Thursday, May 16, 2013

In which there is TMI about the possible lawsuit

So not only does Doris want to sue the hospital for her pain and suffering, Sly wants to throw in - this will make you gag - loss of consortium.

"Just how much consortium does an 80 year old man have?" I asked Primo. I snorted.  "What's that loss worth - a dollar?"

Primo sighed. "My dad wanted to tell me all about it. His son. He wants to talk to his son about that."

"No boundaries," I said as I rolled my eyes.

"He probably has more consortium than you and I do."

"Yeah, well it's easy to have time and energy for consortium when you are retired and don't do anything all day but sit on your butt."

"He wants more than he gets," Primo said.

"How much does your mom want?" I asked.

Primo sighed. "Not as much as he does. Probably not any."

"Your mom is probably thinking that the only good thing about her broken wrist is that it is getting her out of consortium."

Primo laughed. "You're probably right.

9 comments:

  1. On behalf of Doris I wish she'd broken her pelvis. I'm anticipating her other wrist developing RSI.(sorry for the imagery, Primo).

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    1. One of my anti-spam words was MEMBER! Yes, my mind is in the gutter.

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    2. Poor Doris. Sometimes I do feel really sorry for her. Nobody deserves Sly.

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  2. What the Hell...my anti-spam words have been member and now seamen!

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    1. Kitten, at our wedding, when the priest said something about Member of the Body of Christ, Primo and I looked at each other, raised our eyebrows, and snickered.

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  3. Good golly, I feel like I've met these two when I was working on my NP internship in grad school! There used to be this couple that made a business out of suing hospitals. They don't live in upstate NY, do they? I actually feel sorry for them. The wheels are coming off, and the coping mechanisms along with them.

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    1. Nope, they are not in NY. So there is more than one couple that does this!

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  4. Another post please, so we can move "consortium" further down the screen... :)

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    1. It does turn the stomach, doesn't it, Joan?

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