Skip to comments.An American's nightmare in a Mexican hospital
Posted on 12/18/2011 9:35:15 AM PST by Nachum
A recent vacation in Mexico turned into a nightmare for a 79-year-old Illinois man. But it wasn't a devastating bus crash that almost killed U.S.-born Alfonso Acosta.
It was his stay in one of Mexico's government-run hospitals.
According to a harrowing account in the Quad-City Times, a daily newspaper, Acosta suffered a "major head injury, multiple facial fractures, broken ribs and a punctured lung." Yet for five weeks he lay "virtually untreated" at the hospital where he was taken in Toluca, about 40 miles southwest from Mexico City, say outraged family members in the United States who rushed to his bedside.
They found him in a hospital room with six other patients. They barely recognized him: His head was grotesquely swollen and his urine contained clotted blood from an improperly placed catheter. Alarmed at his deteriorating condition and by the indifferent and seemingly incompetent medical personnel who were treating him, family members began caring for Acosta themselves, all while dealing with medical personnel who were unable or unwilling to speak English.
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Well duh. Workers in other countries aren't obliged by liberal Democrat judges to provide translators for foreigners.
Why should or would they speak English? To them it's an enemy language. They're righteous about the "language of Cervantes", unlike the deluded and dissolute self-hating liberals of America who demand that we give up our language and our culture to a foreign invasion.
Ain't happening in Mexico, where they still act like a nation.
Looking forward to this story being covered in the MSM.
Cue the sound of crickets.
In the UK, you can read of patient, especially seniors, needing the same type of family care. Some seniors have been forced to drink water from flower vases , some even dying of neglect and dehydration. Long Live National Health Care! (Pun intended)
Stay out of third world hell holes.
When I was in the Mexican Baja I asked my host why there was a crowd in front of the building across the street. He said, Thats the hospital. The crowd is out there waiting for medical care. During the summer when the temperatures regularly hit 120 degrees the hospital sends out a gurney every hour to collect the dead.
There are two hospital systems, both free. Theres the one for the people, the one I just commented on, and the one for the elites. That one is modern looking and has no waiting lines. But the care is circa 1950. An in-office procedure here would be a life-threatening operation there but its free.
I fuggin’ hate Mexico, illegal aliens, La Raza, activist judges, the DNC and every liberal on the face of the Earth. As does my wife, which is why she emigrated (legally) from Mexico to the USA 25 years ago. She says Mexico is a country plagued by apathy, disrespect, criminals, beaurocrats and thieves.
This is true in most 3rd world countries.
If you get sick, the last place you should go is to the hospital.
I grew up and still live about 140 miles from Mexico. During my childhood and and young adulthood, Mexico was like a playground, shopping center, place to get drunk (and other things) and just fun in general. The place began to change in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. It’s been 35 years since I set foot over there, and probably another 2,000 or more before I do so again.
Anyone that goes to that pest hole does so at their own peril. (And they WILL be at great peril I might add!)
I agree...totally. I will never go back.
Layed there for 5 weeks while family members rushed to his bedside.
anyways, my wife has to get a procedure done. the doc had to give her a $300 shot???? to get things under control, stabilize so he could surgerize. but unless she agreed to have him do the procedure he wouldn’t treat her initially. he told her the other doc she had seen had given her the wrong medication, and he assured her he had talked the the hospital and said they would do a payment plan for use of the facility after his full fee was paid up front of course. but we all know that is a lie cause that hospital doesn’t do payment plans. well, they do in a way, they immediately send your bill to a collections agency. but hey she is ok for now, and she had only lost 25% of her blood before the shot.
so the plan is to shoot the doctors before the lawyers so the docs can’t be around to fix the lawyers...I love the smell of CWII in the morning...
Obamacares not a goddamned bit just like all the rest of congress and the scotus.
“Ain’t happening in Mexico, where they still act like a nation.”
If we started acting like one you’d hear the Mexicans screaming to high heaven.
We hunted deer for over 40 years in south Texas. Went across the border every weekend, ate, shopped, wandered around, had fun but no more, never again.
Always buy travel insurance with medical evacuation as one of its features. The trouble is that when ObamaCare kicks in, we will be evacuated to a “free” US government run medical facility.
Best to find out where they are before you go there on a trip.
Turns out things had improved a bit since he'd lived there. Now they have private medical facilities with real doctors and sanitation ~ albeit with the requisite number of bug eating lizards climbing the walls.
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