We should post a bond to indemnify these doctors.
OK. Anyone looking to do that, I'll contribute.
One patient who had a DNR order had her surgery in Barrie, Ontario, cancelled by the hospital.
This is just an awful story.
I wonder what a bond would actually cost. Is something the CCSVI Society of Canada could research?
I am not an underwriter but if the risk of complication/death is really just 3 in 30000 then if a life is worth $5 million then the cost would only be 500. I know insurance doesn't really work that way because there has to be profit etc. But even if it was say a huge number 100K or 1 million just trying to raise the money would build awareness and team building between the brave Canadian Surgeons and the sick patients. If it didn’t work out at least the CCSVI society would have more funds. Also, if your Federal Government tried to block a private insurance company from trying this it would be even more outrageous.
The other angle could be to find a Canadian Barrister with MS to indemnify the doctor then do all of the litigation pro bono. This would shield the doctors from the expense of defending themselves against other Canadian lawyers. I wonder how those other Canadian lawyers could bring a claim? Would it be on behalf of the Canadian Government? In the US the only person who can initiate a valid claim in court is the one who was damaged. I could see how the Federal Canadian government could sue, but would your government would really try this? That seems unprecedented in the world of medicine. That is not happening in any other country that I am aware of.