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Old 02-26-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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You can;t be serious??
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:46 AM
 
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After 4 years and a value of $80 I would just let it go. The amount of time you will spend filing and going to small claims is not worth $80 ...jmo

Even if watch had sentimental value recooping the cost will not restore the sentiment.
I guess you're right; it's just not worth the time and money. It just annoyed me that they could get away with such a thing. They didn't give me anything to sign, and I think it's unusual to have to change to a hospital gown in an ER, since you're not actually being admitted to the hospital. I suspect that one of the people in the belongings room made off with it. In any case, I'd suggest that everyone get an itemized receipt when a hospital takes your stuff.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Hollywood Fl, Maplewood Nj
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I think it's unusual to have to change to a hospital gown in an ER, since you're not actually being admitted to the hospital.

I was in the ER 4 times an not once did I ever have to change into a gown, I'm not trying to add gasoline to the fire but yea that sucks when they pull shady stuff..
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral Fl /Randolph NJ
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I guess you're right; it's just not worth the time and money. It just annoyed me that they could get away with such a thing. They didn't give me anything to sign, and I think it's unusual to have to change to a hospital gown in an ER, since you're not actually being admitted to the hospital. I suspect that one of the people in the belongings room made off with it. In any case, I'd suggest that everyone get an itemized receipt when a hospital takes your stuff.
I would be annoyed as well but like I said 4 years have past and I'm sure you have better things to do with your time then going to the courthouse to file and then showing up when a date is set.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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Legally, you could sue. You are under the 6 year statute of limitations for property damage/loss that applies in NJ small claims court. The fee to file is $15, so that is less then your claimed losses. It then comes down to questioning whether or not it is worth your time to pursue compensation over $80 worth of old clothes and a crappy watch. Honestly, I think you have a somewhat good case, but I would personally just let it go as it's not worth the time. If you did pursue it, you are going to have to come up with a pretty good reason for the judge over why you waited 4 years to file. Outside of that, it's basically coming up with a reasonable value for the items, which it seems like you did.
Yeah, I think you're right. I did make an effort to recover them, though not legal. But I got the runaround for months; e.g., one person says she'll check on it, then never gets back to me, then I get transferred to a different person, etc., etc. The items weren't of sentimental value, but you can't get those types of watch and coat anymore.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Epping,NH
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The items weren't of sentimental value, but you can't get those types of watch and coat anymore.
They weren't sentimental and worth $80. Are we talking a Member's Only jacket and a Timex? By the time you file and waste your time, what are you gaining. Not to mention most likely you aren't going to be successful as you have zero documentation of any attempts to get the property back.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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They weren't sentimental and worth $80. Are we talking a Member's Only jacket and a Timex? By the time you file and waste your time, what are you gaining. Not to mention most likely you aren't going to be successful as you have zero documentation of any attempts to get the property back.
Come on! It could have been a Swatch.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Holmdel, NJ
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when i was in third grade a neighbor kid broke my bicycle. can i sue him?
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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I guess you're right; it's just not worth the time and money. It just annoyed me that they could get away with such a thing. They didn't give me anything to sign, and I think it's unusual to have to change to a hospital gown in an ER, since you're not actually being admitted to the hospital. I suspect that one of the people in the belongings room made off with it. In any case, I'd suggest that everyone get an itemized receipt when a hospital takes your stuff.
My Mom had her purse stolen in an ER just a few months ago. They put her in a bed in one of the ER rooms that are like the holding area before they admitted her, and put her purse on the counter near the door. She fell asleep and woke up to see it gone. The police were called and the security tape showed a girl who was with someone in the ER walk by and grab it..and they were was still there, so my Mom got it back! The long ER wait times worked in our favor for once. I think it was very careless of them to put it where anyone could grab it like that.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Holmdel, NJ
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My Mom had her purse stolen in an ER just a few months ago. They put her in a bed in one of the ER rooms that are like the holding area before they admitted her, and put her purse on the counter near the door. She fell asleep and woke up to see it gone. The police were called and the security tape showed a girl who was with someone in the ER walk by and grab it..and they were was still there, so my Mom got it back! The long ER wait times worked in our favor for once. I think it was very careless of them to put it where anyone could grab it like that.
thats great that you got justice like that. these cameras come in handy sometime. my brother's gf had her cell stolen in the gym where she is a manager. she checked the tape, saw the guy who did it and got his cell number. my brother sent a whole bunch of very unpleasant messages to the guy. i bet he got very nervous at that point and then he returned the phone. i said she should involve police but i dont believe she did.
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