Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
In the report on the right it once again states plainly "GENERAL: She is alert and oriented to person, place, and time. MOOD PLEASANT. Affect appropriate. She is in NO DISTRESS." (italics mine) So why was I given Versed? This also substantiates my claim that I was just fine before surgery.
If you are in the health care field, do not bother posting and saying that these kind people were just trying to help. Do not even try to argue that they used Versed and an opioid. Versed alone in sufficient doses will kill you. That's why you have to be trained in airway management before you can inject Versed. In fact Versed is such a potent poison that you can only use the tiniest amounts and even then you must inject it slowly in order not to kill the patient. I don't care how many other drugs can kill people, this one is the worst of the bunch.
Anyway, my case was thrown out because judge Lansing Haynes said I didn't prove "causation." You would think that that meant the my case had no merit and deserved to be thrown out, wouldn't you? Actually it means that judge Haynes gets to sit up there and claim that since you didn't pay an expert witness their 25,000 dollars, that the case has no merit. You can bring in all the proof that you want, x rays, letters, medical reports etc. and it won't do you any good. You have to have deep pockets to get justice in this country. This judge very clearly stated that I am to be held to the highest standard of attorneys, representing myself. ( remember I am just a moron truck driver) The Dr. gets to slide. He is not held to a standard at all. The Dr. isn't held to any procedural deficits in his care, but the truck driver trying to get justice for an attack IS!
I had to sit quietly and listen to the attorney for the defense, Mr. Sestero go on and on about how Ms. Murray ADMITS that the anesthesia provider was not an employee of Dr. M and that Dr. M had no control over him. (the LAW says otherwise) I couldn't believe my ears! Then Mr. Sestero went on about the second Dr. I saw trying to convince me that the screws had come out of the bone because of this "bone shrinkage" or "settling." The rest of Dr. V's statement was that he hadn't seen the x rays of my arm immediately after the surgery, or from Dr. M's office which clearly showed that this is exactly how Dr. M installed them. There was no change, no shrinkage, no settling. Either Dr. V was deliberately trying to protect Dr. M or more likely (I hope) Dr. V couldn't BELIEVE that another Dr. would be so careless as to install these screws like that.
Judge Haynes didn't allow me to read THE REST of Dr. V'sstatement where he admitted that he had never seen the previous x rays. I asked. There were also many many inaccuracies in my medical records which I was not allowed to address. I guess whatever lies Dr's put down in their reports are gospel. Since when have Dr's never told a lie? Seems to me they lie A LOT!
I was allowed to read the laws which pertain to "informed consent" into the record, along with the laws which clearly state that regardless of the anesthesia nurse not being an employee of Dr. M, that Dr. M IS, BY LAW, IN CHARGE OF THE ANESTHESIA NURSE. I heard Dr. M order Aaron to "put her out." He WAS in charge of the damn arrogant little nurse. It's the law, and apparently not even the attorney for the defense knew the law. You still think that they care? They don't even know the law, and why should they, it didn't matter anyway.
As a small consolation I observed Mr. Sestero making notes as I was reciting the laws in court. I hope he was writing down what I was citing for future reference so that nobody else has to sit there helplessly and listen to the attorney for the defense make their case for them, after the judge has ruled that there is no case. Mr. Sestero by his own testimony in court showed that the laws had been broken and that there was complete ignorance of the law, seemingly even by himself, a "super lawyer." Ignorance of the law isn't a defense for us normal people, but it is for the exalted Dr.s.
Mr. Sestero brought up that my regular Dr. put in my chart that I had been previously diagnosed with PTSD! This was quite a surprise to me. I remember him asking if I had ever heard of PTSD and I said yes I had heard of it. He said that is what was wrong with me now. I never said that I had been diagnosed with this before! It doesn't matter anyway because Dr's are infallible truth tellers. Don't ever take for granted that what is in your chart is true and accurate. You have the right to amend your chart. Take advantage of this and regularly check. In my case the clinic that I go to refused to allow me access to my chart, in violation of the law. Is this just one more law that nobody knows about and nobody enforces? I had to purchase my records or pay for a doctor to go over them with me. They feel it would be too upsetting for an "untrained" person to view their chart, but it's OK as long as I PAY to look at them. I listened to this dumbfounded. How can I ever trust another medical provider?
I brought the skeleton arm with the hardware that my doctor installed as shown in another post, all the x rays, medical reports on how the surgery I had is best performed the way I wanted it with a nerve block instead of with general anesthetic. I brought excerpts from medical journals showing where Dr. M had gone wrong, the proper placement of screws, warnings about revealing possible tendon injury to the patient etc. I brought Dr. V's ENTIRE statement. I brought the medical records from the Dr. that took the implants OUT of my arm, without Versed or general anesthetic. I brought copies of all the laws that were broken by Dr. M and the rest of the staff. I brought copies of the citations from the Idaho Board of Health and Welfare. I wasn't allowed to use any of it. It's PROCEDURE that matters not substance. You either pay somebody tens of thousands of dollars to state the obvious for you or you are out the door.
The attorney for the defense didn't seem to know the law as it pertains to "informed consent" documents. He seemed to have no clue that the alleged informed consent which I had signed was actually not legal. It didn't contain all the things required by law at all. It actually only had the first 3 things, my name, the name of the procedure, and the Dr's name. The whole rest of the document was in violation of patient rights law. Even the way it was obtained was illegal. Did it matter? Hell no. JUDGE HAYNES REVEALS THAT MEDICAL PROVIDERS DO NOT HAVE TO FOLLOW THE LAW, AND IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED BY CARELESS ILLEGAL ACTS BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS. RES IPSA IS MEANINGLESS! Any questions?
My case for summary dismissal was heard on September 3rd 2009, at 10:00 in Judge Lansing Haynes courtroom at the Kootenai County Courthouse in Coeur D'Alene Idaho. I assume that this is public record and anybody can research it or get a copy. As soon as *I* get a copy I will put it up here.
For myself, every time I have had general anesthetic, I end up with hair loss. On the one hand, I have tons of hair, so I haven't gone bald, but on the other hand my luxurious thick hair has always been my signature. Ever since I the Versed incident I have had a huge die off of hair follicles. Three years later my hair is getting very thin. I have to get it cut in shorter and shorter styles. In another couple of years I guess I will have to wear a wig. My long beautiful hair clogs the drain when I wash my hair. It clogs the brushes I use and it even clogs up my vacuum cleaner. My hair covers my pillow when I get up. Maybe this is just ducky for health care providers, but it isn't just fine with me. Anything that kills off the scalp is not something that should be injected into patients on a whim.
ALL patients are being over medicated these days. There is no reason to use Versed for the convenience of the staff. There is no excuse for using general anesthetic for minor procedures. They can take their Propofol and stick it as well. I can see maybe using some of this ( EXCLUDING VERSED!) for open heart surgery, but for dental work, fractures and colonocopies? Are you kidding me? My body has been poisoned and it is showing itself by hair loss, memory loss, anxiety and obsession with the drugs in particular Versed. Versed is not safe, short term or long term. Not even for your hair!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Here's what the screws SHOULD have looked like...Broken Wrist, Distal Radius Fracture Here is a discussion of the "Future and Controversies" I had no idea I was having a dangerous and controversial surgery!Radius, Distal Fractures: Follow-up - eMedicine Orthopedic Surgery
This is the exact volar plate and screws that were in my arm. This is a nearly exact duplication of what Dr. M's x rays show and that he considers "good placement." Please note the long gold screw that sticks out into my wrist joint! This screw, which Dr. M thinks was just fine was actually rupturing the tendons, just sawing them in half. It felt like a cheese grater in there and ever time I tried to get my wrist to move, it just swelled up! This screw also interfered with my range of motion in my wrist. You can also see the "locking" screw at the bottom. See that blue one sticking out? Nobody warned me that a "locking" screw would "migrate" out of the bone. That's a crock, but one of the lies I was told. If this is business as usual, then why wasn't all of this explained to me, as required by informed consent laws? I wasn't even allowed to know where the incision was to be. Slashing through the underside of my wrist would have alarmed me and made me refuse this surgery. NEVER ALLOW THEM TO PERFORM THIS SURGERY!!! This surgery is too intricate and I would bet that most Dr.s performing this are incompetant to do this without all these side effects. My Dr. swore that I would never work again unless I had this surgery. Well guess what Dr.? I won't ever work at that kind of job again BECAUSE OF this surgery. ScienceDirect - Injury Extra : Late rupture of flexor pollicis longus tendon after volar distal radius plating: A case report...
Here is a video about my exact surgery from the manufacturers of the exact device implanted into my wrist. Please note the things to be careful about...YouTube - Volar Plating Distal Radius
Friday, September 25, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Do not let anybody fool you, especially rich Doctors who have lobbyists at their disposal. These people desperately want to be allowed to have zero repercussions no matter how bad they are. Since they don't follow the law anyway, and they have had everything their own way for decades they think that now is the time to get their tort reform passed. This will be very bad news for patients. The state of Idaho instituted tort reform and now these people feel no compunction to follow the law. No lawyer will take the case! Tort reform has not lowered the cost of health care in Idaho it has INCREASED IT! This is the unintended consequence of protecting these people from lawsuits. They are careless. Hell, they don't even KNOW THE LAWS THEY ARE BREAKING! If I tried that on my log book, I would be paying the fines forever! An honest mistake on my trucking paperwork can cost upwards of 3,000 dollars. So I am held to a higher standard than the well educated personnel at medical facilities! What's up with that? Maybe I should try to get away with what Doctors do... Gee officer I didn't hurt anybody too badly by speeding and crashing into things, so no ticket and no lawsuit please.
The insurance companies are salivating about all the new people who will be forced to pay the price for this new "insurance" reform. You really think that forcing people to buy this product will bring the price of health care down? HELL NO IT WON'T! They will simply charge more. Is this the kind of reform you had in mind, or did you imagine reining in out of control cost? You are a fool if you think that forcing people to buy insurance that nobody can afford will bring the cost of health care DOWN! My COBRA for a family of 3 is $1,127.00 per month. My deductable is $2,500 per year and they pay like 80% of the COVERED problems. What a deal. It will only get worse if the clowns in the senate have their way. I urge you to call your elected "representatives" amd remind them that they represent the people, not big medicine.
Of course you already know my take on Versed/Midazolam being forced on us because the providers like it. It is absolutely unecessary and actually harmful to dope us with this evil poison. There are laws to prevent this from happening to us, but they are being ignored. It is in the hospitals financial best interest to use this on every person so that they can charge 10 times as much for NOTHING! If our elected officials would just put some teeth into patient rights laws, I think they would be amazed at how much less out health care would be. I am suggesting that hospitals, medical clinics, outpatient clinics etc be fined $10,000 dollars PER VIOLATION! I think that CRNA's need to be fined $10,000 dollars for assaulting us with Versed. If they don't get to use Versed, then we might have a chance to prevent them from doing even more harm. After all a patient who can actually REPORT VIOLATIONS is going to be treated far differently that somebody that they feel will have amnesia! It is time to lift the veil of secrecy that permeates the evil medical empire and let some light shine in!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
MIDAZOLAM-PAIN, BUT ONE CANNOT REMEMBER IT: A SURVEY AMONG SOUTHERN GERMAN ENDOSCOPISTS.
BACKGROUND: Benzodiazipines, especially Midazolam, are the most frequently used agents for gastrointestinal endoscopy worldwide. Among the parameters the quality of sedation is determined by patients' satisfaction assessed after endoscopy. This approach is misleading as the potent amnestic effect of Midazolam conceals pain actually suffered during the endoscopic procedure involving distraction of the endoscopists (poor babies) from their actual tasks by audible reactions and defense movements. In this study, we eliminated the influence of patients' amnesia on the assessment of the quality of sedation and rather interviewed endoscopists and their assistant personnel about their experience with Midazolam sedation. We replaced the mostly vague term 'compliance' (compliance, here we have the number one reason for Midazolam use) by terms which unequivocally describe the reactions of the patient during unpleasant endoscopy. METHODS: A short survey consisting of 12 questions was developed. The questionaires were distributed to the participants - 115 endoscopists and their assistants - of a tutorial about sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy in three major Southern German cities. The questionaire retrieved the endoscopists' experience regarding the patients' discomfort or pain under sedation with Midazolam, their wish for better sedative agents, their preferred sedative regimens, their medical specialty and their professional experience. RESULTS: Participants were highly experienced with the majority having more than 10,000 procedures and a median of 18 years of endoscopic experience; 77% of endoscopists utilized Midazolam for sedation. 98% ( that's almost every single on of these doctors!) of the questioned physicians felt that the patients have pain during endoscopy with Midazolam +/- opiod but do not remember later. 92% reported that it happens that patients moan aloud because of pain and almost half (48%) reported of screaming. (read that again! Half of the doctors report patients actually screaming in pain) The majority of endoscopists (91%) reported fierce defensive movements (this is almost unbelievable that Doctors in Germany are truthful enough to report this! What happened to this "wonderful drug" that everybody just loves?) with Midazolam or the need to hold the patient down on the examination couch because of fierce movements, respectively 75%. (75% of doctors are holding the patient down so that they can continue to torture them.) 70% of the endoscopists wished to have the rooms for endoscopy preferably soundproof away from the waiting room and 93% wished for better sedative agents. (Here we have the meat of the story. Versed is sooo bad that they wish for a soundproof room well away from other people. A TORTURE CHAMBER ANYBODY? How can anybody justify this inhumane treatment and glibly say that Midazolam is a good drug when they have WITNESSED people enduring this kind of pain?) Conclusion: Midazolam was rated as insufficient for sedation by both endoscopists and their assistant personnel. A wish for better sedation drugs exists. (I shudder to think what 'better sedation drugs' means. In another post we see that a medical person wishes not to have people scream in his ear, so he wants to sedate people. Here we have members of the most trusted profession out there talking about being irritated that these patients are screaming and trying to escape. They want torture chambers so that nobody knows what they are doing. Nobody is talking about pain relief are they?)
Monday, September 14, 2009
3 YEARS after my initiation into modern medicine I am back in counceling. My PA prescribed Lexapro and Buspar for my anxiety disorder stemming from the incident at the hospital when I was drugged into submission, in violation of the law and forced to endure medical treatment that in no way was explained or permission granted for.
I never even filled the Buspar prescription. The Lexapro on the other hand is a very interesting drug. I researched it and found out that this is a highly addictive drug. While I have a horror of becoming dependant on any drug (or alcohol for that matter) I was so unnerved by the whole experience and having to relive the whole thing for my unsuccessful lawsuit, I decided to take it.
I took this stuff for 3 weeks in a much reduced amount than my PA suggested. It seemed to control the anxiety, but I was still aware of the anxiety in the background. This anxiety continued to grow, but the drug made it bearable, or so I thought. I chose to take a break from it for a few days to try and mitigate any addiction that I might be aquiring. I noticed that I was becoming increasingly alarmed and obsessed with having this drug available to me at all times. Worrying about when I would run out and that sort of thing. I am not the kind of person who wishes to have yet more anxiety about a damn DRUG! I have enough anxiety about Versed...
So for three days I went without my Lexapro and guess what? My anxiety level dropped. This drug Lexapro seems to simultaniously create and control anxiety. The anxiety ran in the background, getting worse and worse, but the drug convinced me that it was helping by artificially preventing me from exibiting the anxiety. Creepy. You need to keep in mind that I am a person who has paradoxical reactions to a lot of drugs. I had hyperactivity disorder as a child. I have paradoxical reactions to anesthesia agents, Versed didn't give me amnesia, that sort of thing.
A LOT of Versed sufferers are given this drug Lexapro and become addicted to it. Just be careful what you take to try to alleviate the Versed thing. If you have already had a reaction to Versed which is supposed to calm people, you may be predisposed to have bizarre reactions to other chemical compounds.
Maybe some other people with training in this area can post some comments about this?
Friday, September 4, 2009
First of all there are laws which pertain to "informed consent."
42 CFR @ 482.51 ( these are Civil Federal Regulations, CFR) A PROPERLY EXECUTED INFORMED CONSENT MUST BE IN THE PATIENT'S CHART PRIOR TO SURGERY EXCEPT IN EMERGENCIES."
42 CFR 482.51 (b)(V) PROPERLY EXECUTED INFORMED CONSENT FORMS FOR PROCEDURES AND TREATMENTS SPECIFIED BY THE MEDICAL STAFF, OR BY FEDERAL AND STATE LAW IF APPLICABLE, TO REQUIRE WRITTEN PATIENT CONSENT." SPECIFICALLY INCLUDED AND REQUIRED TO BE IN THE CHART PRIOR TO SURGERY IS AN INFORMED CONSENT WHICH CONTAINS;
1) The name and signature of the patient
2) The name of the hospital
3) The name of the procedure
4) The name of ALL practitioners performing the procedure and individual significant tasks if more than one practitioner.
7) Alternative procedures and treatments and their risks.
8) Statement that the procedure was explained to the patient.
9) Signature of the professional person witnessing the consent.
10) The name and signature of the person who explained the procedure to the patient.
Here is what my informed consent said. This is the whole consent for the surgery, anesthesia, blood transfusions, students practicing on me, everything. This has been found insufficient by a regulatory body.
1. I hereby authorize Dr.____________________ and whomever he/she designates as his/her assistants to perform upon____________________ the following procedure: _____________________________________(What about your right to know who these people are, and their duties?)
In addition I authorize my surgeon to perform any additional procedures that he/she deems advisable due to conditions found at the time of surgery. What is the purpose of an informed consent is you are going to allow them to do anything they want without any information?
2. I AUTHORIZE MY PHYSICIAN TO ORDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF BLOOD/BLOOD PRODUCTS TO ME SHOULD MY PHYSICIAN DETERMINE THAT BLOOD REPLACEMENT THERAPY WOULD BE BENEFICIAL. I understand the risks, benefits, and alternatives, which have been explained to me. With this who is to say what has or has not been explained? Please also note that the blood products "informed consent" is in bold face type and ALL CAPS! Isn't it curious that they use this as a means to draw your eye to the IMPORTANT blood products and not the rest of the sheet of paper which contains a surgical consent for anything whatsoever they desire? What risks, benefits and alternatives? They never explained anything like that to me! I didn't need a blood transfusion anyway, but I should have paid a lot more attention, something that is difficult with all the hubub in a preop area. They slipped the surgical consent into the blood products page in a very sneaky and unethical way.
3. ___ I DO NOT AUTHORIZE THE ADMINISTRATION OF BLOOD/BLOOD PRODUCTS TO ME. I understand that my refusal to accept blood products may result in death or in temporary or permanent damage to one or more organs such as the brain, heart, and/or kidneys. (NOTIFY SURGEON AND ANESTHESIA IMMEDIATELY IF PATIENT REFUSES BLOOD.)
4. The nature and purpose of the procedure, possible alternative methods of treatment, the risks involved, and the possibility of complications have been fully explained to me. I acknowledge that no guarantee or assurance has been made as to the results or outcome of the procedure. ( This is NOT what is required. These things must be written out, so that it is sure that the patient received this information. The medical people can and will say that you have been told everything, only to find out later that it isn't true. They will point to a clause like this... This is in violation of the law.)
5. I hereby authorize and direct the above named physician(s) to arrange for additional services deemed reasonable and necessary, including the administration of anesthetics, radiological procedures, pathology services, or consultants from manufacturers, or laboratory tests (HCG urine/serum testing is required on menstruating pre-operative female patients during their menstruating years (from start of menses to one year after their final menses) If patient refuses please have them sign the refusal statement on the back of this consent form. (this does not comply with informed consent either. You get a refusal for pee test, but not Versed or general anesthesia which result can include death. See anything on here about anesthesia risks or benefits?)
6. I consent to the disposal, by authorities of Kootenai Medical Center, of any tissues or parts that may be removed. (This means they can experiment with your body parts, play with your DNA etc.)
7. For the purpose of advancing medical education, I also consent to the admittance of observers to the procedure room. (This means that you will have people giving you pelvic exams, examining your prostate, practicing catheterization etc. They are NOT merely observing. If you get an infection, too bad, you were advancing the cause of medicine. Aren't you special.)
8. I certify that I have read and fully understand the above consent for the procedure, that the explanations therein referred to were made, and that all blanks or statements requiring insertion or completion were filled in and inapplicable paragraphs, if any were stricken before I signed.
Signature of Patient________________________ Date/Time___________
Signature of Witness________________________ Date/Time___________
Physicians Signature________________________ Date/Time___________
The slick little RN obviously had a little trick up her sleeve for patients like me who were asking too many questions. She went over the blood products and then made a little mark AT THE BOTTOM of the page without giving me time to read it. I still thought it was only for blood transfusion which I wasn't going to need anyway. THEN she gaily said "Oh you signed in the wrong place" and snatched the paper away. This was with practiced ease. She knew how to trick patients into signing a blanket consent for anything. Clever girl. This whole alleged "informed consent" is in violation of the law. It contains nothing of substance and does not meet the requirements of the law. They do not care. The Surgeons signature was not timed also in violation of the following law. My surgeon was over an hour late for surgery and left me there being systematically poisoned with Versed and being charged BY THE MINUTE FOR HIS TARDINESS!
42 CFR 482.24 (C)(1) ORDERS DATED AND SIGNED All medical records entries must be legible, complete, dated, timed, and authenticated in written or electronic form by the person responsible for providing or evaluating the service provided, consistent with hospital policies and procedures. Nothing in my medical records is any of this. The problem with where I went was that they claim to have no fiduciary duty to see that the laws are being followed in their facility.
(i) All orders, including verbal orders, must be dated, timed, and authenticated promptly by the ordering practitioner, except as noted in paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of this section. (My surgeon didn't put a time his signature... Hmmm could it be that he didn't want to be caught by saying he was there to answer questions or explain the procedure prior to surgery, WHEN HE WASN'T? Or is it that he doesn't want anybody to know how freaking LATE he always is. Another law broken.)
Here is yet another law broken;
42 CFR 482.13 (a) STANDARD: NOTICE OF RIGHTS
(1) A hospital must inform each patient, or when appropriate, the patient's representative (as allowed under state law), of the patient's rights, in advance of furnishing or discontinuing patient care whenever possible. They must not have figured it was possible to do this for me, so they circumvented the law.
(2)(b) The patient has the right to participate in the development and implementation of his or her plan of care. Oh yeah right. See above "informed consent." Does it look like I was allowed have this right? Another broken law.
(2)(b)(2) The patient or his or her representative (as allowed under state law), has the right to make informed decisions regarding his or her care. The patient's rights include being informed of his or her health status, being involved in care planning and treatment, and being able to request or refuse treatment. This right must not be construed as a mechanism to demand the provision of treatment or services deemed medically unnecessary or inappropriate. They WAAAAY broke this law. Not only was I not informed of Versed, or that they would force me to have general anesthetic, even the surgery turned out to be so horrible, I would never have consented to it either. I refused all drugs except pain meds for all the good it did me!
Here's what the law says about drugs like Versed;
42 CFR 482.13 (e) STANDARD: RESTRAINT OR SECLUSION All patients have the right to be free from physical or mental abuse, and corporal punishment. All patients have the right to be free from restraint or seclusion, of any form, imposed as a means of coercion, discipline, convenience or retaliation by staff.
(B) DEFINITION OF RESTRAINT: A drug or medication when it is used as a restriction to manage the patient's behavior or restrict the patient's freedom of movement and is not a standard treatment or dosage for the patient's condition. These things are exactly why Versed was used. I had zero anxiety, this drug was used to coerce me into accepting general anesthetic, it was used for the convenience of the nasty CRNA and I feel it was used in retaliation for my saying NO to some of what they wanted. This snarky little creep wanted to violate my right to sign out AMA, so he chemically restrained me with this poison. I guess little nursey poo showed me who was boss. It's against the law! This CRNA also mentally abused me by turning me into a helpless amoeba and then making crude insulting statements about me when I was incapacitated with Versed. I sure would like to know what he said when I was unconscious. My implicit memory caused me to have a visceral hatred of him, so I imagine it wasn't good....
(3) The patient has a right to be free from all forms of abuse or harassment. Besides abusing me, the little anesthesia nurse also harassed me about general anesthetic even going so far as to threaten me with inducing it in the preop area. There are laws about what you did to me.
Speaking of laws pertaining to CRNA's here's another law that was broken.
42 CFR 482.52 (4) A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), as defined in 410.69(b)of this chapter, who, unless exempted in accordance with paragraph (c) of this section is under the supervision of the operating practitioner or of an anesthesiologist who is immediately available if needed. My surgeon AND HIS LAWYER were unaware of this law apparently! That's how much they give a damn about patient rights and laws.
42 CFR 482.21 (c)(2) QAPI FEEDBACK AND LEARNING; Performance improvement activities must track medical errors and adverse patient events, analyze their causes and implement preventative action and mechanisms that include feedback and learning throughout the hospital. Here is what an investigative entity said about where I went "the hospital failed to investigate incidents in order to decrease medical errors and adverse patient events." They completely dismissed my adverse event. Said it was "Standard of Care"
I'm going to throw this in here because people are having a hard time getting their medical records. Patients often struggle for access to medical records - USATODAY.com Here is the law about that. I haven't been able to get my medical records either. My surgeon has a whole chart which I am not allowed to see. All I got was his self serving sanctimonious letters to others. The Medical Center apparently redacted my medical records as well.
US Code Title 5, 552 (a)(d) ACCESS TO RECORDS Each agency that maintains a system of records shall-
(1) Upon request by any individual to gain access to his record or to any information pertaining to him which is contained in the system, permit him and upon his request, a person of his own choosing to accompany him, to review the record and have a copy made of all or any portion thereof in a form comprehensible to him, except that the agency may require the individual to furnish a written statement aauthorizing discussion of that individual's record in the accompanying person's presence;
(2) Permit the individual to request amendment of a record pertaining to him and-
(A) Not later than 10 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal public holidays) after the date of receipt of such a request, acknowledge in writing such receipt; and
(B) Promptly, either-
(i) Make any correction of any portion thereof which the individual believes is not accurate, relevant, timely or complete; or
(ii) Inform the individual of its refusal to amend the record in accordance with his request, the reason for the refusal, the procedures established by the agency for the individual to request a review of that refusal by the head of the agency or an officer designated by the head of the agency, and the name and business address of that official.
If any of you would like to look at the proof that this medical center violates patients on a regular basis and see what a pattern of abuse looks like, just look here...Bureau of Facility Standards Look under hospitals etc. and click on some of the hospitals and see what they are up to...