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Yearly Hundreds Of Surgeries Involve An Accidental Fire

There are 51 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Mar 30, 2010, titled Yearly Hundreds Of Surgeries Involve An Accidental Fire. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

Out of the nearly 60 million surgeries in this country every year, about 600 of them involve surgical fires.

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Since: Mar 09

United States

#1 Mar 30, 2010
There is no excuse for what damages they did. And no I don't believe that is true what Newson6 aired. I believe that is a Cover up for the Hospital and the Doctor. There was no excuse for his Malpractice and Damages he caused this victim. And what she have to live with no. There is a cover up here and if I was her I will sue them for all the damages that she have paid for from her Insurance. That Doctor have a malpractice Lawsuit. And if you investigate he may have others before her.
coppercolor

Oologah, OK

#2 Mar 30, 2010
Is that Conni Plumlee that was a teacher in Owasso and her husband Jack in Admid
justice man

Tulsa, OK

#3 Mar 30, 2010
this follow up story just confirms that the doctor and his surgical assistants should have taken precautions because fires are a known risk when you have a potential arc from the cautery instrument and a known accelerant such as alchohol within ignition distance. I understand that this doctor had actually swabbed the patient with alchohol and spilled some at the bedside before causing the ignition and horrifying fire. this lady will have to go through years of cosmetic surgery and still have disfiguring facial scars.
slimjim

Tulsa, OK

#4 Mar 30, 2010
Some one needs to follow up on this kind of behavior and if this Doctor has had several of these something should be done. Hospitals dont have these kind of fires all the time as the story claims. The Oklahoma hospital association in oklahoma city needs to get involved and that would be Mr Jones. I am sure Craig, would be more than glad to look into this.
IMHO

Tulsa, OK

#5 Mar 30, 2010
There are 600 cases out of 60,000 just like this. On what level is this acceptable? There has to be another way, something else they can use besides alcohol.

We can put a man on the moon, build a space station and yet we have no answer for this problem?

The fact that they knew it was possible means they should have taken precautions to avoid it.
JEB

Tulsa, OK

#6 Mar 30, 2010
First off this Doctor is one of the best plastic surgeons in Tulsa. This accident could of happened to anyone and anywhere. No the fire is not acceptable in any way but these surgery fires do happen. The fire at first is not visible to the eye which is probably why hers spread before it could be put out. And for those of you who don't believe that these fires do happen do your research because this doctor does not stand alone and doesn't deserve his career to be put in the media like this. Both of them do deserve respect and he was also burned in the fire and I don't think he meant to burn his own bare hands that he works with everyday. And this doctor and his surgical team are not trying to cover anything they are stating facts about this freak accident that happened to them and the women. LOOK IT UP ON INTERNET AND DO SOME RESEARCH!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Mar 10

Tulsa, OK

#7 Mar 30, 2010
coppercolor wrote:
Is that Conni Plumlee that was a teacher in Owasso and her husband Jack in Admid
You would be correct.

Since: Mar 10

Tulsa, OK

#8 Mar 30, 2010
JEB wrote:
First off this Doctor is one of the best plastic surgeons in Tulsa. This accident could of happened to anyone and anywhere. No the fire is not acceptable in any way but these surgery fires do happen. The fire at first is not visible to the eye which is probably why hers spread before it could be put out. And for those of you who don't believe that these fires do happen do your research because this doctor does not stand alone and doesn't deserve his career to be put in the media like this. Both of them do deserve respect and he was also burned in the fire and I don't think he meant to burn his own bare hands that he works with everyday. And this doctor and his surgical team are not trying to cover anything they are stating facts about this freak accident that happened to them and the women. LOOK IT UP ON INTERNET AND DO SOME RESEARCH!!!!!!!!!!
Really??? Did you read the other story where he proceeded to tell her that it was a MINOR setback, she would not have scars, and that it was like having a chemical peel. That is not right and we all know that. Dr Garber is a good doctor. My Mother used him. I cant really say that I remember his bedside manor, but seriously look at the picture and tell me that he thought for a second that she would not scar. I an NOT A DOCTOR NOR A NURSE and I can see from that that she will have permanent LASTING SCARS not only on her face, but could you imagine for a second that YOU had beat cancer and were on the road to healing, and then get the friggin rug RIPPED out from under you like this. Like I have said in the other thread, I personally know Connie, and her family, and this woman hasnt a greedy bone in her body. How would you feel if it was your daughter, wife or MOTHER? Bradley Garber is NO saint. NO ONE IS. No he did not do this purposefully. He is not a monster either....
Orp

Parks, AR

#9 Mar 30, 2010
Well maybe if docs were not in such a hurry , they could have waited to let the alcohol evaporate. People don't have to go to medical school to know O2, alcohol and an ignition source is not a good combination.
SMK

Tulsa, OK

#10 Mar 30, 2010
JEB wrote:
First off this Doctor is one of the best plastic surgeons in Tulsa. This accident could of happened to anyone and anywhere. No the fire is not acceptable in any way but these surgery fires do happen. The fire at first is not visible to the eye which is probably why hers spread before it could be put out. And for those of you who don't believe that these fires do happen do your research because this doctor does not stand alone and doesn't deserve his career to be put in the media like this. Both of them do deserve respect and he was also burned in the fire and I don't think he meant to burn his own bare hands that he works with everyday. And this doctor and his surgical team are not trying to cover anything they are stating facts about this freak accident that happened to them and the women. LOOK IT UP ON INTERNET AND DO SOME RESEARCH!!!!!!!!!!
Thank You!
Just sayin

Tulsa, OK

#11 Mar 30, 2010
Tjuan Davis wrote:
There is no excuse for what damages they did. And no I don't believe that is true what Newson6 aired. I believe that is a Cover up for the Hospital and the Doctor. There was no excuse for his Malpractice and Damages he caused this victim. And what she have to live with no. There is a cover up here and if I was her I will sue them for all the damages that she have paid for from her Insurance. That Doctor have a malpractice Lawsuit. And if you investigate he may have others before her.
Get real! Cover up? Are you that delusional? All the media reports are sound bytes that create the greatest effect-primarily fear and blame. This is not a matter that should be paraded on TV, nor should the individuals be tried and convicted in a forum. Just because an accident occurred does not mean it was intentional, caused by imcompetence or malice. A mistake is a mistake, an accident is an accident. Conjuring up conspiracy theories does nothing but create more fear. You can't seriously believe there is a cover-up!
Just sayin

Tulsa, OK

#12 Mar 30, 2010
IMHO wrote:
There are 600 cases out of 60,000 just like this. On what level is this acceptable? There has to be another way, something else they can use besides alcohol.
We can put a man on the moon, build a space station and yet we have no answer for this problem?
The fact that they knew it was possible means they should have taken precautions to avoid it.
Why do you assume precautions were not taken?
Just sayin

Tulsa, OK

#13 Mar 30, 2010
sczrgrl0101 wrote:
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Really??? Did you read the other story where he proceeded to tell her that it was a MINOR setback, she would not have scars, and that it was like having a chemical peel. That is not right and we all know that. Dr Garber is a good doctor. My Mother used him. I cant really say that I remember his bedside manor, but seriously look at the picture and tell me that he thought for a second that she would not scar. I an NOT A DOCTOR NOR A NURSE and I can see from that that she will have permanent LASTING SCARS not only on her face, but could you imagine for a second that YOU had beat cancer and were on the road to healing, and then get the friggin rug RIPPED out from under you like this. Like I have said in the other thread, I personally know Connie, and her family, and this woman hasnt a greedy bone in her body. How would you feel if it was your daughter, wife or MOTHER? Bradley Garber is NO saint. NO ONE IS. No he did not do this purposefully. He is not a monster either....
Exactly,the other story, one side of the story is all that has been paraded in the media.

Since: Mar 10

Tulsa, OK

#14 Mar 30, 2010
Just sayin wrote:
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Exactly,the other story, one side of the story is all that has been paraded in the media.
If you are so against it being tried in the media then why talk about it. You havent a clue what this woman has gone thru. Dr Garber has been offered an opportunity to defend himself and he chose to stay closed lipped about it whether that was HIM or his insurance company. What happened here is a terrible horrid accident, but she DESERVES to be compensated for her pain and suffering and future medical needs. I am sick of people being so insensitive. If you are in a wreck you deserve to be made whole. You take a risk every single time you get behind the wheel. In theory, this is no different. END OF STORY
okiegirl

Owasso, OK

#15 Mar 31, 2010
coppercolor wrote:
Is that Conni Plumlee that was a teacher in Owasso and her husband Jack in Admid
unfortunately yes
okcruiser

Edmond, OK

#16 Mar 31, 2010
pay up suckers, accident or not, she's disfigured for life, she deserves to get paid for her injuries.
slimjim

Tulsa, OK

#17 Mar 31, 2010
JEB wrote:
First off this Doctor is one of the best plastic surgeons in Tulsa. This accident could of happened to anyone and anywhere. No the fire is not acceptable in any way but these surgery fires do happen. The fire at first is not visible to the eye which is probably why hers spread before it could be put out. And for those of you who don't believe that these fires do happen do your research because this doctor does not stand alone and doesn't deserve his career to be put in the media like this. Both of them do deserve respect and he was also burned in the fire and I don't think he meant to burn his own bare hands that he works with everyday. And this doctor and his surgical team are not trying to cover anything they are stating facts about this freak accident that happened to them and the women. LOOK IT UP ON INTERNET AND DO SOME RESEARCH!!!!!!!!!!
When people take up for this activity it signals to the medical society that they are within the accepted realms. This lady is a victim of stupidity any way you look at it. This needs to stop and the tort reform is a joke.
Listen

Jenks, OK

#18 Mar 31, 2010
slimjim wrote:
<quoted text>When people take up for this activity it signals to the medical society that they are within the accepted realms. This lady is a victim of stupidity any way you look at it. This needs to stop and the tort reform is a joke.
No family is prepared for accidents, but we face them just the same. This accident was reported, it occurs one-thousandth of one percent of the time. Using a specific doctor's name is slanderous by Newson6 and readers/viewers are spreading inaccurate information based upon poorly worded reporting. Her burns could have been even worse had they not reacted as quickly as they did. A successful practice of 35+ years should not be questioned and put at risk over hype.
Hardin

Walters, OK

#19 Mar 31, 2010
So, has Dr. Garber offered to pay for her damages? My guess is not and the reason would be his malpractice insurance carrier will want to force this woman to sue and then fight her every step of the way for every last nickel. Meanwhile Ms. plumlee will have to hire high dollar malpractice attorneys who will advise her to ask for some idiotic amount of damages as a trategy against the indurance company. This will drag out for months and eventually cost everyone hundreds of thousands, if not millions, plus emotional turmoil to both patient and doctor. And the attorneys get rich.
The system is broke. Malpractice costs everyone and the costs are passed along to the public. The health care reform bill tries to address this but it will take a major effort to bring some sanity to the system.
JEB

Tulsa, OK

#20 Mar 31, 2010
sczrgrl0101 wrote:
<quoted text>
Really??? Did you read the other story where he proceeded to tell her that it was a MINOR setback, she would not have scars, and that it was like having a chemical peel. That is not right and we all know that. Dr Garber is a good doctor. My Mother used him. I cant really say that I remember his bedside manor, but seriously look at the picture and tell me that he thought for a second that she would not scar. I an NOT A DOCTOR NOR A NURSE and I can see from that that she will have permanent LASTING SCARS not only on her face, but could you imagine for a second that YOU had beat cancer and were on the road to healing, and then get the friggin rug RIPPED out from under you like this. Like I have said in the other thread, I personally know Connie, and her family, and this woman hasnt a greedy bone in her body. How would you feel if it was your daughter, wife or MOTHER? Bradley Garber is NO saint. NO ONE IS. No he did not do this purposefully. He is not a monster either....
First off that is what the family is reporting to the media but if you think about Dr. Garber is not a burn specialist. I just believe this story should never have made media like this and thats why channel 6 did a 2nd story because there are always two sides to every story. And why would Dr. Garber comment? And bring the media in even more? This unneeeded on some many aspects. His bedside mannor and his experience is excellent and anyone that knows Dr. Garber they would agree 100%. After meeting with 10 plastic surgeons around Tulsa he's the one that was without a doubt I went to for so many reason. The fire could of happend to any of those 10 plastic surgeons or any surgeons at that.

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