Saturday, February 04, 2006

Green meet Greenfield

Mark Green wants to make Jessica Greenfield's suffering a central part of his campaign for Governor.

Bring it on.

Greenfield, had a botched surgery that left her inner organs paralyzed. Her nerves were severed during the procedure, which involved wrapping the top of the stomach around her esophagus to prevent heartburn.

Greenfield argued that a surgeon at a Madison hospital was negligent in performing the surgery. A jury of her peers agreed, finding the surgeon and Dean Health System negligent.

The jury awarded her $8.4 million for her suffering as a victim of the medical malpractice case. The jury awarded Greenfield $4.13 million for economic damages such as medical expenses and lost wages. It also included $4.25 million for pain and suffering and $82,000 to Greenfield's son for loss of companionship with his mother.

Mark Green thinks that's too much and that she should have only received $445,000 for her pain and suffering.

On this case and any other Green will stand on the side of Insurance companies and not victims.

Greenfield, who has used a feeding tube since the 2000 surgery left her stomach and intestines unable to function and who returns to the hospital every month to empty her stomach, had this to say,

"My life has been hell and unfortunately money doesn't change any of that. I can't eat anything. I live on machines 12 hours a day. And that's just the beginning."

Mark Green meet Jessica Greenfield.
UPDATE: Mark Green would call Jessica Greenfield's medical malpractice case a "frivolous lawsuit." He will be talking a lot about supposed "frivolous lawsuits" this campaign year.

What would he call this?


At 8:27 PM, Blogger XOut said...

Yeah great point Harris. Who could put a price on pain and suffering? Trial lawyers.

Bad things happen every day but that doesn't make anyone entitled to some cash prize.

Think of all the people who suffer through cancer, diabetes, etc... who will ever pay them for their pain? Knock off the crap and get real. If you don't we will end up with a system of medicine that NOBODY can afford.

Hurry up and get lost.

Welcome home XOff

At 4:48 PM, Blogger jen said...

my questionis for xout so if you or a love one was left paralized at the hands of another you should not be compensated. your love one should not be given anything they should just deal with it right? you should stick to things you know.

At 9:15 PM, Blogger xyz said...

Green has lost my vote and that of many people I know. you people are idiots I will make it my mission to campaign against Green.
so in other words you are saying that if your son,daughter,wife etc, would have had a surgery [for heartburn i remind you]and been totally fine before that,that you wouldn't have pursued any type of lawsuit against the surgeon that performed it your full of shit.I can't even believe that you would consider getting cancer would in any way be similar to what happened to this poor woman!!!Stick with something you know more about it sounds like your just trying to impress people,well nobody is buying it dipshit!

At 9:28 PM, Blogger xyz said...

my husband has sent his opinion so now I will send mine. how did a poor woman's health become the center of politics? have we lost total site of what this is about! from what I have read she can't eat or drink anything. Take away the physical part which is bad enough and think of the mental end of this. If Green can go the rest of his life without eating or drinking then he has a right to speak until then I think he best stick to something he knows, if there is anything!?!
Last thing isn't there over $700,000,000 in a fund for this? so why would that raise anyones health care cost. It sounds like they are trying to blame this poor woman for all of our health care costs. Get real!

At 12:14 AM, Blogger missy said...

How dare you make a medical malpractice suit the center of your campaign? What do you know about pain and suffering? What happened to this woman is very unfortunate and who are you to say what is the right dollar amount?! The fact that she cant eat is just the beginning! How about the fact that she has a small child that will more than likely grow up without a mother just because she went to have a simple procedure done. How about the fact that she has to depend on a feeding tube for 12 hours a day just to survive.How about the fact that she can never again go out to eat with her husband, or do lunch with her friends,or even McDonalds with her son?! (Can you go to a restaurant and smell all the food and watch everyone eat but not eat any yourself?) Try it once...and then imagine living like that. Until you know just how much Mrs. Greenfield has suffered I dont think you can begin to put a price tag on it. As for your campaign...I will make it my mission to see to it that a heartless prick like you is never elected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 9:40 AM, Blogger xyz said...

green you might as well save your money. 1000's of letters have went out letting the people of Wis know just what a heartless man you are. you ask a sick woman to Bring it on! what do you want to fight with her? you must really go to bed feeling like a winner! you need to hury up and get lost!


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