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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Doctors Refuse To Treat Girl With Broken Leg

An eleven year old Bradford, PA girl's leg was broken in three places, earlier this month, and she had to wait nearly a week to get it treated. No orthopedic surgeon in Bradford would treat her because she had medical assistance.

Her mom ended up taking her to Dr. Bradley Giannotti, at Charles Cole Hospital, 50 miles away in order to get treatment.

Read this stirring story by Kate Day Sager in Sunday's Olean Times Herald.

Darryl Jackson said...

AT BRADFORD REGIONAL, Debbie A. Miss , senior vice president of patient care services, said all patients using the emergency department are assessed and managed according to severity or need. In spite of the Newburg case, she said the medical center continues to take care of all patients in the emergency department regardless of their ability to pay.
After reading this story, I can't believe that miss Price could say this with a clear conscience. I mean the hospital can't tell the difference in a fracture and a broken leg in 3 places?
Or they treat people different with low income. I sure wish these people well, and hope they get a good lawyer, and sue. I, being on medicaid, from disability, can understand where they can feel like they were treated differently. Although in Coudersport hospital I have never felt like that. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

The US should stop sending aid to every other place in the world and take care of our own FIRST!

Anonymous said...

I think Coudersport is lucky to have Dr. Gianotti. When I was still living back home in Coudersport, I had surgery by Dr. Gianotti and he is great. Thank God for Doctors like him.

I would sue Bradford hospital, making a 9 year old child suffer because of their insurance.. That is inhumane. An adult would be bad but a child. I think those Doctors in Bradford should have 3 breaks in their leg and have to deal with it for 5 days. I betcha they couldn't handle it as well as this little girl.

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Darryl Jackson said...

AT BRADFORD REGIONAL, Debbie A. Miss , senior vice president of patient care services, said all patients using the emergency department are assessed and managed according to severity or need. In spite of the Newburg case, she said the medical center continues to take care of all patients in the emergency department regardless of their ability to pay.
After reading this story, I cant beleave that miss Price could say this whit a clear conscience. I mean the hospital cant tell the difference in a fracture and a broken leg in 3 places?
Or they treat people different with low income. I sure wish these people well, and hope they get a good lawer, and sue. I, being on medacade, from disability, can understand where they can feel like they were treated differenty. All though in coudertsport hospital I have never fealt like that. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

The US should stop sending aid to every other place in the world and take care of our own FIRST!

Anonymous said...

I think Coudersport is lucky to have Dr. Gianotti. When I was still living back home in Coudersport, I had surgery by Dr. Gianotti and he is great. Thank God for Doctors like him.

I would sue Bradford hospital, making a 9 year old child suffer because of their insurance.. That is inhumane. An adult would be bad but a child. I think those Doctors in Bradford should have 3 breaks in their leg and have to deal with it for 5 days. I betcha they couldn't handle it as well as this little girl.