Wolf Pangloss's Fish Taco Stand

"But, reverend father," said Candide, "there is horrible evil in this world."

"What signifies it," said the Dervish, "whether there be evil or good? When his highness sends a ship to Egypt, does he trouble his head whether the mice on board are at their ease or not?"

"What, then, must we do?" said Pangloss.

"Hold your tongue," answered the Dervish.

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06 September 2007

The surgeons lost his head in the brain operation

Proving how excellent government run health-care can be:
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court has awarded 3,000 euros ($4,100) in damages to a man who had to have the top of his skull replaced with plastic because of a faulty hospital fridge.

Doctors removed the top of the man's head and put it in cold storage while they operated on his brain, the court in the western city of Koblenz said Tuesday.

Because the refrigerator was defective, the section of skull was not kept cool enough and could not be reattached. Doctors replaced the bone with a plastic prosthesis.

Adding insult to injury:
Following consultations with experts, the court found that the operation had caused the man's discomfort, not the loss of the top of his skull.

Compensation of 3,000 euros was "appropriate and sufficient," it said.

"The experts consulted by the court concluded the new skull roof was better than the original," a court spokesman said.

Medical experts are so much more trustworthy than the guy whose skull is missing: after all it makes him dizzy, gives him headaches, and makes him extra sensitive to changes in the weather. These effects from the operation and skull make his testimony unreliable. And as a result, the experts have made it clear that his complaints are without merit (as is usual with impaired people) and he actually has an improved skull!

Improved despite his new plastic skull impairing his abilities.

Details, details.

H/T: Ace of Spades HQ

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