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Jury finds Bohlke, Allina negligent in wrongful death trial

Patient also deemed partially responsible

April 27, 2013

NEW ULM — A trial jury determined Friday that former New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) emergency department physician Dale W. Bohlke, M.D....

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LuckOTheIrish

Apr-27-13 4:21 PM

Why not sue the Iowa Department of Transportation for giving this gentleman a CDL in the first place with his extensive medical history?! One death is sad enough but this story could have been much, much worse.

Just one more glaring example of what's broke with our health care industry. Healthcare CEO's making many hundreds of millions, and lawyers making billions.

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newulmite1

Apr-27-13 4:19 PM

The patient was only responsible for 40% of the situation that lead to his death in his mid 40s...really? Maybe his family should have sued him.

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shadow

Apr-27-13 4:19 PM

Seem's to me the doctor did as good a job as can be expected with the information he received from the patient . How can he be called a victim he is resonsable for his own poor health

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newulm67

Apr-27-13 11:41 AM

Lay off 47 doughnuts a day!!!

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middleclassworker

Apr-27-13 10:49 AM

No Jackay, Doctor's are not gods, but you do expect a doctor to ask questions, dig in to the problem, etc. Some doctors seem to care more than others.

Maybe Alina should have worked with this physician years ago when people first started complaining. Maybe he is a really good, intelligent physician that is just plain burned out. Maybe he has personal issues that are troubling him. Alina needs to research whether this physician simply needs guidance, or if it is time to cut bait.

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Jackay

Apr-27-13 9:48 AM

Doctors are not Gods. If the patient had been honest about his symptoms, he may have gotten the care he needed. I don't feel the verdict was fair. If you don't take care of your health, don't expect doctors to perform miracles.

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EaglesFan

Apr-27-13 8:44 AM

The jury seems to have reached a fair verdict. I'm glad that they did assess some responsibility to the victim. You don't get to weigh 400-plus pounds and not take some responsibility for your health problems.

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catch22

Apr-27-13 7:56 AM

So, Buls family will recieve $246,000, of that, the lawyers and special witnesses will probably get $184,500 for their "expenses". Leaving the family with approximately 62,000. I wonder why if this happened in 2006, did it take so long to get a hearing. Seven years of paying lawyers... will it be worth it?

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caring1

Apr-27-13 2:21 AM

Good Pay attention to your patients.

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