Let's see now. Had my annual colonscopy on a Friday. Sat at noon, I went into ER for a BLUE foot from ankle to toes--susupected blood clot. In ER, I was lied about, I was lied to, I was fed meds w/o my knowledge via IV that I had refused orally (due to allergy), and then I was lied to (indignantly) when I questioned if they were still giving them to me because my reactions to the drugs were exactly the way I ALWAYS reacted to those particular drugs (as was listed in my medical records.) 24 hours later my leg needed a SECOND surgery because they screwed up the first time and that's when they discovered the IVC filter was improperly placed by the radiologist instead of the surgeon as per procedure.
After surgery in ICU, I was visited by a colorectal surgeon because of the severe blood loss and diarrhea I was suffering (FROM THOSE DAMN DRUGS), I was told I had pre cancerous cells as per my colonoscopy. Turns out, THAT was a total lie. NO PRECANCEROUS CELLS. My actual report from Mayo Clinic stated "mild inflammation from drugs from a previous (six weeks) infection, no precancerous cells, no ployps, no rips, tears, fistulas or ANY other circumstances requiring surgerical intervention and NO C DIFF". That becomes important because that is what they eventually tried to claim was the reason for the drugs they gave me while I was in hospital. I refused surgery and was threatened to be put into the hallway where I would be "cleaned in public view" --a humilating intimidation tactic--because there were no available regular beds, and I could not stay in ICU w/o agreeing to surgery. I said send me home. They chose more drugs.
I was dosed w/ativan and hung a "saline drip" supposedly due to dehydration (not uncommon from the drugs reaction) which allowed my poisoning to continue. FOUR transfusions, SIX days of mistreatment resulting in open sores, and a loss of 26 pounds, and I was informed that I would die w/o surgery, when all that was needed was to STOP DRUGGING ME. LIES, MALFEASANCE, MISFEASANCE. NON FEASANCE, and RAPE (using a position of power and authority to take something from an unwilling victim) ALL I believe, for the sake of the almighty dollar. This case has been in and out and is still active as I refuse to forgive what was done to me and money has not been able to convince me that the public should know. The end result was an ileostomy with FOUR hernias which when shown, the surgeon INSISTED were NOT hernias, (the worst a ventral hiatal with THREE loops of my small intestine looped INTO my stomach per CT scan) and a total inability to trust ANYONE. I don't think I will ever see another doctor. My response to the committee "If I suffered a heart attack on the threshold of your hospital, I would roll my ass into the street where at least I could see the truck aiming to run me over)
I checked into the hospital the 26th of Sept. They had my test results on Oct. 1, which is when the surgeon told me I would die w/o surgery. I only realized they were feeding me drugs on day eight --36 hours before scheduled surgery-- because the nurse came running into my room at 3am to add the meds to the saline because the pharmacist had forgotten to mix it. I tore the IV from my arm when she told me what it was. I raised holy hell, demanded to be let out of the hospital and was promptly DOSED "to calm my hysteria" I was NOT allowed to see my husband, my surgery was moved up by 12 hours (so they told him) but in reality they just moved me to another room, and later to early pre op the day of the original surgery. I was NOT allowed a phone, I was kept drugged, and when the anesthesiologist spoke with me before surgery and I tried to make him understand, the nurse told him I was just over anxious and I had signed the necessary paperwork. I was NOT allowed to stop the surgery.
Not only was I NEVER spoken to about the ostomy surgery, I was held hostage to the removal of THREE different organs and TWO leg surgeries that are/were a total mess of scars on my leg. NEVER AGAIN. No, bob, they do NOT go out of their way to inform a prospective ostomy patient about the outcome. IF you need ostomy surgery, I'm sure it's a happily received life saving surgery. FOR ME IT WAS NOTHING SHORT OF MURDER. It destroyed my ability to trust, and trust is the foundation of ALL relationships and relationships are what make us able to function withing a society.
As far as legal resolutions.... hospitals are set up to protect against these cases. You might be amazed by the legnths of protection that are provided to hospitals. Only ONE of the original SEVENTEEN different doctors, nurses and techs involved in my "care" are now gone from that facility. BUT they all continue to work, elsewhere. My legal team has had their entire computer system CRASHED intentionally by corrupted medical record discs, people don't show for depostitions, experts are VERY expensive and even when you do endure (and I will) The physical, emotional and financial costs are astronomical and prohobitive. I could (and am) writing a book because as horrible as what I just related to you seems, it is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the entire treatment I have suffered and which appears to be all to prevelant in our medical care system.