Doctor for not having malpractice insurance . (and for removing an organ)  I don't know much about HIPPA (sp) but in my state, my wife is not allowed to practice without malpractice insurance. She has to maintain a good, malpractice policy or she is not allowed to work.

With that being said, this doctor will loose his license and all that 12 years (or whatever it takes) to be a doctor is now down the drain. He'll have to sell off his Audi, move out of his 14 room mansion in the hills and trade them in for a Ford Focus and a garden apartment in the bad side of town now.
 
2018-11-01 11:39:52 AM  
Give him a break, he had been drinking heavily and doing massive amounts of cocaine the night before.
 
2018-11-01 11:41:09 AM  
After RTFA, I have now learned what a pelvic kidney is. Yikes!

/doc should have reviewed the patient's MRI before cutting.
 
2018-11-01 11:41:40 AM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: "...because he thought it was a cancerous mass....."

Where the f*ck did he get his medical degree, a box of Cracker Jacks?!


Hollywood Upstairs Medical College
 
2018-11-01 11:43:58 AM  
Why do surgeons pull this crap? Doing more to a sedated person than they're authorized to, I mean. Chick was just supposed to get back surgery and woke up to learn they did extra shiat.

This is by no means the first instance in which I 've heard of something like this. It's the reason why I would never consent to surgery. Can't trust those butchers.
 
2018-11-01 11:44:24 AM  
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2018-11-01 11:44:32 AM  
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2018-11-01 11:47:38 AM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: "...because he thought it was a cancerous mass....."

Where the f*ck did he get his medical degree, a box of Cracker Jacks?!


Homey was thethe former chief of surgery FFS.
 
2018-11-01 11:48:14 AM  
Urine trouble now.
 
2018-11-01 11:51:02 AM  
So, apparently she had a condition where her kidney was not in the normal position... It was detected beforehand but the doctor did not review the images. Even so, you think a doctor could recognize a kidney, even if it wasn't in the expected location? Wouldn't be attached a certain way?
 
2018-11-01 11:51:52 AM  

doczoidberg: Why do surgeons pull this crap? Doing more to a sedated person than they're authorized to, I mean. Chick was just supposed to get back surgery and woke up to learn they did extra shiat.

This is by no means the first instance in which I 've heard of something like this. It's the reason why I would never consent to surgery. Can't trust those butchers.


User name checks out.
 
2018-11-01 11:52:14 AM  
The doctors then said,"Whelp. Might as well transplant it into this person who recently bought us a new wing and just so happens to need a kidney."
 
2018-11-01 11:52:17 AM  
I love that phrase "undisclosed amount". When I hear it, I instantly imagine a butt loud of money that could fill several of those metal suitcases bad guys use in crime movies to haul cash around.

meanwhile Dr Vazquez is going to have to visit the unemployment line. He'll be denied because he was fired. So he's got that going for him....
 
2018-11-01 11:52:55 AM  
Mrs. Barsalot, a survivor of childhood cancer, has some organs missing and some in places no one would expect them to be, hooked up in ways no text book ever showed.  It is a constant struggle to find qualified surgeons who can handle the situation.  More than once, a surgeon has opened her up, taken a look at it all and closed immediately knowing he was not qualified to perform surgery on her.  Those are the good ones.  The bad ones, like this guy are cock-sure of themselves and overestimate their abilities.  People like this are very dangerous and need to be drummed out of the profession.
 
2018-11-01 11:53:58 AM  
Well, at least she didn't wake up naked in a Las Vegas bathtub full of ice with a message in lipstick scrawled on the mirror

At the bottom of TFA
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2018-11-01 11:59:49 AM  

Cheron: Industrial medicine. My wife is a nurse for a corporation, each day she has to perform so many points or she can be fired. Every billable activity is worth so many points. It is the same for doctors. They are more assembly line workers than Marcus Welby. Patients are wheeled in, they perform a procedure and the next one comes in.


Yup.  The "points" are actually called RVU's.   (relative value units)

The RVU has literally destroyed radiology and pathology, and now it's working like a malignant tumor throughout the rest of the industry.
 
2018-11-01 12:01:42 PM  

stir22: malignant tumor throughout the rest of the industry.


If only there was a surgeon good at removing malignant tumors. Guess they are all busy removing kidneys
 
2018-11-01 12:02:24 PM  

steklo: FTA:
"According to the Health Department, Vazquez - who had a previously spotless record - did not have malpractice insurance."

Wow, bad call on the Doctor for not having malpractice insurance . (and for removing an organ)  I don't know much about HIPPA (sp) but in my state, my wife is not allowed to practice without malpractice insurance. She has to maintain a good, malpractice policy or she is not allowed to work.

With that being said, this doctor will loose his license and all that 12 years (or whatever it takes) to be a doctor is now down the drain. He'll have to sell off his Audi, move out of his 14 room mansion in the hills and trade them in for a Ford Focus and a garden apartment in the bad side of town now.


I dunno man, google "Dr. Death".    Sometimes these guys are allowed to destroy multiple lives before they are held accountable, IF they are ever held accountable.  Especially if his previous record is "spotless."
 
2018-11-01 12:04:36 PM  

stir22: I dunno man, google "Dr. Death".


My wife works in the medical field. I'm very familiar with what doctors do and get away with. It simply boggles the mind.
 
2018-11-01 12:05:58 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: "...because he thought it was a cancerous mass....."

Where the f*ck did he get his medical degree, a box of Cracker Jacks?!


To be fair, her kidney was not in the area where one could expect to find a kidney. Had her MRI been reviewed by the surgeon, he would have been aware of that little fact.
Also guessing that the mistake was realized pretty quickly, but the kidney had been badly damaged during the removal.
 
2018-11-01 12:14:28 PM  

steklo: stir22: I dunno man, google "Dr. Death".

My wife works in the medical field. I'm very familiar with what doctors do and get away with. It simply boggles the mind.


Oh, no argument there. I've done this shiat for 38 years. I could tell true stories for days.  Medical boards are dominated by doctors. ..they are as good at policing themselves as cops.  The "thin red line" is very real.
 
2018-11-01 12:16:07 PM  
So what did he tell the attending nurse? "Shut up, I know what I'm doing!"?
 
2018-11-01 12:17:04 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Eli WhiskeyDik: "...because he thought it was a cancerous mass....."

Where the f*ck did he get his medical degree, a box of Cracker Jacks?!

To be fair, her kidney was not in the area where one could expect to find a kidney. Had her MRI been reviewed by the surgeon, he would have been aware of that little fact.
Also guessing that the mistake was realized pretty quickly, but the kidney had been badly damaged during the removal.


Depends.  I do mri lumbar spines multiple times a day. If the protocol is wanting to do axials and sagittals, with the axials being done through through the bottom three levels as it usually is, oftentimes the kidneys are often  not visualized. The scans are always started with a 3 plane localizer, but this is a very quick down and dirty gradient scan which is not even turned into the radiologist.
 
2018-11-01 12:21:56 PM  

stir22: Medical boards are dominated by doctors.


Would it help if this hospital had the machine that goes Ping?

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"This is my favorite. You see, we lease this back from the company we sold it to - that way it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account."
 
2018-11-01 12:32:41 PM  

stir22: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Eli WhiskeyDik: "...because he thought it was a cancerous mass....."

Where the f*ck did he get his medical degree, a box of Cracker Jacks?!

To be fair, her kidney was not in the area where one could expect to find a kidney. Had her MRI been reviewed by the surgeon, he would have been aware of that little fact.
Also guessing that the mistake was realized pretty quickly, but the kidney had been badly damaged during the removal.

Depends.  I do mri lumbar spines multiple times a day. If the protocol is wanting to do axials and sagittals, with the axials being done through through the bottom three levels as it usually is, oftentimes the kidneys are often  not visualized. The scans are always started with a 3 plane localizer, but this is a very quick down and dirty gradient scan which is not even turned into the radiologist.


do you know how we know you didn't rtfa?
 
2018-11-01 01:01:57 PM  
Pelvic Kidney is the name of my all organ DR. Hook cover band.
 
2018-11-01 01:10:36 PM  

IamAwake: stir22: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Eli WhiskeyDik: "...because he thought it was a cancerous mass....."

Where the f*ck did he get his medical degree, a box of Cracker Jacks?!

To be fair, her kidney was not in the area where one could expect to find a kidney. Had her MRI been reviewed by the surgeon, he would have been aware of that little fact.
Also guessing that the mistake was realized pretty quickly, but the kidney had been badly damaged during the removal.

Depends.  I do mri lumbar spines multiple times a day. If the protocol is wanting to do axials and sagittals, with the axials being done through through the bottom three levels as it usually is, oftentimes the kidneys are often  not visualized. The scans are always started with a 3 plane localizer, but this is a very quick down and dirty gradient scan which is not even turned into the radiologist.

do you know how we know you didn't rtfa?


Fark has articles?  WTF?  When did that happen?
 
2018-11-01 01:13:45 PM  
THEY TOOK MY FREAKING KIDNEY!
Youtube LH9eSJAGg0o
 
2018-11-01 01:22:11 PM  

steklo: stir22: Medical boards are dominated by doctors.

Would it help if this hospital had the machine that goes Ping?

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"This is my favorite. You see, we lease this back from the company we sold it to - that way it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account."


This is because of (1) they way business tax laws are structured, and (2) they allow weasel-brained bean counters to dictate acquisitions policy.

/retired bean counter
//not weasel brained
//third slashie removed due to budget constraints
 
2018-11-01 01:22:38 PM  
Why is medical insurance so expensive? Because they need to have a separate doctor do the initial incision instead of the whole operation. WTF?
 
2018-11-01 01:23:59 PM  

stir22: IamAwake: stir22: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Eli WhiskeyDik: "...because he thought it was a cancerous mass....."

Where the f*ck did he get his medical degree, a box of Cracker Jacks?!

To be fair, her kidney was not in the area where one could expect to find a kidney. Had her MRI been reviewed by the surgeon, he would have been aware of that little fact.
Also guessing that the mistake was realized pretty quickly, but the kidney had been badly damaged during the removal.

Depends.  I do mri lumbar spines multiple times a day. If the protocol is wanting to do axials and sagittals, with the axials being done through through the bottom three levels as it usually is, oftentimes the kidneys are often  not visualized. The scans are always started with a 3 plane localizer, but this is a very quick down and dirty gradient scan which is not even turned into the radiologist.

do you know how we know you didn't rtfa?

Fark has articles?  WTF?  When did that happen?


Yes, Drew's trying something new.  Not many people seem to have caught on to it.  In this particular article, they indicated that the people who could be arsed to look at the MRI realized the kidney situation, but Dr. BloodyScalpel M.D. didn't review the MRIs.  The problem wasn't the MRIs, it's that he didn't review them.
 
2018-11-01 01:24:46 PM  

SirBarsalot: Mrs. Barsalot, a survivor of childhood cancer, has some organs missing and some in places no one would expect them to be, hooked up in ways no text book ever showed.  It is a constant struggle to find qualified surgeons who can handle the situation.  More than once, a surgeon has opened her up, taken a look at it all and closed immediately knowing he was not qualified to perform surgery on her.  Those are the good ones.  The bad ones, like this guy are cock-sure of themselves and overestimate their abilities.  People like this are very dangerous and need to be drummed out of the profession.


My wife has a similar issue. After 5 hernia repairs and 50+ abdominal surgeries for wound debridements and cleanings, her belly is a mess of scars and she has tons of internal scar tissue. She still has her navel although it has been moved off center. We have only a couple doctors who we know and trust and they are the ones we go back to. In  the course of her treatments we went to a number of other doctors and, after reviewing her case history and examining her, they have all said everything had been done properly in the past, current care was proper and, "Ain't no farking way I'm going to touch that," or words to that effect.

One interesting side issue from the surgeries is that when she goes through the imaging scanner at the airport her poor mangled belly makes it look like she's wearing some kind of suicide belt. After the first couple times she started asking for the pat down just to save time.
 
2018-11-01 01:28:27 PM  

steklo: FTA:
"According to the Health Department, Vazquez - who had a previously spotless record - did not have malpractice insurance."

Wow, bad call on the Doctor for not having malpractice insurance . (and for removing an organ)  I don't know much about HIPPA (sp) but in my state, my wife is not allowed to practice without malpractice insurance. She has to maintain a good, malpractice policy or she is not allowed to work.

With that being said, this doctor will loose his license and all that 12 years (or whatever it takes) to be a doctor is now down the drain. He'll have to sell off his Audi, move out of his 14 room mansion in the hills and trade them in for a Ford Focus and a garden apartment in the bad side of town now.


JFC, FL's med mal laws are weak. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/stat​utes/in​dex.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0​400-0499/0458/Sections/0458.320.html

So they need to either buy med mal or set up a trust to pay for potential claims.
 
2018-11-01 01:37:53 PM  

Dangerous_sociopath: Eli WhiskeyDik: "...because he thought it was a cancerous mass....."

Where the f*ck did he get his medical degree, a box of Cracker Jacks?!

Hollywood Upstairs Medical College


North Korea?
 
2018-11-01 01:52:29 PM  
Before I had  hernia surgery, the Doctor came into my room drew an arrow on my abdomen and added "hernia". He said something that simple eliminated 99% of surgery errors.

/Medicare didn't pay for the $600 Sharpie, though.
// joke
 
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