Anyone who has been to the doctor for a full examination understands the discomfort of hospital "peek-a-boo" gowns. I have always been bothered by stories of plaintiff, who are injured and are subjected to examinations by "Independent" doctors who the insurance companies hire and who are asked to get into gowns. Yes, neck and back injures and the "doctor" needs to undress them.
There may be some help on the horizon. Ben de Lisi, the fashion designer, is looking into a new design.
|Ben de Lisi’s early concepts met with great approval|
"The old hospital gown was hideous, embarrassing, ill-fitting and probably ill-making too.
"You are away from home, ill, and in hospital and you have to wear this horrific garment with your arse hanging out. Give me a break.
"I wanted the new gowns to feel fabulous and aspirational.
"They are made from beautiful cotton shirting which is very smooth, cool and lux."
The idea is that the patients will be more comfortable and that may help with their care. It will be interesting to see if these changes toward modesty and sensitivity will also mean that less of our clients will be placed in the open door gowns.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.