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Dad’s emergency surgery malpractice debacle

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  1. May 27, 2018 at 7:23 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating [OP] Over it.........

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    heres the scoop:

    -Dad had “indigestion”
    -Next day, he has lower stomach pains
    -Next day helps me toss 140 bales of pine straw
    -Next day, goes to get more and decides he wants to check the abdominal pains with the doc
    -He’s ordered to ER
    -ER orders “emergent” exploratory surgery cuz they found a perforation “somewhere” in the bowels
    -“EMERGENT SURGERY” has been issued to another hospital that “is easier” to transfer records to than the requested hospital my mom was asking for
    -7 hours later they claim they cannot transfer because the “easier” hospital had no room
    -“then take him to the requested hospital”
    -ER doc says, “it’s illegal now that he’s chosen the other one” (malpractice)
    -my uncle, president of the GA surgical association, calls and “finds a room”
    -17 hours after the “emergent” order was written he goes into surgery where the find seeping bial into the abdomen (potentially life threatening)
    -small intestine was found to be ripped and infected, with seepage to be cleaned out!!!
    -he’s good now, but it was Wednesday morning when he had the surgery, and here we are on Sunday with no discharge in sight!!!

    This has been a real eye opener about hospitals and real fucking douchebaggery within the medical community, and how the money had everything to do with his life being threatened. Come to find out....it’s internal policy to keep all patients needing surgery from this local shithole until they can get them to the other one owned by Navicent!!!!

    My dad is refusing to do so but this is a malpractice lawsuit open/shut before it ever makes it to a judge.

    Has anyone else had this type of experience, or know someone with 10 inches of small intestine removed?
     
  2. May 27, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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    That sounds ridiculous he had to go through that to get emg surgery!!
     
  3. May 27, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    Yeah, and I’ve left out at least half the debacle
     
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  4. May 27, 2018 at 7:31 PM
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    oh my
     
  5. May 27, 2018 at 7:37 PM
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    So sorry my friend. Same thing happened to my father in law. He got through it, long recovery, but it has definitely been a turning point. I’m glad you are there, he needs you. Healthcare is business, and shouldn’t be. My wife found me in a hospital hallway chair once after spine surgery. Nobody cared.
     
  6. May 27, 2018 at 7:40 PM
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    Yeah, the patient care side of things isn’t very impressive in many cases. We take the good ones for granted until the shit shows happen to us. Thanks for the words, Dave :thumbsup:
     
  7. May 27, 2018 at 7:43 PM
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    Good luck man. Hope it turns out well.
     
  8. May 27, 2018 at 7:50 PM
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    Damn Girl, I’m sorry to hear about your Dads issues and how he was treated. The family will need you now more than ever.

    I doubt this is malpractice. Did the hospital cause his issues? If not, it isn’t malpractice by definition.
     
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  9. May 27, 2018 at 7:57 PM
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    The malpractice portion was where the lies that took place (that I vaguely mentioned) and breached the governing principles of patient care. There’s much more to the story that I’m not at liberty to voice at this time. Again, my dad’s not going to pursue it, but my uncle has already taken it to the Georgia board of medicine (whatever that’s called) and there will be action within the system. Under life threatening conditions a 17 hour delay due to some poor judgement on the shit hole rural Georgia hospital is inexcusable. Options were present. They chose not to expedite.
    They might not have caused the condition, but they didn’t follow protocol, which could’ve led to death
     
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  10. May 27, 2018 at 8:01 PM
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    There might be something to it, and probably a lot more to this than what has been discussed.

    Your Uncle is doing the right thing. If there is something to change, they will figure it out.
     
  11. May 27, 2018 at 8:02 PM
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    Bad practice is bad practice, but a hospital know as “The Death Trap” needs something more than you or I can do
     
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  12. May 27, 2018 at 8:04 PM
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    My parents live in a city in CO that have the same kind of rep. The city has just outgrown its hospital care and needs a lot of work.

    I feel for you, tough spot to be in.
     
  13. May 27, 2018 at 8:05 PM
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    Sorry to hear this, my mom was just taken to a resthome to recoup from surgery after a fall. I can only imagine how hard this is on you. Hope your dad has a speedy recovery.
     
  14. May 27, 2018 at 8:08 PM
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    Ya know Chris....I felt the draw to come back here for some mysterical reasons, but I’ve been much more instrumental in a slew of situations that I can only attribute my misfortunes over the past couple years as His plan to get me back here where I can be of use to friends and family. Shit is finally coming into focus, and thanks for kicking me around when I got on soapboxes. What’s that country song by David’s lee murphy....”Everything’s Gonna Be alright”
     
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  15. May 27, 2018 at 8:15 PM
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    This really sucks Mark. I hope you get some justice.
     
  16. May 27, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    I’m glad your back there. Amazing how things work out for a reason, and I’m sure in the long run this will somehow be a better for you.

    Could you imagine if you were still in CO putting your head in fences? This would not be good and may have missed in the decision making to help your Dad out.
     
  17. May 27, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    He’s healthy now...that’s all the justice I need
     
  18. May 27, 2018 at 8:19 PM
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    Oh buddy, I’m still sticking my head in fences, only now it’s a fatter toothless kind of stock coming with Velcro gloves
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    It could be worse...I’ve driven my moms 2018 Accord more than my truck :D
    Guess what that means - it means it get her hand me down Lexus LS as my DD instead of embarking on another small loan for an Audi
     
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    So jealous, and shockingly aroused right about now.

    Hummmm
     
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    How does this work for you to ease the throbbing...
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  22. May 27, 2018 at 8:53 PM
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    Is he still doing well?
     
  23. May 27, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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    Keep a close eye on your pops and let us know how he is doing.

    I wasn’t there for my dads major issues (he didn’t let me know until the day he had surgery) and things didn’t go as well as expected.
     
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    Glad it’s coming together for you and your dad.
     
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    Glad your dad is ok. Hope he recovers quick. My mom had 18” of her small intestine removed last year. Recovery wasn’t too bad. She is doing good now.
     
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    Glad to hear your dad it doing well.... though it shouldn't have taken that long for him to be put in surgery. Hope your uncle makes huge waves and gets shit fixed!
     
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