Please do not use this mailing address to ask questions, ask for legal or medical advice, to send medical records, or to ruin our day. Due to time restraints, we're not going to be able to write anyone back. However, i you'd like to brighten our day, you can send Jack a note, letting him know he's changing lives one day at a time. We'll read every note he receives and post it on a bulletin board in his room where it will forever stay. *Please no gifts (he's intellectually not able to enjoy most tangible things outside of his family, friends and care staff that love on him daily). In addition, if you work in the medical field or are a medical malpractice lawyer and see something not stated correctly or clearly, we really, really would appreciate you writing to tell us what to change. We're doing the best we can through research, completely on our own.
Ghost Surgeries, LLC PO Box 908 Milford, OH 45150
As Jack's parents and the creator's of this page, our goal was to create a website to teach proactive measures you or a loved one can take prior to surgery. You not only have the right to decide what is being done to your body, but who is the one doing it.
By exposing unethical practices (not all included on website yet), we've lit the torch and are handing it off to the hospitals in our nation, our media, government officials and vested organizations and most importantly, YOU. When push comes to show, two parents making a big fuss can do nothing if we are in it alone.
If you believe it's should be your right to know the names of all surgeons manipulating your body, or the body of a loved one, while under anesthesia, unaware and helpless, you can help by taking action.
Spread our agenda. We believe...
-When asked to sign ANY type of consent electronically, it should be mandatory that a paper copy is available for you to read and placed in a visible, reachable location.
-After signing ANY type of electronic or written consent, it should be required for staff to provide an immediate, printed copy, if asked by either the patient or guardian. (As of now consents don't go to you but are put into your medical record, thus forcing you to make a records request through the records department).
-New additions must be made to current CMS "Interpretive Guidelines" regarding verbal and written informed consent. These additions should not be "Interpretative," but mandated: -the names of all surgeons that will be performing surgical tasks -the specific surgical task that each surgeon will perform -an initial placed by the patient acknowledging their understanding of whether or not the attending physician will be present during the start to the end of the procedure -whether the attending will be participating in an overlapping or concurrent surgery during their surgery -any surgeon with no times listed on the operating note showing presence during at least the critical part is subject to fines mandated by CMS *And we'd like to CMS to name these amendments, "Jack Addendums."
As soon as we can, we'll provide links and addresses to the organizations and governmental officials who are in a position to influence these changes, as well as the one organization who has the governing authority to make these changes . Until then, under federal law and state statutes, you have civil rights and are legally allowed to make decisions that will impact your health. Until changes are made at a federal level, or a hospital independently decides to add these provisions, which they have every legal right to do, you have the right under health care laws to ask for a printed hard copy to read prior to signing, ask for a copy after you've signed it, and in the case of a surgery, ask that your attending physician write in what is mentioned above prior to you providing a signature. The purpose of an informed consent is to inform. No physician or hospital that is ethical should have any difficulty providing transparency that you are privileged to under civil and human right laws.
*This page is still under construction and has not been edited for grammatical errors, sentence structure or spelling.
*Links will be added in the near future.
Ghost Surgeries, LLC.m PO BOX 908 Milford, OH, 45150