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I didn't do that to myself. Let me know if you want to see the ""before"" /
""after"" x-rays. My leg was so curved it doesn't take a radiologist to see it.
It's plain as the nose on my face. They didn't want my case to go to the jury and
the judge tossed my case out on a technicality.
I received NOTHING . . . the
second surgery was $50,000, took over 6 hours, I suffered and continue on various
levels. I received nothing. Zip, zero, nada. I imagine the defense law firm
racked in over $150,000 in their brilliant {rolling eyes} defense. The AMA and
ABA are the biggest cartels in the Nation. Who drives up the costs? Look at the
defense law firms (huge lobby) and the AMA. The medical malpractice insurance
companies don't care about patients. They care about their investors. They'd
rather pay the defense law firms rather then compensate the patients adn they'll
fight dirty to keep a patient from their basic cvil right -- a jury of peers. Do a
study on the costs of defense firms and the profit they earn off the pain and
suffering of patients.
I was under anesthesia
when my leg was butchered. I woke up in hell. Thank you AMA and ABA for all the
good work you do in protecting patients.
We have no rights, we have no voice.
Pathetic. My dog would have had better care and treatment at the vet. My
orthopedic surgeon, who butchered my leg, made the cuts wrong and inserted the
prosthetic device and then, pretended the surgery was successful. I couldn't walk.
I healed with a disjointed leg and was on a walker, then a cane until the second
surgery -- six month later. I have serious injuries. I should have gone to the
vet for care and treatment. PLUS the procedure wasn't medically necessary (I only
needed a partial ""unicompartamental"". PLUS the orthopedic surgeon used a new
procedure that was experimental, unscientifically proven, non-peer reviewed and not
FDA approved. Yup, the vet would have been kinder had I been a dog.""1) I still
don't understand the utility. I have yet to get coherent information about what
will be done with the information or why we can't make the current reporting system
hand over the data to AHRQ. QIOs receive complaints, state licensing agencies
receive complaints, HHS OIG gets complaints, 1800-medicare gets complaints. Why
have another complaint process?2) I don't why on earth as a public policy approach
we would not want to do everything in our power to absolutely crucify someone who
knows of a problem and chooses not to fix it? What good does it do to let hospitals
know they have problems and have them use that information to further their
interests and not patients?3) What is the point about collecting more data about
piddly problems when Medicare flat REFUSES to address serious problems, like a
hospital that intentionally STARVES a patient. If that is a problem that Medicare
won't/can't address, why bother with ""my aspirin was 20 minutes late.4) Figuring
out what wrong with aspirin 20 minutes late is the hospital's job. Why should we
pay public money to do that?5) It seems to me that the most pressing issue it to
STOP PAYING the Hospitals for errors. And the Obamacare changes are poorly done and
counter productive. All of this needs to be dealt with as a matter of contract
compliance and Hospitals should not be treated one iota better than any other
federal contractor. What folks don't seem to understand is that Hospitals dont
vote. Patients vote. Got it?""Why do we need hospitals to agree? where did they
get a veto. They are contractors. Does Lockheed Martin get a veto on what contract
oversight happens to them? I think not. Do we rely on whispering sweet nothings to
the management at Lockheed in the hopes that they have a conscience that bad
equipment will unnecessarily hurt our troops, because after all, it would offend
their sense of dignity and professionalism to double check what they are doing?
Not likely, that's how we got $2000 toilet seats. I think that that a much better
use of time and money is to FIX the current oversight process. Nothing is going to
work without that. and, if you look at the medicare regulations, hospitals are
already required to do that fault analysis. We are paying them already to do it.
It's current policy. So why the pilot?""Cheryl Clark, when mom was at Inova, she
was supposed to get dilaudid, a scheduled narcotic with serious street value, the
meds were always late, usually by an hour to two hours. When we got mom's medical
records, the nurses recorded the narcotic as having been administered up to several
hours after the time of the chart entry (psychic nurses), We had doses entered in
the chart up to sixteen hours after the state time of the dose -- i e, a med given