Justice for Jim! Paralyzed and forced to have Legs Amputated

Justice for Jim! Paralyzed and forced to have Legs Amputated

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Steven Boman started this petition to Texas State House and

Help Jim get a trial setting before he dies and ask the State of Texas to take the steps necessary to create a system that holds profiteering health care companies and insurers accountable. 

Jim Boman taught theater to high school students for 42 years. Even after retiring he was active in the community as a volunteer mentor to kids and in the local theater. That all ended in November 2016 when a hematoma crushed his spinal cord and paralyzed him. How did this happen?

Instead of calling the doctors while Mr. Boman just lay there in pain, praying someone would do something, the hospital did nothing. The delay? Three and a half hours. The result? Mr. Boman, a healthy man just hours before, was now permanently paralyzed from mid-chest down.

The same hospital then made fraudulent entries that they were turning Mr. Boman to avoid pressure sores. They even had the gall to report Mr. Boman, now paralyzed from the mid chest down, as HAVING TURNED HIMSELF. Of course, pressure sores showed up. But they weren't reported.

The flesh was rotted away down to the bone and almost killed Mr. Boman. But he fought back. And kept fighting. In order to survive due to the ongoing infections he had to have both legs amputated.

NOW- Tenet Hospital is seeking to drag out and delay his day in Court- because their best strategy is to hope he dies before they are penalized- because, despite admitting they were at fault, that will save them from having to pay future medical costs.

Texas' "Tort Reform"- a piece of legislation that has not delivered on anything it promised the common person- has limited damages like Mr. Boman's to being capped at $250,000.00 and has made doctors virtually immune from prosecution while insurance companies and hospitals rake in record profits and operate virtually above the law. This system must change.

Help Jim get a trial setting before he dies and ask the State of Texas to take the steps necessary to create a system that holds profiteering health care companies and insurers accountable. 

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