In 'Rare' Circumstances, Ending in Death. What?

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Today has been an interesting day to say the least! I had early morning appointment at the eye doctor.  The nurse gave me a form to sign and agree too.  I actually read the whole thing. Are you kidding me? I am not signing that!  You see (pun intended), the doctor needed to give me a shot for a minor issue....BUT... the warnings for the medication went all the way up to possible stroke, heart attack, ending in, and in 'rare' circumstances, death.  Well....not what I was expecting at 8:00 in the morning today!!

Needless to say the Doc and I had a 'chat' and got it all straightened out. It ended up in a conversation about real estate contracts and our real estate market. Funny how real estate comes up in the strangest circumstances at times. In the end we both agreed.....lots of legal mumbo jumbo!!  It all turned out fine. I'm still alive and kicking! And in the process had a good laugh with the doc and nurse!


But... the death warning sure got my eyeballs to perk up early this morning!


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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Everyone is busy protecting themselves. Everyday we are presented with some sort of disclaimer, terms of service, or privacy statement. If you really read most of them you would not agree. But then we would never get anything done. Too many lawyers.

Jan 20, 2021 02:34 PM #1
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker Most forms you sign at the doctors have that clause in there. I have a few Dr's as clients I always tell them I do not make them sign forms like that. 

Jan 20, 2021 02:38 PM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What all that mumbo jumbo means, is that regardless what you sign, they can be sued anyhow.  And there is always some legal loophole a savvy lawyer can come up with.  The best part is that it all worked out for you.  A

Jan 20, 2021 02:57 PM #3
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hey Anna,
Glad you're still alive and kicking.  Everyone has a CYA clause these days.

Jan 20, 2021 04:29 PM #4
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Anna:

That WOULD be quite an eye opener. I've seen that on a couple of meds I've had to take in the past!


Jan 20, 2021 04:34 PM #5
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

You are probably the only patient that ever read that before signing.  I would have been hesitant too.  Glad it worked out. 

Jan 20, 2021 04:48 PM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Some disclosures on medical products can indeed be startling!  I remember several years ago, I had to have a "bleeding time" test.  The disclosure I had to read before it, made it sound like they would be taking a guillotine to my arm.  I was scared to death.  When I took my seat in the lab technician's chair, she brought the tiny little guillotine out, and went snap to my inner elbow.  I then immediately passed out, and woke thereafter on the floor, with a fan blowing on my face!  The test itself wasn't bad.  But my episode was clearly a testament to how I had digested the disclosure information.

Jan 20, 2021 05:43 PM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Anna, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jan 20, 2021 05:44 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Anna- Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 makes an excellent point. Glad that everything worked out well for you.  I used to Google every prescription I'd get to read the side-effects until I realized that if I kept reading it I'd never take anything. 

Jan 20, 2021 05:50 PM #9
Shayne Stone
Champion Real Estate Group - Missouri City, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

It's always interesting read, when you read the fine print... LOL

Jan 20, 2021 07:02 PM #10
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Ron and Alexandra Seigel are right - your husband could still have sued them! 

Jan 20, 2021 07:17 PM #11
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

That death warning on most medications is an eye-opener, for sure, Anna. Or when you sign permission for a surgery, however, "simple." I learned a long time ago to review the more obscure items in our contracts with my clients so they understand what they are signing.

Jan 21, 2021 04:49 AM #12
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Good for you for reading the entire document and calling them on it. And I'm glad you're alive and well!

Jan 21, 2021 06:16 AM #13
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker - legal can really kill things.  I used to have this conversation with employment attorneys about Handbooks.

Jan 21, 2021 07:17 AM #14
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Miss Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker I have not yet seen a warning that does not include, in rare circumstances, or in some cases, death. 

Whatever it was ... good to know laughs were had and all is well. 

Jan 21, 2021 09:14 AM #15
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Always talk to the doctor when the side effects could be that severe! My goodness! Glad it worked out!

Jan 22, 2021 02:30 PM #16
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

You've obviously never sky-dived! Death is what is part of every waiver in jumping. Sign and jump I say...and I do!

Jan 22, 2021 06:39 PM #17
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I think you were wise for asking for clarification. We get a kick out of watching commercials for medicines. Quite often, the side effects sound worse than the infliction. :)

Jan 23, 2021 07:31 AM #18
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Don't you love the commercials with that disclosure listed at the end of side effects and say if you have any of them to stop taking the med immediately.  Pretty sure death stops everything immediately.

Jan 23, 2021 04:02 PM #19
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Anna, Makes me think of all the warnings given on TV commercials for medications.  Glad you had a good chat with your doctor and had a chance to talk real estate!!

Jan 23, 2021 04:25 PM #20
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