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A Lake County coroner's jury ruled that the death of a patient who waited nearly two hours in the waiting area of a hospital ER was homocide. Should doctor's be held criminally accountable?

A Lake County coroner's jury ruled that the death of a patient who waited nearly two hours in the waiting area of a hospital ER was homocide. Should doctor's be held criminally accountable?
  • They don't care.

    Anyone who has gone to an ER can testify that the hospital staff doesn't really care about the patients. The person who wasn't seen could have lived, but the hospital wasn't willing to prioritize treatment and help the person. They literally left the person to die. The doctors will not do their jobs until they are forced to under threat of criminal punishment.

  • Yes, doctors should be held criminally accountable.

    Yes, doctors should be held criminally accountable if they are the ones to blame. If it was simply an accident or a doctor made a mistake while operating, that is a different story. If a doctor purposefully left a patient for whatever reason, however, it should be ruled as a homicide.

  • It's not the doctor's fault.

    The health care system in America is screwed up beyond belief, but hardly any of the blame lies with the actual doctor. Patients have too fill out too much paperwork before they get in, there's too many forms to fill out after the care is applied, and doctors aren't able to spend enough time with each patient as it is. If we could remove a huge chunk of the red tape that is involved with our healthcare system, nobody would be dying because it took too long to see them once they were in the waiting room.

  • I don't think doctors should always be held criminally accountable.

    While not all the facts are known involving the death of a patient in the ER in Lake County, to declare the incident homicide at the hands of the doctors is reckless. We do not fully understand the circumstances behind the incident or the staffing of the hospital at the time.


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