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Death of Guatemalan toddler detained by ICE sparks $60 million legal claim

Mariee visited the health clinic several times, medical records show, where she was seen on several occasions by physician assistants and a nurse, but she only saw an actual doctor once.

"Frankly, to me, it was completely irresponsible," Yazmin told ABC News of her daughter's medical treatment at the Dilley facility. "I think they should think about the children. The children are little angels, and this is not their fault."

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/death-guatemalan-toddler-detained-ice-sparks-60-million-100303038--abc-news-topstories.html

What do you think about this? Only an actual doctor can provide better care or prevent someone from dying? 

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the review will likely show care was appropriate and best possible under the circumstances regardless of who delivered it. this is just a tactic to influence a jury. You could easily say the same about a pt having an MI under the care of an ER doc and dying before seeing a cardiologist: "they never even saw a heart specialist!"

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Playing the odds, she probably still had a better shot taking that chance than staying.  People don't undertake these journeys for fun.  If I were living in an environment like that, I'd probably take that chance too.

Seeing a PA vs seeing a doctor didn't make the difference I'm sure - it was just the nature of the facilities and the situation.  I'm sure people did the best they could.

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On 12/7/2018 at 11:04 AM, lkth487 said:

Playing the odds, she probably still had a better shot taking that chance than staying.  People don't undertake these journeys for fun.  If I were living in an environment like that, I'd probably take that chance too.

Lived in Guatemala for two years, and I don’t believe I’ll be going back any time soon

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