A few emergency room visits and still not able to determine what is wrong
Started by birdmomdad , Oct 26 http://local-attorney-lawyer-search.com/palm-desert-attorney/ 2013 09:46 PM
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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:46 PM
On Sept. 15, 2013, I went to the hospital emergency room, 4 months after hip surgery. I had pain in hip area and body. My blood pressure was elevated and I was feeling light headed. I had my hip surgery there. I was examined and the doctor said nothing was wrong. He had my medical file. Blood and urine were fine.
I returned to the same hospital one week later with severe pain in stomach and arms and legs. My Bladder was causing some of this pain. After the doctor examined my legs and body she said that the hip area had healed completely. I complained about my vertigo from Menieres disease and pain in my kidney area. She ordered Blood and Urine tests. They came back showing a Urinary Tract infection. I was given a prescription for the infection called Nitro- Furion Macro. I was told to finish the bottle.
Two days later after having taken the pills as directed my blood pressure was dangerously high 200/100. I returned there and was examined again by another doctor (the first one was off duty) another Blood and urine test showed that the infection had been stopped. I was told I did not have to take any more of my prescription. I asked why I was still in pain. They said anxiety from the fear of a broken bone.They also said that drug might have elevated my blood pressure.
I was observed for 2 hours to see if my blood pressure went down. It did go down but was still high. I was given a prescription for Valium which helps Menieres disease. I had to fill it myself. No medication was given then.
Three days later I had to return there with a blood pressure of 167/80. I saw another ER doctor who examined me from head to toe. Saw my charts and did an EKG, Blood, Urine and I was given an IV and a saline solution a shot of Valium and Meclizine. A cat scan was done and there was no stroke.
These bills are now arriving. I still feel issues of pain from the body, higher blood pressure, and anxiety from all of this. I am cautious with the Valium. But I think they just do not seem to be getting to the crux of this problems. I had to push myself from the cat scan machine onto the gurney by myself with my bad leg and almost fell off of it. No mention was made to help me. I complained to the nurse that nobody wanted to help me and I had vertigo at the time.
I want to complain to the hospital and get some reduction in fees. When we tried to call to complain about the Nitro- furion and get another prescription I was told that I had to take all of it. I do not have faith in these people any longer. My leg hurts and I do not want to go back and spend a lot of money.
Is this negligence on their part? They did not want to listen to me about my Meniere's disease in the first place. And I think I already had that bladder infection the first time I went there. Do I have a case?
Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:04 AM
There's no way to tell if there is any negligence. Probably not.
Your mistake is that you keep going back to the emergency room where all they are obliged to do is stabilize you and send you home.
If you don't have a personal physician, get one, so that the same person can evaluate your entire medical situation and refer you to appropriate specialists if necessary.
You keep going to the ER whenever something goes wrong and nothing will change.
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