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On August 12, Ayoub Madni, a 19 year-old young man died in Le Diamant Vert swimming pool, Fès, Morocco, because he did not receive the vital help on time.
Swimmers and witnesses reported they told lifeguards they could feel parts of a human being in the bottom of the pool, but the guards did not take it seriously.
One of Ayoub’s friends had to insist agonizingly on the guards to take action when it was too late: Ayoub had already died. This is not the first case that happened in this swimming pool. Other deadly negligence occurred in previous years. Le Diamant Vert is one of the most expensive swimming pools in Fès, overcrowded by night on Ramadan and during the uncommon heat wave of this summer. However, basic conditions of safety, such as providing enough light poles and a sufficient number of lifeguards, are not respected nor enforced. If previous youngsters’ deaths went unnoticed, let us make Ayoub’s an opportunity- however tragic and unjust- to prevent other catastrophic deaths out of the negligence of this organization.
We, the undersigned, call on the Moroccan authorities and local authorities in Fès to hold, Le Diamant Vert, accountable for their negligence.
This petition is based on a number of my letters that were sent to MP Right Honourable David Cameron PM, which concerned an ever-rising number of unlawful deprivation issues to UK society. These irrefutable shown issues were presented to the current Prime Minister in requesting he uphold his public duty and the acts of UK law on behalf of UK society.
The Prime Minister has been made aware many times not only in these requests but also by an ever-rising many concerned other people of the UK by their lawful requests. Who have the same or similar concerns in the ever-rising deprivation towards UK society that is unlawfully/un-legislatively maliciously causing their unnecessary suffering? Where an unlawful willing malicious blindness to upholding any stated public duty or the upholding of the acts of UK law gives lawful rise to the petitions question
The Government have announced proposals both to take clinical negligence out of scope for Legal Aid funding and to introduce tight restrictions on how solicitors can operate Conditional Fee Agreements ("no-win no-fee"), which would also mean taking fees out of clients' damages.
The combined effect of both these sets of proposals would inevitably mean that many people with 'lower value' claims, including those involving the death of a child or elderly person, would not be able to take legal action at all. The NHS would also be deprived of essential learning to improve patient safety and the incentive to improve, which clinical negligence litigation provides. Whilst consultation on the proposals ends on 14th February 2011 the debates about these controversial proposals will rumble on for up to two years, so continue to sign the petition after that date.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP:
- If not too late, respond to the consultations though the Ministry of Justice website:
- Write to and ideally meet with your MP to raise your concerns. See our briefing and other resources at: www.avma.org.uk/campaigns
Justice For Ted was established following the death of our Great Dane through alleged veterinary negligence.
In lodging our complaint against the veterinary surgeon concerned, we were dismayed to learn that the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has limited powers to impose sanctions on vets who have acted negligently.
Furthermore, the current procedure discourages pet owners from taking matters forward to the extent that the courts offer the only redress for owners in these circumstances.
The Financial Services Authority (F.S.A.)is the independent watchdog that regulates all financial services.
How then, is the U.K. in one of the biggest financial downturns ever recorded (a recession, as it has now been officially declared), when the FSA is in place to supposedly stop this sort of thing happening ?
A story about the Health Care System and the great lengths they will take to intentionally cover up their negligence.
The last year my mothers' life unfolded tragically due to the negligence of our health care system, specifically the Regina General Hospital. Our nightmare unfolds...
In February 2007 Wendy McIntyre age 57 was taken into the Regina General Hospital Emergency department after falling and hurting her back at home. After examination she was sent home with no significant injuries and a prescription for morphine. My mother being a renal patient took her prescribed morphine pill at home that night. The following morning when she woke up she couldn't stand or walk on her own and she was incredibly disoriented. We called the ambulance who took her back to the hospital. The same doctor couldn't believe that this was the same woman he had seen the day before and she was admitted to the 3rd floor. She was given some sort of antidote to combat the effects of the morphine. For the next 2 weeks she remained in a state of dementia and was told that she may have suffered a stroke.
During her confused state my mother thought that her room was on fire and after buzzing for nurses who never came she climbed out of bed, fell and fractured her back in 2 spots. Should this have happened...not really. She had become extremely weak during the 4 week stay and our family expressed concerns about getting her some physiotherapy and rehab after she left the hospital. She was discharged and told that she wasn't weak enough for rehab, even though we were told to buy her a walker and think about a wheel chair for her. Keep in mind she was 57. Why wouldn't the health care system want to attempt to rehabilitate her? She went home and 4 days later and was found unconscious on the floor due to a diabetic reaction. Again the ambulance was called and she was admitted into the hospital for the next two months. After many meetings and being very persistent we managed to convince the hospital that she needed some additional care. She was granted a 4 week stay at a rehabilitation center, only catch is that as soon as you are accepted the patients 4 week time period starts. Much to our horror we were told from the hospital that there were no beds available and Mom would have to stay in the hospital until a bed became open, this never happened and she spent the entire 4 weeks in the hospital. On week 3 we were told that a bed had become open and that Mom had spiked a temperature which meant she had to give the bed up.
During her time away from the hospital Wendy continued to go three times a week for her dialysis treatments. On August 27/07 she was admitted into the hospital because her sodium levels were low and her electrolytes were not functioning properly. A few days later her condition had improved and the doctor discussed discharging her. Only because my father expressed a concern for her mobility was she kept in the hospital.
On Sept.2/07 my mother took the walker that was given to her by the hospital outside. My mother at the time was weak but was encouraged by the nurses to use the walker for exercise. The walker started to get away from her and when she went to stop it by applying the brakes they failed. As a result she fell broke her hip and suffered a serious head injury. When asked what had happened she replied "the walker started to get away from me and it didn't stop", when told about this we took the serial number and wrote it down. We assumed that because the nurses realized her extreme lack of mobility they would keep an eye on her, instead she was provided with a walker that had faulty breaks. How can a hospital give a person a piece of equipment and not know if it was working. Little did we know that after her hip surgery she was never going to be responsive again.
We feel that Wendy never did recover from the surgery and that the fall was a direct cause of her death. It also seems that because she fell on hospital property while a patient in the hospital every effort has been made by the hospital and the doctors to cover up the facts and the true cause leading to her death. We feel that if she had fallen at home and suffered head trauma and a broken hip and died a few days later the hospital and health system would be very fast to point to that as a leading contributor to her death.
Somehow the Regina General Hospital has managed to deny that the faulty walker was used (they located the walker that matched the serial number we provided them with but a nurse claims that she used a different walker the morning of her fall), they have botched the autopsy that they told us to have, they have provided three separate causes of death, they can't confirm that the anesthesiologist was aware of her head trauma and they have said that the coroner was involved in September when she died and then deny that the coroner wasn't involved until December. The hospital has manipulated the facts and lied to us from the moment she fell on their property. The very fact that the hospital was reacting to her head injury and not telling the family about her condition is cause for alarm.
Patients deserve better treatment than what my mother received. When a loved one is sick or injured and in the care of the hospital, the care that they receive should never have to suffer. Every patient has a voice but unfortunately for my mother her voice was taken away the minute she fell on hospital property. Every step from her fall on is either conflicted with another explanation provided from the hospital and then covered up. Wendy McIntyre did not get a chance to voice her concerns so her family is now doing it for her. Many arguments have been made to try and explain to us what the hospital wants us to believe. What they have forgotten is that her medical records, autopsy results, coroners role, causes of death and various other information tells a different story. We can all understand the strain that is put on our Health Care System and it's recent limitations, what we can't understand is why short cuts that cause negligence are covered up. If the almighty machine known as the Regina General Hospital is going to cover-up a patients care or lack of they should ensure that they have not ever given the family the documents to prove that a cover-up has taken place.
All the information that we have provided and the additional information that we still have is documentation provided from the hospital. I would hate to think that other families are going through the same thing as ours and have no ideal that they are entitled to ask questions and fight back.
We need to find a way to get our message to the people that are responsible for the negligence.
USDA Rural Housing workers in Grant County, Ky Inspected and approved the home my son and I purchased in Nov. 2007. Day one had to replace all propane pipes in home which lead to finding out there was, no insulation at all in the home, foundation broken and causing home to slip, all electric, plumbing, septic, water heater and furnace are all illegal and out of code, Roof causes wet walls and lots of mold, Black mold found in bath and bedrooms. Which USDA claims a dog did all this damage.
My son and I are both disabled and my son is on immune suppressants. We are living in a dangerous environment and because we have no money we are stuck. Been through every branch of government, 21 lawyers, 28 Contractors and we're told no one can help us.
We can't sue their inspectors or anyone cause they all have government immunity from their crimes of negligence. They laugh in our face and tell us there is nothing we can do but sell house as is best offer and be stuck with the mortgage. We will have to pay $83,300.00 for one acre of land and a condemned, mold ridden home.
This has to stop, there are more families with this problem and it can happen to you.
In February 2007, our 71 year-old precious mother, Cynthia Lucas, went to Northshore Hospital, a Tenet Heathcare Facility to undergo a fairly routine carotid artery surgery.
My mom was allergic to Latex, a fact that was sloppily documented in her medical records, a very vital element in preparing for her care throughout the course of her stay in the hospital. Due to total negligence by hospital personnel, our mom suffered a severe anaphalatic shock caused from latex allergies. Her ICU nurse did not tend to her for approximately 2 hours, and subsequently she suffocated in the hospital and was brain dead two days after her surgery.
She was so swollen that her tongue protruded out of her mouth. Which, of course, the hospital tried valiantly to cover up and pretended that they did not know what happened. We reported the negligence of the Northshore Hospital to The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and Northshore hospital was found negligent on all counts of our allegations.
To add more insult to our injury and devastation, The Florida Wrongful Death Act, Sections 768.16-768.21 absolves all medical personnel and facilities from any wrong doing, whether it is negligence or malpractice if you are over the age of 25 and unmarried. In short, the law states that "if an elderly person who is unmarried and has no dependents under the age of 25, you cannot bring a wrongful death suit against the medical personnel or hospital. The same is true for an unmarried child. You, the parent, cannot bring a wrongful death suit against the facilities if your child is over the age of 25.
This discriminatory act, gives healthcare professionals in Florida a license to legally kill our loved ones. How many more will have to die before the healthcare professionals are held accountable for their wrongdoings and mistakes? This Florida Wrongful Death Act, gravely affects the elderly in Florida, because so many elderly persons retire in Florida, oftentimes a widow or a widower.
How many more will have to die before the residents of Florida take a stand and insist that these politicians that our votes put in office, be forced to be more proactive and ensure that the best is offered to their constituents, they need to have our best interest at heart? Afterall, had it not been for our votes, where would they be? Of course, many of them promise the the world before they are elected into office, and then just give you the a state after they are elected, basically, they have their own agenda and do not have our best interest at heart.
How many more will have to die, before residents of Florida become aware of this horible, horible law in the name of TORT REFORM? The realization that there can be a "Tort Reform" that encourages legal murder is beyond my scope of understanding. What is most amazing about The Florida Wrongful Death Act, is that the majority of the residents are totally unaware of this law until their loved one becomes a victim of medical negligence or malpractice.
How many more families will be devastated, as our family is before someone realize that they are not safe in Florida, if you are over the age of 25?
TORT REFORM? In every other wrong doing, the person commiting the wrongdoing is punished in some way or another. Their cases are presented to a grand jury to determine its merits, and indictments are then issued. Can someone tell me why that same procedure is not applicable to doctors and other hospital personnel? We need to take a bigger stand for ourselves, our health, and our families.
The lawmakers in Florida need to implement an oversight committee to review claims of medical malpractice, and depending on its merits, the case is given further attention. This law leaves the persons over 25, their parents and children of the elderly, and the elderly as well at such a disadvantage. It is time for us to pay attention to what our politicians promise and hold them accountable when they are in office. "TORT REFORM? HOW MANY MORE WILL HAVE TO DIE UNDER THE GUISE OF TORT REFORM?"