• Petitioned Concerned Citizens re: Medical Malpractice Immunity Bills

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Concerned Citizens re: Medical Malpractice Immunity Bills
Michigan State Senate

Medical Malpractice Immunity Bills

    1. Cami McEvers
    2. Petition by

      Cami McEvers

      Stockbridge, MI

 

Dear Friends:

 

Your urgent help is needed. Recently, legislation has been introduced into the Michigan Senate that would grant legal and economic immunity to doctors, hospitals and their insurance companies. Hearings have been held. An additional hearing is expected on May 29, 2012.  Time is critical- Senators plan to vote on these measures early next week.

If passed into law, negligent doctors would get a free pass and would not be accountable  for their actions. Taxpayers would bear the burden of providing for those injured the worst because the right to bring a medical malpractice claim would effectively be destroyed. Many families would suffer devastating losses; all while doctors and insurance companies get richer and richer.

The Medical Malpractice Immunity Bills are SB 1110, 1115, 1116, 1117 and 1118.  We urge you to help protect the citizens of Michigan by signing this petition and contacting the State Senators on the Insurance Committee by phone, letter or email. Tell them Michigan citizen’s strongly oppose these proposals.   They are bad laws and dishonest.  They have nothing to do with protecting patients. 

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. INSURANCE COMMITTEE HEARINGS TODAY

      Cami McEvers
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone who has signed this Petition. We are really getting the word out.

      The Insurance Committee Hearing on these Bills will be held in Lansing today at 2:30 p.m. Please let everyone know and call or email your State Senator or Insurance Committee members.

      Also if each one of you can ask 1 more person to sign this Petition it would be greatly appreciated. We will post an update today after the hearings.

    3. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • GLORIA M BUFFA FRASER, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      ALL PHYSCIANS NEED TO BE ACCOUNTALBE FOR TREATMENT OF PATIENTs WHILE SEEING PATIENTS AT OFFICE THEY MUST SEE THERE PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS AS WELL, PHYSCIAN'S ALSO ARE ASSIGNED PATIENTS IN NURSING HOME 'S THEY MOONLITE IN THESE FACILITIES GIVE INSTRUCTIONS TO STAFF AND NEVER SEE THE PATIENT. I KNOW MY MOTHER HAD SUCH A DOCTOR. PERSCRIBED FOR HER NEVER MEDICALLY SEEING HER. AND CHARGED MEDICARE FOR VISITS . I CALLED MEDICARE TO HAVE THIS INVESTIGATED. DR JOHNSON WAS ISSUED TO PAY BACK THE CHARGES. I' M POSITIVE THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF STORIES OUT THERE I'VE HEARD ON THE NEWS HORROR STORIES OF MEDICARE FRAUD.

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    • Jennifer Thede ESCANABA, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a victim of Medical Malpractice. A Surgeon REFUSED to treat an Infection he caused and walked out on me, leaving me in severe unbearable and unnecessary Pain and Suffering Since March 2012, i no longer have any use in my left hand. Hospitalized for 4 months including Home Health Care.

      PEOPLE LET'S JOIN TOGETHER AND PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING TO OUR CHILDREN AND LOVED ONES!

      MY FIGHT WILL NEVER END, THE FINE DETAILS OF MY.STRUGGLE ARE AN ABSOLUTE OUTRAGE! THE PHOTOGRAPHS PROVE IT ALL AND QUITE HORRIFYING TO EVEN.LOOK AT!

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    • Jennifer Thede ESCANABA, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      In March of 2012 i had a surgery performed on my left wrist for a condition known as "Synovitis". Just days after the procedure i was having extreme abnormal pain andleakage from the site. I made 3 trips to this doctor in 30 days time begging for help as i knew wound was infected, every time he told me i was fine, put a Bandaid on it and walked out on me. I went without any treatment for several weeks. I went to see my person physician as i felt i was going to die! i absolutely could not stand this Horrific , Unnecessary Pain, Anguish,and Pure HELL this Monster Made me Live with! That day i was immediately rushed to A special care unit where i was given an IV for Liquid Antibiotics for the next 4 MONTHS and One additional month at Home for a Picc Line that needed to be put in me across my chest directly to largest vein near my heart as my condition was becoming worse and i was Deteriorating more with every breathe, unfortunately it had already been too late, Septic Arthritis had taken over the "OSTEOMYLYITIS" And completely debilitated me, my knees could not bend AT ALL. I could not walk even barely crawl to b a mother to my 2 young children throughout this whole process. Wound is closed however i no longer have use of my left hand as the Canal protecting the Tendon has been Severely eaten away by the Bone Infection. For the past 6 months i have pain with every breathe i take! I wear a splint if tolerable which usually isnt, Physical Therapy and Pain Medicine ...None of these are working. My children suffered right along with me, I cannot find a word big enough to describe what i went through and am continuing to go through because this Physician did not want to admit THAT HE DID SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG AND I AM SUFFERING DAY IN AND DAY OUT WHILE HE CONTINUES TO POTENTIALLY HARM OTHER PATIENTS/VICTIMS! FAILURE TO TREAT INFECTION NEARLY TOOK MY LIFE! FIX THIS AND FIX IT NOW ITS INHUMANE AND INJUSTICE!

      Thank You For Your Time ~

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    • Annie Walters SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Patients must be protected.

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    • John Preston JACKSON, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      My son's birth was a nightmare.He is 28 yrs old and will never be right. The doctor nearly killed him with his inaction. My wife didn't want to take it to court.I wish now that we had. How will he survive when we are gone?

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