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Old 05-09-2013, 01:30 PM   #91
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OMG! Normally I read these "Am I overreacting" threads and think YES before I make it past the third sentence. In your case, OP'er, NO! It isn't hormones, either. I'm not pregnant and I am just as pissed for you!

Your hospital should have security. I know when I worked in one, they were always willing to walk us to our cars. I wouldn't leave without them and make sure they are aware of what is going on.


She sounds unstable. I am so sorry you are going through this, especially when pregnant.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:36 PM   #92
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I am so sorry you are dealing with this. I do work for an attorney, however I am not one, but here is my take.

1. Hire an attorney.
2. Have your attorney file a Motion to prevent the hospital from altering or destroying or taping over the videos.
3. Have your attorney subpoena those records.
4. Contact your local circuit Clark's office to find out if she received a ticket. If not, push to have a ticket issued. Go to court at her hearing. If there is no complaining witness, it is very easy to get the ticket dismissed. At least that way it will show on her record.

Good luck and best wishes for a happy, healthy baby.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:46 PM   #93
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Ok, I have not read through all of the posts so forgive me...but this is my take on the whole thing.

First I would also be furious if I came out of work to find my car had been seriously damaged and that whomever did it did not leave a note or try to find out who the car belonged to.

You did everything you should have done, contacted police and your insurance company, while the Dr. did nothing right. the fact that security discovered who was responsible is wonderful for you because now you do not have to worry about any of this coming out of your pocket.

But (and this is only my opinion) your HR dept did not have to give them your name all they needed to do was get her insuance information from her and forward that. If they decide to fire her for doing waht she did and not doing what she was supposed to that is on them NOT YOU. I would have no further contact with the Dr. advise her to contact your insurance company or better yet yoru lawyer.

I certainly hope that she gets a ticket and possibly arrested and if she gets fired, so be it.
Sorry that you had to go through it at all.
I agree with all of this.

Don't entertain her or HR anymore - I don't think HR handled it correctly at all either. If HR wants to talk more about it let them know that you're following protocol with your insurance company, possibly a lawyer, and the DMV/police department.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #94
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OP I'm so sorry that this has happened to you.

I don't think HR should have got involved in the first place. Give the police the info and let them deal with her. If she keeps bothering you call the police. I'm sure she has good insurance it will all work out. Get some rest
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #95
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I agree with Lorelei Lee,
While a consultation with a lawyer might be very helpful in advising you how to handle this, and documenting, etc...
To start with the 'my lawyer', letters, motions, business cards, etc...
at this point....
Will not help you, and will def. make you and your motives look bad.
Stirring up unnecessary trouble and ill-will.

Just make sure that HR has 'advised this other employee not to be contacting and speaking with you'....

That is the only thing, right now at this point.

Let the insurance and HR handle everything else.
Work with your husband to make sure that insurance is paying up...
That's it....

Your continued and unnecessary personal involvement at this point could end up working against you.

The GOOD thing about a consultation is: If any further action does become necessary, because of this woman's actions... You will be ready to handle it right away, at first sign, on a moments notice.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:56 PM   #96
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OP you said you are trying to come up with the deductible, if you go through her insurance you don't have to pay the deductible.
Yes you do, After it is gone thru the courts and the ins co gets their money,they will refund your deductible. That is what happened to me when a driver denied their actions.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #97
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I agree with Lorelei Lee,
While a consultation with a lawyer might be very helpful in advising you how to handle this, and documenting, etc...
To start with the 'my lawyer', letters, motions, business cards, etc...
at this point....
Will not help you, and will def. make you and your motives look bad.
Stirring up unnecessary trouble and ill-will.

Just make sure that HR has 'advised this other employee not to be contacting and speaking with you'....

That is the only thing, right now at this point.

Let the insurance and HR handle everything else.
Work with your husband to make sure that insurance is paying up...
That's it....

Your continued and unnecessary personal involvement at this point could end up working against you.

The GOOD thing about a consultation is: If any further action does become necessary, because of this woman's actions... You will be ready to handle it right away, at first sign, on a moments notice.
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No client using good judgement ever utters, "my lawyer this, my lawyer that, and/or hands someone they are in conflict with a card." That's only in rather bad movies. If contact is needed from the lawyer, the attorney will write the letter.

OP should not let anyone (except her husband) know she's seeking some advice.

There are plenty of reputable attorneys that will allow OP to come in sit down, and get their take on the situation. OP doesn't currently have anyone that is totally representing her. She can tell her story, listen, and see what the attorney says. Most won't charge for a 1st visit. I think OP should absolutely go and see what they say. And if you do this, OP make sure you give the attorney all the information. Write it down, use notes. It doesn't have to be a book, just date, time place, what was said. Don't add, don't detract, to get a clear picture the attorney needs all the facts.

Before you go, think a bit about what your specific concerns are, as well as what would you see as a reasonable resolution to this situation. Also ask the attorney what concerns, pitfalls they see? What would they see as a reasonable resolution or goal?
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #98
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I would let the insurance company handle it at this point. They have lawyers on their staff, no need to hire one of your own unless you're not getting satisfaction. If you have the doctor's name and plate #, they should be able to track her insurance information down.

If she bothers you, call security or call the police. I wouldn't get involved with HR, it's their decision to discipline her.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:29 PM   #99
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The rental car may be dependent upon your particular insurance policy. Here in Michigan it is a separate option for a rental car, which you pay extra for in your premium. You also are able to select a daily dollar amount which the insurance company would agree to reimburse you for X amount of days. I know for us we selected the cheapest daily dollar amount, which equates to a compact rental, and in some cases might not even fully cover some of the compacts.

Can you change your rental? Sure. But be aware it may come out of your pocket depending on your insurance carrier & policy. I had to laugh when I read someone stating it's your insurance company's job to "make you whole." One look at an insurance policy with all its fine print and carefully parsed language should make anyone question that notion.

OP may be in a good position since her insurance company will be reimbursed by the other driver's insurance. The only fly in the ointment would be if they're both covered by the same company. They'll get tight if they don't have another company's pockets to spend with.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:38 PM   #100
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When my car was hit, since it was initially under my policy since I didn't know who it was, they would only pay the $30/day on my policy for a rental. I had to pay the remainder (like $5/day). When they found the driver and his insurance accepted the claim, I sent the receipt for the remainder to them and they sent me a check.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:46 PM   #101
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Personally, I'd report the confrontation to HR (in writing) but then leave the ball in their court. While the idealist in me would chafe at the apparent double-standard at play I wouldn't make a stink about that because as a "peon" you're not likely to win that fight, and I assume you want to keep your job. Will she get away without punishment because of her status? Maybe. It sucks but that's life in the real world. But it is also possible that HR is operating in CYA mode because of possible fallout from a physician on their staff exhibiting such a lack of judgment commonly associated with impairment, and that they simply want to keep the entire incident, including any disciplinary action, as quiet as possible.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:49 PM   #102
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Also the rental I got is very hard to get in and out of while this pregnant. I miss my suv.
Her insurance has to provide a comparable vehicle. A compact economy is not the same as an SUV.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:52 PM   #103
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I wouldn't fire her. It has nothing to do with her capabilities as a physician. Should she get a ticket?? You betcha!! Arrested? No. I don't agree with that either, but that is a decision made by the police. Just make her pay the damages and move on.
Do you think all people who commit hit and runs (of vehicles) should just be ticketed? Now, you've got me wondering what the law is in my state. Maybe it does just warrant a ticket.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:57 PM   #104
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Wow, what a story. I'd call HR, tell them to instruct her to leave you alone and tell them to handle everything. You should NOT be deciding anything about her fate. You should be getting a vehicle large enough for you to be comfortable-you ARE pregnant and under a ton of stress because of the loss and harassment. Do ask that the video be preserved until the claim is settled.
Firing her will do nothing for you. Breathe, eat healthy, get some excersize and drink lots of fluids. You need to take care of yourself. Focus on the positive around you as much as possible.
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As far as the under the influence speculation, it's possible, but not my first guess by any means.

My best guess is she was running late for work and it's not at all an uncommon phenomenon for her. Sure, she's a doc driving an expensive vehicle and probably makes a nice salary, but she's got a family, bills & very likely student loans. And while her job status seems elevated, more likely than not she's a cog in a corporate wheel of some type. Even doctors are subject to showing up on productivity reports with negative numbers for being late, backing up appointment times and patient waits.

None of this is OP's problem and doesn't excuse the doctor's behavior, just my alternative theory.

If approached again, OP, simply and firmly explain your insurance company is handling the matter. End of story. Get in your vehicle & dial the security office if she attempts to bar your leaving further.
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