Louisville doctor tallies rising cost of gun violence

Louisville doctor tallies rising cost of gun violence

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    Louisville doctor tallies rising cost of gun violence

    Louisville doctor tallies rising cost of gun violence | courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal

    There is more than one instance of gun violence each day in Louisville, and most victims are uninsured, meaning public funding and University Hospital are consistently having to foot the high cost of treatment, according to research by a professor of emergency medicine at the hospital. ...

    "We have victims that are shot in the neck and paralyzed, and their long-term care is going to be multimillions of dollars because they're going to be in a long-term care facility. And who's paying for that?"
    If our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right. -- Cicero


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    So shot placement remains the key regardless of caliber carried?
    Desperate people do desperate things in desperate situations.

    Heavily medicated for your protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogriz91 View Post
    So shot placement remains the key regardless of caliber carried?
    Excellent


    What about all those uninsured people having car accidents Doc? Should they even be driving? Maybe they should be locked in cages for their own safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogriz91 View Post
    So shot placement remains the key regardless of caliber carried?



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    Uninsured + Gun Shot = Probable Thug

    Probable Thug + Paralyzation = Safer Neighborhood

    I'm very broken up by this.

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    Treatment for an average gunshot patient in 2008 cost more than $43,000

    Heck give me needle nose pliers, a bottle of whiskey, and a package of QuikClot... cost.... $30
    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MN2Go View Post
    Louisville doctor tallies rising cost of gun violence | courier-journal.com | The Courier-Journal

    There is more than one instance of gun violence each day in Louisville, and most victims are uninsured, meaning public funding and University Hospital are consistently having to foot the high cost of treatment, according to research by a professor of emergency medicine at the hospital. ...

    "We have victims that are shot in the neck and paralyzed, and their long-term care is going to be multimillions of dollars because they're going to be in a long-term care facility. And who's paying for that?"

    Funny...over in the UK, they are dealing with "knife violence"....as if knives and guns are plotting to attack us all...

    The common thread between here and the UK--violent criminals.

    Thus, lock-up the violent criminals...crime drops
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    If shot placement a problem, then perhaps we should teach Victims to practice patience.

    Shoot first and check your marksmanship.
    Bad Guy still kicking?
    You need to remember, you have been just tramatized by the ordeal!
    So, go get a cup off coffee. This will allow bad guy to have time to bleed out. Problem solved. No more bad guy, no more threat, and only one side of story to review. Less confusing this way!
    Do your part to Retire a Bad Guy today!


    I hear Starbucks has a great cup of Coffee!

    It takes my Coffee Pot 5 minutes to brew a fresh pot and the ME loves Coffee I hear. Make new friends while you calm down from the trauma.

    I also hear Blackmon-Mooring has a great room cleaning package!

    Sorry, I get carried away. I have no sympathy for the BG's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt58 View Post
    If shot placement a problem, then perhaps we should teach Victims to practice patience.

    Shoot first and check your marksmanship.
    Bad Guy still kicking?
    You need to remember, you have been just tramatized by the ordeal!
    So, go get a cup off coffee. This will allow bad guy to have time to bleed out. Problem solved. No more bad guy, no more threat, and only one side of story to review. Less confusing this way!
    Do your part to Retire a Bad Guy today!


    I hear Starbucks has a great cup of Coffee!

    It takes my Coffee Pot 5 minutes to brew a fresh pot and the ME loves Coffee I hear. Make new friends while you calm down from the trauma.

    I also hear Blackmon-Mooring has a great room cleaning package!

    Sorry, I get carried away. I have no sympathy for the BG's
    I'm sure you are kidding around but you better add that you would get to a safe location and dial 911 right after the defensive shooting...
    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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    What about the hundreds of motorcycle accident victims who are permanently disabled because the states cannot enforce a helmet law. Who do you think pays for their long-term care?
    I'm tired of being made to feel guilty for being alive every time some doh-head makes a bad decision.
    I noticed the Doc. hasn't offered to do any pro-bono work to help keep costs down.

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    So, if this unarmed doctor's life is lost, will it be a public cost? If not, the public has not lost a lot.

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    Doctors seldom want to talk about the 90,000 folks who die every year in the US because of hospital and doctor blunders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig 210 View Post
    Doctors seldom want to talk about the 90,000 folks who die every year in the US because of hospital and doctor blunders.
    SSShhhh.... Ah man... now all the doctors are leaving...

    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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