Meredith: So, I have done a lot of research on this and Dr. Burke has been kind enough to help me. ____1____. However, ____2____. She still weighs 200 pounds, which is why no one even noticed it, but with that kind of a weight drop, it doesn't matter how much you weigh, technically, you're anorexic.
Burke: So, along with all that fat, she was losing muscle, heart muscle.
Webber: That certainly could be a reason for a small poke to become a large tear.
Lawyer: That still doesn't change the fact that the small poke wasn't reported by Dr. Grey at the time of the occurrence.
Meredith: And if I could change that...
Lawyer: And you can't, ____3____.
Burke: No, not if the patient's weight loss caused the problem.
Lawyer: I'm sorry. I have no choice here.
Burke: I've spoken to the husband. And I believe as long as his wife remains stable.
Lawyer: ____4____, Dr. Burke. Dr. Grey made a huge error.
Burke: And she reported it.
Lawyer: Too late. And in front of the patient's husband.
Burke: But she reported it. She spoke up. (pause) Five years ago, as a CT fellow, I had a nagging feeling that I didn't check the body cavity of a lung patient closely enough before I closed. The patient seemed fine post-op and I was in a hurry. And yesterday, you and Dr. Bailey pulled a towel out from under that patient's lung. Why didn't I report it at the appropriate time? Maybe because I was afraid that I would be called into a meeting where some hospital lawyer's fear of liability could end my career. ____5____. And when we do, ____6____ Or everyone suffers. Dr. Grey spoke up.