« 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.