This should not have happened, doctor now says it was a terrible misunderstanding, he is lying now (12)

Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:48 AM CST This should not have happened, doctor now says it was a terrible misunderstanding, he is lying now
Anglophone accuses French-speaking doctor of denying him tests at Montreal hospital

CTV Montreal: Patient denied treatment

A 67-year-old man said he was denied treatment at the CHUM superhospital due to his Polish origins and asking to be treated in English.

CTVNews.ca Staff
Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:55PM EST
A 67-year-old man has accused a Montreal doctor of chastising him for not speaking French and denying him important medical tests because the patient asked to communicate in English.

Zbigniew Malysa moved to Canada from Poland more than 20 years ago. He speaks several languages and understands basic French, but asked a urologist at the CHUM Hospital to speak in English.

Instead, Malysa said the doctor mocked him in front of two residents, refused to make eye contact and suggested he was taking advantage of Quebec’s healthcare system.


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Zbigniew Malysa
Zbigniew Malysa, 67, has accused a Montreal doctor of refusing to provide medical tests after he asked to receive treatment in English.

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The CHUM hospital in Montreal is seen here.

Malysa also said the doctor made fun of his name and ordered a resident to rip up tests for a urine test and colonoscopy.

“I didn’t believe that it was happening,” Malysa told CTV Montreal.

Malysa visited the hospital Wednesday due to uncontrollable hypertension. He says two female residents spoke to him in English when they took his blood pressure and administered a questionnaire.

He says the mood changed when the doctor arrived. Malysa said the doctor began by cracking jokes about his name and speculating about whether he was born in Russia or Croatia.

“And then finally I said I am from Poland, I was born in Poland. And he said, ‘Oh, Eastern Europe,’ with something -- it was disgust,” he said.

Malysa said the doctor ignored him while he continued speaking with the residents. According to Malysa, the doctor only asked him one question in English: “How long in Quebec?”

When Malysa responded that it’s been about 30 years since he moved from Poland, Malysa said the doctor became angrier.

“He was so upset, more upset, and he said to the girls, ‘So many years and he’s not talking French, and they take advantage of the Quebec health care,’” he said.

Malysa’s family has since filed complaints with the Colleges du Medicines du Quebec, CHUM and a human rights group.

His daughter wrote about the experience, calling it “an event I would not believe happened in this day and age.”

“A man like that should not a medical license if he will play Russian roulette with his patients because they do not speak French. In this day and age discrimination as such should never occur in the health care setting when you are trying to save a life,” wrote Suzie Malysa in a Facebook post, which has since been shared more than 1,300 times.

The doctor told the hospital that the situation was “a terrible misunderstanding and that he would contact the patient and his family shortly,” according to a statement from CHUM.

The hospital said it is looking into the situation.
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:48 PM CST This should not have happened, doctor now says it was a terrible misunderstanding, he is lying now
Well what would you expect, after all, he is French. . . . . . rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:58 PM CST This should not have happened, doctor now says it was a terrible misunderstanding, he is lying now
Grouchyoldfart: Well what would you expect, after all, he is French. . . . . .



Some of the French speaking people can be very fanatic, laugh at you for at least trying to speak their language.
The French they speak in Qubec is not the same as spoken in France


wave wave wave Jenny
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:09 PM CST This should not have happened, doctor now says it was a terrible misunderstanding, he is lying now
I have had dealings with the French when I was an engineer and the " Good Doctor " sounds fairly familiar. I sometimes think that the French are the only ones that are worse than we are.
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:35 PM CST This should not have happened, doctor now says it was a terrible misunderstanding, he is lying now
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Grouchyoldfart: I have had dealings with the French when I was an engineer and the " Good Doctor " sounds fairly familiar. I sometimes think that the French are the only ones that are worse than we are.


How many frenchmen to change a lightbulb? 3, one to change the bulb and two to admire his courage.
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:53 PM CST This should not have happened, doctor now says it was a terrible misunderstanding, he is lying now
Grouchyoldfart: I have had dealings with the French when I was an engineer and the " Good Doctor " sounds fairly familiar. I sometimes think that the French are the only ones that are worse than we are.



That doctor was a creep and I sincerely pray he is gong to pay for his attitude.
Living in Ottawa at the time, the Goveror General opened his home for the public.
Several girls from Quebec were there as ushers, all speaking French, I and a tourist from England, said something to them about the fact that we were now in Ontario so they ought to speak English.
Not a chance thumbs down
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:57 PM CST This should not have happened, doctor now says it was a terrible misunderstanding, he is lying now
raphael119: How many frenchmen to change a lightbulb? 3, one to change the bulb and two to admire his courage.



Something like that Raphael, lol what makes some of them feel so superior?
The Gaulle telling them viva la France? wave wave wave
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:45 AM CST This should not have happened, doctor now says it was a terrible misunderstanding, he is lying now
raphael119online today!
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britishcolumbian: Something like that Raphael, lol what makes some of them feel so superior?
The Gaulle telling them viva la France?


In college I could hold a conversation with native french, most in Paris wanted you to speak English if you werent fluent though. Is there some friction between French and British Canadians?
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:07 PM CST This should not have happened, doctor now says it was a terrible misunderstanding, he is lying now
raphael119: In college I could hold a conversation with native french, most in Paris wanted you to speak English if you werent fluent though. Is there some friction between French and British Canadians?



raphael is there some friction rolling on the floor laughing
They are forgever working on splitting this country in two.
They almost succeeded in the 90th, it was very close.
Viva la France they are very fanatic about their cultures
They will never stop trying to spit Canada up.............
Very sad
wave wave wave
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:25 PM CST This should not have happened, doctor now says it was a terrible misunderstanding, he is lying now
an interesting comment.........emmmm........tell me...........do the french eat RICE pudding........dunno giggle giggle giggle
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:42 PM CST This should not have happened, doctor now says it was a terrible misunderstanding, he is lying now
raphael119: In college I could hold a conversation with native french, most in Paris wanted you to speak English if you werent fluent though. Is there some friction between French and British Canadians?





“I’ll get back to you as soon as possible,” said Lucie Dufresne of CHUM’s media relations team.
The hospital is looking into allegations concerning urologist Luc Valiquette.


Malysa said her father, a retired Canadian citizen of Polish origin, has heart arrhythmia and uncontrollable blood pressure. Although he speaks several languages including Russian, German, Polish, English and some French, when it comes to his health, he prefers to be addressed in English because it’s critical to his understanding.

I sure would like to know how many languages the French doctor knows?
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:03 PM CST This should not have happened, doctor now says it was a terrible misunderstanding, he is lying now
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truheart1941: an interesting comment.........emmmm........tell me...........do the french eat RICE pudding........

Yes they do rolling on the floor laughing
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