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RDaywillcome
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http://www.ctnow.com/news/hc-camp-lawsuit-1018-20131017,0,6572808.story?track=rss
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Too bad doctors can't be sued for the same reasons!

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Yes I read the article a few nights ago.
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This is how my daughter got Lyme & coinfections. Sadly, our state doesn't have Lyme so there are few precautions at camps. Have been working to change things!
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GretaM
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I agree with the doctor statement.

The one who told me I had an EM, but then changed his tune and told me that BC doesn't have lyme disease...

Yep. Would sue the gold chain and gold watch right off him.

Although it would also be beneficial to sue the a few other outfits that are supposed to ensure doctors are educated about epidemics.

Ahem. If you catch what I'm implying.

It's a shame that sometimes the only way to get a clear morale stand on something, is to hit where it hurts-in the pocketbook.

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Personally I think the parents do have some legitimate legal issues but the amount they are asking for is ridiculous in my opinion.

My husband died in the hospital and it is my understanding that the medical malpractice lawsuit is limited by state law to 2 million dollars -- not that I would expect to get that much.

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It will be very interesting to see how this turns out.
The camp essentially put out a contract/ handbook stating

probability of having a tick attached, but they had a
'four stage program' to prevent infection.

Wow, that's a big statement! And they FAILED to follow their 4 stage program.

It's the YMCA organization they are suing, even if they get
$20 million,

sends a message for all camps to.... what? Now say in the handbook/ contract
We are not responsible for contracting Lyme disease here, it's on you?

Or, camps will now make sure they follow through on prevention steps?

I hope some future kids get saved from this-

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randibear
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Umm if you're sending your kid to camp which I assume is outdoors bow in the world are you going to guarantee that they won't get bitten or. Break an ankle or fall or whatever???

How come we all cant sue? Maybe the. National parks and all.

Jus saying....

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Randi, it's not that, the article posted states the camp counselor's would do tick checks every night (didn't)

more importantly, the girl became very sick with fever, went to the camp nurse several times, parents claiming the girl was

ignored, not checked for rash, not dealt with, basically, and the camps handbook stated the opposite would happen-

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yes i understand that.

but all i'm saying is that if they sue, why can't others?

and once people hear about someone suing for lyme disease, then a bunch of people who don't have lyme, will sue also. in effect, making it very difficult for those of us who do have lyme to make valid claims.

i'm not saying they are wrong in suing. i'm just saying that there are those who will also be using that to sue.

seen it too many times. like the hot coffee between the legs lawsuit. that spawned all kinds of lawsuits over food and restaurant service.

i feel for them i really do. i'm just saying that you can't sue every camp, every national park, whatever for lyme disease.

are they culpable? maybe..the fact that they did not treat the child is, indeed, important and may be the deciding factor. but is it enough? i've seen cases with stronger evidence dismissed, so who knows...

i think also, any jury will look at 41 million dollars as judgment and question it. because they are asking for such a high amount it may effect their case. how did they arrive at that?

i will be interested as to the outcome of this case.

but this case raises a more important question. can we sue doctors who have misdiagnosed us and caused us to progress to chronic lyme? what about those doctors who say lyme doesn't exist?

because the ama and cdc supports such "mis-information" we are left helpless. i'm sure many deaths can be laid at their doorsteps and the families are left devastated.

but they can't sue. they'd loose...

i'm sure all of us here would love to sue those idiots who misdiagnosed us or who caused someone to die.

it's just sad, really.

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I'm not looking at it all lumped together- the insurance companies are money making machines,

IDSA guidelines and false negative tests in place to not treat.
We all know that.

If I'm sending my minor child away for you to take care of, paying you money to do it, we sign a contract about how the care is to be executed,

and none of the contract procedures were followed and my child comes home gravely ill and possibly never recovering from it because you breached the agreement,

I'm gonna be pretty P.O.'d.
$41 million is a crazy number- a game to settle for less.

I've never sued anyone, and hate frivolous lawsuits.
This one I like, because it may force camps in endemic areas

to take Lyme disease seriously, and that might save some kids.
I hope the parents win.

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doing okay!

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