Monday, January 12, 2015

A Case of Domestic Violence

A lady’s arm injury seemed straightforward until she explained that her husband had twisted it during an altercation the previous night.

“It was a case of domestic violence,” she said in exactly those words.

That was disturbing news. California law requires that a doctor who suspects a patient is a victim of domestic violence must inform the police. When I told her, she merely shrugged. The husband looked depressed.

I returned to my car, took out my Iphone, and asked Siri to find the nearest police station. She complied. Although the nearest, it wasn’t the correct police station for that area. I was directed to another where an officer told me a car would be sent.

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