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Old 06-24-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Stuart hospital's deportation of illegal immigrant sparks legal battle - South Florida - MiamiHerald.com (http://www.miamiherald.com/news/southflorida/story/1107995.html - broken link)
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An illegal immigrant left incapacitated when he was hit by a stolen van is at the center of a legal battle after the Stuart hospital that spent $1 million on his healthcare deported him.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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If his death in his homeland is the direct cause of the accident years ago, then I don't guess there is a chance the DUI guy would be made to pay for that?

This is a bogus lawsuit. Sounds like the proper channels were use to make sure of his care in his homeland. I hope this guys lawyers are made to pay for all court costs when they lose the case.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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why not go after the drunk driver?

or why didnt the hospital put him out and refuse medical attention instead of deporting him?. i thought they only had to take patients in case of emergencies...

this guys situation is tragic, but what can you do?
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This is a bogus lawsuit.
No kidding. It's almost as if the sole intent is to gain sympathy for the illegals.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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no, but it does raise the quiestion. who is sanctioned to enforce immigrtion laws.

can all hospitals do this? i think they wantedto save themselves a buck. rightfully so. but why not just refuse him services. connect the guy with other social services that would bare the brunt of the medical expenses.

or in the end, just report him to INS.

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No kidding. It's almost as if the sole intent is to gain sympathy for the illegals.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: The Wine Country, CA
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no, but it does raise the quiestion. who is sanctioned to enforce immigrtion laws.

can all hospitals do this? i think they wantedto save themselves a buck. rightfully so. but why not just refuse him services. connect the guy with other social services that would bare the brunt of the medical expenses.

or in the end, just report him to INS.
Obviously if the Federal Government is NOT doing their job of protecting U.S. citizens effectively from Illegal Aliens, more power to citizens that step up and take on the responsibility..
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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ya, protect us from an invalid.

i would rather they go after those who commit violent crimes. they need to get their priorities straight. get the big bad tough guys first. start in the jails (which fortunately they are now doing). then move to other areas.

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Obviously if the Federal Government is NOT doing their job of protecting U.S. citizens effectively from Illegal Aliens, more power to citizens that step up and take on the responsibility..
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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Unbelievable how our Judicial system allows such frivolous lawsuits to go forward wasting even more taxpayer dollars
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: US
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He had family in the US, but they didn't want to take him. Now a family member as "guardian" is suing the hospital. The hospital spent nearly $2 million in care for this man. The hospital communicated with his government and the health care minister there who committed to care for him and who exhibited the ability to do so. However, they have not done so. This will come out during the trial which started this week. The Florida hospital got permission from his government to return him to his family and paid for his way to go back. The hospital received a favorable court ruling to allow them to do so. Illegal immigrants advocates said that the hospital had the responsibility to pay for Jiminez to receive therapy for his injuries, even if it meant doing so at another facility--literally telling the hospital to take out their check book to pay for this man's therapy. If Martin Memorial loses this case, US hospitals will be required to permanently care for illegals who are similarly situated. At what point do we say enough.

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no, but it does raise the quiestion. who is sanctioned to enforce immigrtion laws.

can all hospitals do this? i think they wantedto save themselves a buck. rightfully so. but why not just refuse him services. connect the guy with other social services that would bare the brunt of the medical expenses.

or in the end, just report him to INS.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:34 PM
 
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why not go after the drunk driver?

or why didnt the hospital put him out and refuse medical attention instead of deporting him?. i thought they only had to take patients in case of emergencies...

this guys situation is tragic, but what can you do?
Maybe the illegal should go after the drunk driver. He's the lawsuit happy one.
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