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Should Juke been held responsible?

Created: 05/10/17

Replies: 6

Posted May. 10, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Babsg

Join Date: 09/25/14

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Should Juke been held responsible?

Do you think Dr. Richard (Juke) should have been held responsible for the boys death. If so, to what degree ?


Posted May. 11, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
kellyo

Join Date: 09/15/16

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RE: Should Juke been held responsible?

He may have been partially responsible for not doing the testing. Today with all the regulations insurance companies set to save money, there are a lot of tests not routinely done. Doctors are also busy seeing so many patients. Either way, he felt remorseful. I felt bad for him. That's a lot of guilt to have to live with. Belle also felt guilty for asking for some medication to help with the boys anxiety. It's possible it wasn't related to the medication as all but by something else alltogether. We will never know.


Posted May. 11, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
renem

Join Date: 12/01/16

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RE: Should Juke been held responsible?

To some degree, yes. Even though he was overloaded with patients and charts, he should have taken the time to research the medication before prescribing. If you have ever bothered to read the information that comes with medications, you will see all the possible side effects and warnings. At the very least he should have gotten a reprimand.


Posted May. 12, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
dianaps

Join Date: 05/29/15

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RE: Should Juke been held responsible?

medical negligence is totally unacceptable and I think he, at the least, should have been fired.


Posted May. 12, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
juliep

Join Date: 04/07/12

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RE: Should Juke been held responsible?

Yes, he should have been held accountable. Feeling remorseful doesn't escuse him. And being busy or tired when you're responsible for people's lives is also not an excuse.


Posted May. 15, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
kimk

Join Date: 10/16/10

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RE: Should Juke been held responsible?

I think he already held himself responsible.

Regardless, I think mistakes happen in any profession, and although this error was tragic I don't know that finding someone to blame makes the situation any better in any way.


Posted May. 18, 2017 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
MarieA

Join Date: 10/12/11

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RE: Should Juke been held responsible?

He is living with his mistake every day of his life.


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