Topic: Man on Fire
Title: Man Catches Fire during Surgery
Source: Infowars.com, Reuters
Date: Monday, Apr. 18, 2005
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go up in flames
launch an investigation
a sign of (something)
(Note: This is a tragic situation. We do not wish to make light of it.)
Have you heard of any strange occurrences that happened during surgery?
What do you think could have prevented this, or was it purely accidental?
What should the man’s family do (if anything) to seek compensation from the hospital?
Do you think a lawsuit would be appropriate in this situation?
Against whom? (the doctors/surgeons, hospital, others)
For More Practice
Check the newspaper for recent accidents or tragic events.
Describe the event(s) to your partner and discuss how this type of thing might be prevented in the future.
Pretend you work for a hospital where a tragic situation occurred.
How will you handle the publicity?
Do you think doctors are unfairly targeted in lawsuits?
How can we determine if a lawsuit is merited or not?