A cautionary tale: Busy season can be life threateningAccountingWEB
February 22, 2011 — 277 views
During the tax season of 1995-1996, Norm Lorch was not feeling well. He had a sore throat, but told himself it would go away. In any case, he did not have time to go to a doctor.
Eventually, he spoke with a doctor on the phone who prescribed antibiotics - two weeks on and off - but he still did not feel much better. At one point, Lorch passed out, but he told himself that he had tripped on something, picked himself up, and went back to work. While attending an American Bar Association conference, Lorch met a friend who would be conducting the session he was planning to attend. The friend told him in "pretty clear English" how he looked and said he needed to see a doctor. Lorch said no, but the friend insisted, saying that if Lorch didn't call a doctor, he would stop the session.