I have a friend who's infant had an infection in the hospital. She was required to stay extra days. The baby was on 2 wide-spectrum antibiotics and running a fever. The baby made some improvements, then her white blood cells soared again. Eventually she was released, and my friend discovered that Baby was given the HepB vax without permission. And THAT just so happened to coincide with the blood count rise. My Friend was told by the hospital that they did nothing wrong, and that somehow she DID consent to the Vax.
She can't afford a lawyer, but the extra days in the hospital were NOT her fault. Let alone giving an unnecessary vax to an ILL infant. Where can she turn for advice?
thanks to all in advance.
oh the friend is in vermont, if that makes a difference.
Answer by Adelicious at 6:38 PM on Apr. 9, 2010
I'd call the local bar association. then talk to lawyer and explain the situation. Maybe they will agree to pro Bono or a sliding scale or if damages are awarded they get a percentage.
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