Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Differing perspectives: A true story

The Client’s Perspective

I slipped, I fell and I was in so much pain that I had to stay in the hospital. As a result of my fall, I had open heart surgery and there are $300,000 of unpaid medical bills.

My life has been ruined because this accident.

I want a million dollars.

My Perspective

You fell. Maybe.

You had a panic attack. Definitely.

At the hospital, they ran standard tests and found that you had four substantially blocked arteries and rushed you into an emergency quadruple bypass. If it weren’t for your “fall” you would have had a massive heart attack that would have resulted in your death. You are alive today because you had this accident.

You owe the hospital a million dollars.