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Old 10-16-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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In the beginning of the year I had reconstructive surgery on my wrist. The bill for that was over 20k. Well now I am 36 hours away from having the same surgery again that I once again will be charged for.

This got me thinking. It's fascinating that a doctor can charge for a surgery that fails THEN be able to charge the same fee for the second time.

Could you imagine me installing a 20k roof, it failing immediately and then me being able to charge another 20k to try to attempt to do it right this time. Imagine that the customers have no recourse if something goes wrong except to pay you to do it AGAIN!

I just find it baffling. Oh well.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:09 PM   #2
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That and getting paid to tell people that it may or may not rain tomorrow. Kills me.

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I think you should insist that the repair be covered under the warranty.
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I think you should insist that the repair be covered under the warranty.
Right. And then let the doctor with a knife in his hand put you under anethesia.
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Sounds like malpractice.
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Right. And then let the doctor with a knife in his hand put you under anethesia.
Well it was a thought.....The Doc sure would insist on warranty if I fixed his leaky basement, then it leaked within a year.
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Sorry to hear you need the operation Bam. Same surgeon doing it again I suppose. Have you looked into if there is a better surgeon?

I'm also guessing that in these things there are no guarantees.
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Sorry to hear you need the operation Bam. Same surgeon doing it again I suppose. Have you looked into if there is a better surgeon?

I'm also guessing that in these things there are no guarantees.
Woops, completely overlooked that part of the story. I am also sorry to hear that you have to have a second surgery on the same problem.

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I've always thought it was either funny or sad that two of the most expensive professions - doctoring and lawyering- simply have "practices".

Doubt I would have many customers if I simply practiced electricity.
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I've always thought it was either funny or sad that two of the most expensive professions - doctoring and lawyering- simply have "practices".

Doubt I would have many customers if I simply practiced electricity.
I think he is on to something
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I'm sorry about your wrist, buddy. I have always thought DRs have very little accountability.
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Contractors are professionals & expected to do the job correctly the first time.

Doctors "practice" medicine.

I'd bet the doc will some how blame you for the surgery not working.
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Good luck. I hope it goes better this time.
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you didn't get the 30 year warranty?
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That sucks. I'm sure I would be very upset as well. It seems that if you don't have a decent health insurance plan you tend to get screwed. I know that I avoid going to the Dr. unless it's something that is very serious.

With that said, I still don't see how you can compare the two. Installing a roof is quite a bit less complicated than performing surgery.
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Installing a roof is quite a bit less complicated than performing surgery.
Who said that?


Just had to clarify what I mean.

It takes 2-4 years to get your ticket(if you are in ticketed trade),year or so to get licensed,insured and bonded(if lucky),tens of years to gain experience and get the customer base you looking for.

So for a min of 10-15 years and X amount of dollars spend on being inexperienced,problems,**** ups,accidents and etc.

Only one chance to screw everything over by installing roof improperly...

Seems like doctors dont have same problem since Bam is getting surgery yet again.

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Installing a roof is quite a bit less complicated than performing surgery.
Trust me, that's in no way an accurate blanket statement.

But to be fair, most roofs aren't composed of living organic tissue.
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To a doctor installing a roof IS more complicated than surgery, to a roofer surgery is more complicated than installing a roof. It all depends on what you know how to do IMO. The first time a roofing laborer is asked to flash a chimney it seems like surgery to them but after they have done it a time or two it comes easy. I wounder how much a doctor would charge to flash a chimney on a 12:12 pitch, and give a warranty to boot, can't just practice roofing you know.
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LOL @ comparing surgery to construction work.
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Only one chance to screw everything over by installing roof improperly...

Seems like doctors dont have same problem since Bam is getting surgery yet again.

Comes down to: Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's
I'm a bit lost here. Is God the Roofer or the Doctor? Is Caesar the Doctor or the Roofer?

And, what exactly is Caesar's that should be given to him? And, what exactly is God's that should be given to him? And, if God is the Doctor or the Roofer, why shouldn't he earn it first?

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