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Around Town / Re: Irvine boy killed crossing street
« Last post by irvineshadow on Yesterday at 10:52:33 PM »
Hopefully no one on TI ends up in this same situation. But if there is any good out of this tragedy, people should understand the importance of calling 911 first.  This will be the right decision a vast majority of time.

Although your gut instincts tell you to grab and go, this would be bad medical practice--whether it's your child or not.

This is a sad situation for everyone. I don't blame the parents for making a difficult decision. Even if they had called 911 there is no guarantee the child would have survived. My prayers and condolences go out to the family.

Helicopters are very fast.  Something in the order of 15 mins from downtown LA to Orange County.

There out to be a program where if you dial 9-1-1 and request Medivac (pay out of your own pocket for just the transport portion (i'm guessing $5-10 grand with landing license) ) , you could in theory fly the kid from orange county to the best hospitals in LA right onto the hospitals roof top.

I'm sure there are lots of hospitals in LA equipped for trauma.  Cedar Sinai?  UCLA?  Lots of celebrities go there.

When people are overpaying for their homes and spending $800k-$1.5 million but trying to save $10-20 grand for their child's life?  I would just spend the $20 grand transport fee and get the 15 minute helicopter ride to any hospital you want.

I'm not an expert, and I'm  actually very curious about medi vac, but I'm sure saddleback hospital has a helicopter pad and a children's ICU. And I highly doubt the ability to pay is considered when the helicopter is called in, seeing as time is of the essence in this situation. Again, I'm no expert and don't know if this would have even applied to this situation.

In the U.S. claim payouts are lower for deaths than for someone who has lifetime medical needs.

I would imagine that is true everywhere. How cold blooded people are will determine who lives and gets treated in those situations.
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That is some QUALITY reporting right there. 
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Water Cooler / Re: Valentine's Day Plans
« Last post by SoCal on Yesterday at 10:09:27 PM »
My 1 month reminder is back.

Men of TI, if you want to make restaurant reservations, now is the best time to do it while you can still get a good time slot.

Except for Iho. He'll be grilling steaks in his trusty Borat mankini.
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Irvine Real Estate / Re: Parasol Park
« Last post by irvinehomeshopper on Yesterday at 08:48:11 PM »
https://www.tripointehomes.com/southern-california/carlisle-at-parasol-park/

This is the next Ellwood at $600k for a detached home with 3 car parking.
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Around Town / Re: Irvine boy killed crossing street
« Last post by Ready2Downsize on Yesterday at 08:08:23 PM »
In the U.S. claim payouts are lower for deaths than for someone who has lifetime medical needs.
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Around Town / Re: Irvine boy killed crossing street
« Last post by Ready2Downsize on Yesterday at 08:06:05 PM »
Depends on staffing, and what is going on in each hospital (bad nights can have multiple traumas) and distance. A bad accident can even have patients go to different hospitals. They have helipads and emergency staff that accompanies traumas to the hospital so traffic isn't a death sentence.

Sometimes they are down for traumas if they can't accept any.

Orange County Global (not Chapman Global) is a trauma center. Chapman is more of a community hospital.

UCI and Global get more knife and gun club members than Mission.
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Around Town / Re: Irvine boy killed crossing street
« Last post by YellowFever on Yesterday at 07:52:45 PM »
This is why Asians in China do not help anyone when somebody goes down for fear of retaliatory or scam lawsuits.  Plenty of YouTube videos on this.
I hear that they will back up and make sure the person dies in order to prevent lawsuits...

That is correct.  In China, the settlement for death cost a lot less than paying a lifetime worth of pain and suffering.
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Water Cooler / Re: Steve Job's Last Words
« Last post by Panda on Yesterday at 07:25:50 PM »
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Around Town / Re: Irvine boy killed crossing street
« Last post by rkp on Yesterday at 07:19:11 PM »
This thread has been extremely helpful.  I live in Woodbury and can see the idea of racing to the new Hoag emergency room at Sand Canyon as a valid option but this thread helped me realize that it is better to call 911.

I printed out the address and a small map for UCI, Global Chapman, and CHOC to keep in wallets and cars.  To be more informed, is there a way to know which trauma center handles which type of emergency best?  Who helps the EMT figure out where to take the patient?  What guidelines do they have and can we have those guidelines as well?
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