Sometimes the law can sneak up on a provider and really cause problems. On the other hand, and more often, the calls to which a provider responds can lead to very uncomfortable moments in court.
For example, a recently filed lawsuit claims that a bachelor party mishap at a Philadelphia strip club landed the groom-to-be in a hospital with a ruptured bladder.
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Whatever the “mishap,” the providers on this call are going to be called to testify in depositions and possibly at a trial. They will be asked questions about the injury and the providers will be asked to repeat specific details about the environment and the circumstances leading up to the “damage.”
“Well,” one provider will have to say, “the patient was on the stage floor and the..um…dancer had shimmied up the pole…and, um, she descended rapidly in a kind of sitting position…um, on to…his…middle region.” I can’t say for sure, but it will sound something like that.
I can’t really say I have experience in such establishments, however I can say this: if you find yourself on such a call, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT!!!