I think Oldfart lives in my town. Or I live in his.

M.D.O.D.: A new one for me!
A new one for me!

After this long you’d think I’ve seen almost everything. Yesterday EMS calls bringing in a trauma victim from a PLANE CRASH! Say what??!!

Our fair city had a V-tail Bonanza (the “Doctor killer”) land very hard and very short of the runway at Meacham.  News reports had the patient surviving, and going to The Other trauma center in town.

Hmm.  If it’s true, there may be a cranky-EM blogger meetup soon.

More on the LA death


Missing a Heart Attack in LA: How Much to Prevent One Death?

So there was this horrendous story out of Olive View-UCLA where a young gentleman died after spending three hours waiting in an ER. His presenting complaint was chest pain and he died of a heart attack. He was 33.

An interesting, and well-written addition to our previous post about a death in (or, outside) an ED.