Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Medical Emergency at 40,000 Feet!

I'm back in Berlin, and yesterday's flight over was, for the most part, uneventful. However, there was a medical emergency (minor as it turned out) during the flight. It's usually not a big deal since there's always a few doctors on board more than willing to offer assistance. Nevertheless, no one responded to the initial request, and it was only after a second request was made that a doctor responded. He happened to be sitting next to me, and he only responded when it became clear that no medical liability would accrue. As he put it, "you gotta watch your ass." It seems that fear of medical malpractice isn't confined solely to the US.

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