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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.

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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:07 AM

BUMP!

Momof2angels88
by Silver Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:40 AM
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January 19,1998 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She was full term and weighed 7 pounds even. The day she turned 1 week she began having bloody stools. I took her back to the hospital I delivered at, but they didn't have the equipment small enough to run the tests that they needed to so they sent us to our local children's hospital. They admitted her for dehydration and began feeding her introveinously.

She began to get better, until they decided to start her back in formula (I tried breast feeding but my milk dried up so the doctor had put her on formula, which she started the day before she got sick). I tried fighting them about starting her back on formula until they knew exactly what was wrong. They threatened to call CPS on me, then tricked my mom into giving her a bottle.

That night her stomach swelled to twice its size and she cried nonstop. I tried ALL night to get a nurse to come help her, but no one would come. Finally after 12 hours, the new nurse came in to check her vitals, took one look at my baby and called for a doctor who immediately ordered an x-ray. She was then put in the NICU, with the diagnoses of Hursprungs disease.

The next day her heart stopped and she stopped breathing, the ended up taking her in for emergency surgery, where they had to remove part of her liver, bowel, small intestine and most of her large. She was given a 10% chance of survival. She lived for 3 days and died the day she turned 2 weeks old. Turns out she had NEC and if they would have tested her and kept her off formula for 6 more days she could have lived. The doctors said that they did not test her for it (she had ALL the symptoms) because she was full term. But I found out that 10% of ALL cases of NEC occur in full term babies.

I tried suing but the lawyers I went to had different reasons as to why they could not take the case (kids go to the doctor, wife's are best friends etc). I finally found a lawyer who was going to take the case but the statuses of limitations was up. For wrongful death it was only 3 years but there is none for medical malpractice IF the patient survives.
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tarakay0417
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:44 AM
I am so sorry about your baby.

Quoting Momof2angels88:

January 19,1998 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She was full term and weighed 7 pounds even. The day she turned 1 week she began having bloody stools. I took her back to the hospital I delivered at, but they didn't have the equipment small enough to run the tests that they needed to so they sent us to our local children's hospital. They admitted her for dehydration and began feeding her introveinously.



She began to get better, until they decided to start her back in formula (I tried breast feeding but my milk dried up so the doctor had put her on formula, which she started the day before she got sick). I tried fighting them about starting her back on formula until they knew exactly what was wrong. They threatened to call CPS on me, then tricked my mom into giving her a bottle.



That night her stomach swelled to twice its size and she cried nonstop. I tried ALL night to get a nurse to come help her, but no one would come. Finally after 12 hours, the new nurse came in to check her vitals, took one look at my baby and called for a doctor who immediately ordered an x-ray. She was then put in the NICU, with the diagnoses of Hursprungs disease.



The next day her heart stopped and she stopped breathing, the ended up taking her in for emergency surgery, where they had to remove part of her liver, bowel, small intestine and most of her large. She was given a 10% chance of survival. She lived for 3 days and died the day she turned 2 weeks old. Turns out she had NEC and if they would have tested her and kept her off formula for 6 more days she could have lived. The doctors said that they did not test her for it (she had ALL the symptoms) because she was full term. But I found out that 10% of ALL cases of NEC occur in full term babies.



I tried suing but the lawyers I went to had different reasons as to why they could not take the case (kids go to the doctor, wife's are best friends etc). I finally found a lawyer who was going to take the case but the statuses of limitations was up. For wrongful death it was only 3 years but there is none for medical malpractice IF the patient survives.
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KristenFowles
by Ruby Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:47 AM
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I sat in an ER waiting room for 7 hours with a ruptured appendix after telling them that was what it was. I couldn't even walk myself in, I had to be carried.





10 hours after I got there, they finally were rolling me to an OR.





It had completely ruptured. I was in the hospital for 4 nights fighting an infection. When I was discharged I had to keep a drain connected inside my abdomen to continue to drain the infection for a WEEK.





I went back to the doctor's office who did the emergency surgery a week later to have the drain removed. One of his nurses removed it.





After it was removed and patched up to heal the doctor finally came in. I expressed how unhappy I was with my treatment and the dangers of having a ruptured appendix for as long as I did.





Ready for this?





He told me I never ruptured. Had I ruptured it wouldn't have been an out patient procedure and I would have had a drain.





Excuse me ass hole, I was in the hospital for 5 days and your nurse removed my drain 15 minutes ago.
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KristenFowles
by Ruby Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:49 AM
I am SO so sorry.

Quoting Momof2angels88:

January 19,1998 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She was full term and weighed 7 pounds even. The day she turned 1 week she began having bloody stools. I took her back to the hospital I delivered at, but they didn't have the equipment small enough to run the tests that they needed to so they sent us to our local children's hospital. They admitted her for dehydration and began feeding her introveinously.



She began to get better, until they decided to start her back in formula (I tried breast feeding but my milk dried up so the doctor had put her on formula, which she started the day before she got sick). I tried fighting them about starting her back on formula until they knew exactly what was wrong. They threatened to call CPS on me, then tricked my mom into giving her a bottle.



That night her stomach swelled to twice its size and she cried nonstop. I tried ALL night to get a nurse to come help her, but no one would come. Finally after 12 hours, the new nurse came in to check her vitals, took one look at my baby and called for a doctor who immediately ordered an x-ray. She was then put in the NICU, with the diagnoses of Hursprungs disease.



The next day her heart stopped and she stopped breathing, the ended up taking her in for emergency surgery, where they had to remove part of her liver, bowel, small intestine and most of her large. She was given a 10% chance of survival. She lived for 3 days and died the day she turned 2 weeks old. Turns out she had NEC and if they would have tested her and kept her off formula for 6 more days she could have lived. The doctors said that they did not test her for it (she had ALL the symptoms) because she was full term. But I found out that 10% of ALL cases of NEC occur in full term babies.



I tried suing but the lawyers I went to had different reasons as to why they could not take the case (kids go to the doctor, wife's are best friends etc). I finally found a lawyer who was going to take the case but the statuses of limitations was up. For wrongful death it was only 3 years but there is none for medical malpractice IF the patient survives.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Nothing major, thankfully. 

One time, I went to urgent care with bronchitis. I knew it was bronchitis (I've had it several times before), and I wanted Advair. The nurse practitioner didn't even listen to my lungs. She looked at my throat and decided to do a strep test. It was negative, but she diagnosed me with strep anyway and sent me home with a prescription for an antibiotic. The next day, I went to my PCP, and he confirmed that I did not have strep. I had bronchitis, and he gave me Advair. 

Also, my son was born with a 2 vessel cord instead of a 3 vessel cord. It was missed on all of the ultrasounds I had (I think I had 6 or 7 total ultrasounds with that pregnancy). Thankfully, he doesn't have any effects from it though. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:01 AM
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ADHD and Autism aren't caused by brain damage due to lack of oxygen, don't be fucking stupid.

DD had a 100% completely normal and healthy delivery and hospital stay. She has ADHD, ODD, Autism, SPD, and anxiety.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Eight years ago I went in three different times to the E.r/walk in clinic at our local hospital. I could barely walk and couldn't feel my toes or control two major bodily functions. (We had just moved here so I hadn't found a regular doctor at the time. The walk in clinic here is located in the E.r) well three times they swore I had a pulled leg muscle and would be fine. Two steriod packs later and finally getting pushed in crying like I was dying in a wheel chair, both feet were limp and I couldn't walk, They decided I needed a little attention. Two majorily ruptured disc and emergeny surgery. Needless to say they say screwed up majorly but stabilized me enough three times to cover their own asses. banging head into wall

calimama213
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:13 AM
I am using my phone and its about to die so I didn't read your entire message. However yes I have had a hospital screw up. BIG TIME. At military hospitals. Dr. Wilkes have me a shot that was intended for a different patient, nearly made my heart explode and put me into pre term labor at 28 weeks. I was medi vacked to Okinawa( Guam doesn't have a NICU) I was on a hospital base where I was exposed to toxic mold. My daughter was in the NICU for almost two months, when she was released I took her the ER ( mother instinct I suppose) they didn't listen to her lungs and they told me it was just a cold everyone is getting. She passed away at 56 days due to interstitial pneumonia which if doc would have listened to lungs would hear it and she could have been treated and cured. NCIS performed the investigation and autopsy and said COD was I fact IP caused by the toxic mold on the base which no listened to us about an after incident 'found' it and took care of it. Military covered their ass and Dr. Wilkes is still practicing last I heard. She had 13 law suits against her when this happene in 2008. For fetal death, mother death and mother & baby deaths.....


Quoting Anonymous:

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.


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i.love.my.life
by Arika on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:16 AM
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My grandpa went in for open heart surgery and ended up having to have his right leg amputated. Long story to post on mobile, but they weren't able to afford the lawyer to file for malpractice.
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