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For Dr. Ed Davis, www.footlaw.com

Posted by BrianG on 2/23/02 at 22:04 (074884)

Hi Dr, Davis,

Just to let you know, I wasn't ignoring you. That question you asked had gone quite aways down the page, and I almost missed it. I'll repeat my answer here real quick. I do not, nor have ever worked for http://www.footlaw.com . I got their web site from here, at HS.com. There were (or still are) one of Scott's advertisers.

Would you rather not have patients have all the information available to them? I'm only making suggestions here, but I can sense we are on opposite sides of the fence.

BrianG

Re: For Dr. Ed Davis, www.footlaw.com

Ed Davis, DPM on 2/25/02 at 15:28 (075023)

Patients who are injured via negligence should have recourse but only if there clearly was negligence. There was no information provided by the poster that suggested an element of negligence and that poster appears to agree with me on this matter. You may note that, in a post today, I did refer a poster to an attorney, albeit not a specific attorney or law firm.

The medical system, good and bad, is not going to be able to help everyone. Treatments will work and treatments will fail. Health care costs can go way up from where they are now if we expect financial compensation for failed treatment or diagnoses.

I happen to be in the 'trenches' as a practitioner and have already seen more patients harmed by being 'priced out' of the health care system than are harmed via 'torts.'

I am happy to be on the 'side of the fence' I am on.
Ed

Re: My last post on this subject

BrianG on 2/25/02 at 16:57 (075030)

I do not intend to turn this into a rat's nest. This will be my last post on the matter. The original poster asked 'Complications following unnecessary TTS release surgery?' Above you say 'There was no information provided by the poster that suggested an element of negligence'.

From what I read in that post, 'Complications' and 'unnecessary' sounded like possible negligence to me, and I passed on to her the information I thought might help. She thanked me.

Unless Scott tells me that I shouldn't mention the website, http://www.footlaw.com , I will most likely continue to share it when I feel someone can use the information. They advertised here, and the last time I was at their website, they had a link to Heelspurs.com.

Regards
BrianG

Re: My last post on this subject

Pam B on 2/25/02 at 17:53 (075035)

I can understand both sides of this, but I agree Brian that you need to inform posters of a possible option.......the majority of docs out there may be good but there are always some out there that are not so thorough.......I know from chatting with some of the patients online that when they run into these situations they dont know where to turn.......it is good they have somewhere to come that they can at least get a clue.....I hope the docs reading this dont take offense to this posting but the fact is there are patients out there that have been treated without being given all the facts needed to make an educated solid decision......I know that it may be partly the patients fault but the reason we all pay to go to these specialists and drive miles and miles out of our way is because we need help and we need it from doctors that studied and understand what we do not and need it explained with compassion and honesty......it would be nice if all docs were as good as the ones that post in here, but the fact is, they are not all that good........so what is a patient to do if the worst happens to them?????? I also understand from working in the medical enviornment that there are also ambulance chasers out there but there are also some good attorney's as well.......keep passing the info Brian and you too Doc......we as patients need to understand and know all of our options..........

Re: My last post on this subject

Ed Davis, DPM on 2/25/02 at 18:30 (075039)

I agree that we should not drag this out. You have referred to the subject matter of the original posts. Once we delved into the details we were able to establish that it was unlikely that any of the surgeries were unnecessary. Complications can occur on the best of surgeries and the presence of complications does not mean that negligence occurred. The vast majority of posters here are here because they have had problems. Some had good care but have problems despite that. Some have not had good care.

There are many options available for people (they can see by reading the site) but it has been our effort to guide people toward the options we feel are best, to focus efforts in positive, productive directions, not to provide 'all' options.
Ed

Re: critieria for recommendations

Ed Davis, DPM on 2/25/02 at 18:46 (075043)

I probably would not use the presence or absence of an advertisement on this site to make a decision on a recommendation.
Ed

Re: For Dr. Ed Davis, www.footlaw.com

Ed Davis, DPM on 2/25/02 at 15:28 (075023)

Patients who are injured via negligence should have recourse but only if there clearly was negligence. There was no information provided by the poster that suggested an element of negligence and that poster appears to agree with me on this matter. You may note that, in a post today, I did refer a poster to an attorney, albeit not a specific attorney or law firm.

The medical system, good and bad, is not going to be able to help everyone. Treatments will work and treatments will fail. Health care costs can go way up from where they are now if we expect financial compensation for failed treatment or diagnoses.

I happen to be in the 'trenches' as a practitioner and have already seen more patients harmed by being 'priced out' of the health care system than are harmed via 'torts.'

I am happy to be on the 'side of the fence' I am on.
Ed

Re: My last post on this subject

BrianG on 2/25/02 at 16:57 (075030)

I do not intend to turn this into a rat's nest. This will be my last post on the matter. The original poster asked 'Complications following unnecessary TTS release surgery?' Above you say 'There was no information provided by the poster that suggested an element of negligence'.

From what I read in that post, 'Complications' and 'unnecessary' sounded like possible negligence to me, and I passed on to her the information I thought might help. She thanked me.

Unless Scott tells me that I shouldn't mention the website, http://www.footlaw.com , I will most likely continue to share it when I feel someone can use the information. They advertised here, and the last time I was at their website, they had a link to Heelspurs.com.

Regards
BrianG

Re: My last post on this subject

Pam B on 2/25/02 at 17:53 (075035)

I can understand both sides of this, but I agree Brian that you need to inform posters of a possible option.......the majority of docs out there may be good but there are always some out there that are not so thorough.......I know from chatting with some of the patients online that when they run into these situations they dont know where to turn.......it is good they have somewhere to come that they can at least get a clue.....I hope the docs reading this dont take offense to this posting but the fact is there are patients out there that have been treated without being given all the facts needed to make an educated solid decision......I know that it may be partly the patients fault but the reason we all pay to go to these specialists and drive miles and miles out of our way is because we need help and we need it from doctors that studied and understand what we do not and need it explained with compassion and honesty......it would be nice if all docs were as good as the ones that post in here, but the fact is, they are not all that good........so what is a patient to do if the worst happens to them?????? I also understand from working in the medical enviornment that there are also ambulance chasers out there but there are also some good attorney's as well.......keep passing the info Brian and you too Doc......we as patients need to understand and know all of our options..........

Re: My last post on this subject

Ed Davis, DPM on 2/25/02 at 18:30 (075039)

I agree that we should not drag this out. You have referred to the subject matter of the original posts. Once we delved into the details we were able to establish that it was unlikely that any of the surgeries were unnecessary. Complications can occur on the best of surgeries and the presence of complications does not mean that negligence occurred. The vast majority of posters here are here because they have had problems. Some had good care but have problems despite that. Some have not had good care.

There are many options available for people (they can see by reading the site) but it has been our effort to guide people toward the options we feel are best, to focus efforts in positive, productive directions, not to provide 'all' options.
Ed

Re: critieria for recommendations

Ed Davis, DPM on 2/25/02 at 18:46 (075043)

I probably would not use the presence or absence of an advertisement on this site to make a decision on a recommendation.
Ed