Wednesday, July 27, 2011


It's not clear from this story, but it appears that the gentleman may have benefited from the services of an emergency room under the auspices of EMTALA:

"A 63-year-old American man with a hernia plunged a butter knife into his abdomen to try to fix the problem, and later put a lit cigarette in the wound."

As the young people say, "you're doing it wrong."

But believe it or not, this was the most eye-opening part:

"Lorenz ... was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol."

The good news is that Mr Lorenz "was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center ... The hospital was expected to perform the surgery to fix his hernia."

Under the care of a professional surgeon, one presumes.

One can't help but wonder, though, if there's a lesson on the effects of ObamaCare© in here somewhere.
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