Wednesday, August 31, 2011

But Hey, At Least It's Free

In UK, a retiree died of a cancerous tumor that National Health Service doctors failed to diagnose on 39 separate occasions.


TOTWTYTR said...

Another entry for the Journal of Iatrogenic Medicine

They seem pretty free with the post mortem apologies over there. I wonder if that's because as government employees they are immune to individual law suits.

Bob said...

@TOTWTYTR: apologies without true remorse and a resolve to remedy the problem are nothing but empty words. As a member of the service industry here in the US, I'm trained to apologize for things that go wrong at my hotel. Sometimes the apologies are even sincere. I'm not dealing with people's lives, however.