You are just as much a hypocrite
as you blame the hospital to be. If the hospital had settled, you would have made the assumption they were at fault; the fact that they fought back, as a final argument, under current state law and won, doesn't make you happy either. You don't know what the initial arguments were regarding this long case.......but in any event, the hospital had a priority to save the MOTHER first, THEN the fetuses, Josh. The only way that could have been circumvented is if the HUSBAND said 'let her die and save the kids instead'.
The hospital would have been sued probably successfully if they had made the judgment call ON THEIR OWN to save the fetuses and let the mother die......which is what you seem to be suggesting they 'should' have done according to Josh's set of medical standards just because it is a Catholic Hospital, right? What logic would you use then to justify the mother's death 'at the hands of the hospital'?
You cannot have it both ways, and you seem inclined to think you can. You have completely let off the hook the husband and wife's actions that night and you have let her own OB-GYN off the hook for not answering the call. From all that's been written so far, she was an 'at risk' mother-to-be......and yet her own physician didn't see fit to show up or even call the hospital to give instructions regarding her immediate needs. She also should have had normal procedures applied BEFORE 26 weeks based on that 'at risk' issue and those don't seem to have been in place either.
I honestly don't see where 'wrongful death' can be placed on the hospital when she was in such bad shape that she didn't even make it out of the lobby....it appears to me, at least, that she and her husband waited far too long and didn't prepare the hospital or her doctor ahead of time for their arrival (there ARE cellphones in existence). However, there is still not enough of the story out there to know if they showed up on their own, was an ambulance involved, when was the doctor called and by whom...even if he didn't return the call or show up, etc. Too many unknown answers, Josh......and yet you are so ready to assume based on a final argument to the court that reflects State law.
BTW.....I was raised Catholic......and I honestly don't find any hypocricy in this at all.
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