Has anyone been in a situation where they knew the hospital or dr. screwed up but cant be proved? I have been twice. First time was 20 yrs ago. I had gotten a bacterial infection that went wherever it wanted to in my body. Anyway it had gotten into my eye and the eye specialist, even knowing what I was in there for tried to say it was cataracts. Keeping in mind I was 20 at the time and I lost my sight in that eye overnight, literally.
Anyway we tried to sue but the dr. the lawyer hired to go over the med. records came back saying that even though they were horribly wrong about my eye, they did JUST ENOUGH to keep them out of trouble. We tried 3 separate surgeries but non of them worked.
The second time was after ds was born. He was born in one of the best hospitals in this country. When his lung collapsed the moment he was born they were right on it. But unfortunately when they sent us home they felled to do one last x ray/ Just told us newborns breath funny and had us watch a cpr video.
The day after we came home a visiting came by to check on him and told us to go right to the er. We went to a different hospital that was closer to home. His lung recollapsed and they ended up putting a tube in his lung to keep it inflated so it could heal. They kept him for 5 days and wouldnt let us take him home untill we took and passed a cpr class. Mys ds is 12 next month and has autism and severe adhd. I honestly believe it is due to lack of oxygen. His dr. said that it very well could be. I blame the first hospital for the recollapse because they didnt take that last x ray and illl prepared us before we left.