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Burst Appendix

Postby Duarte » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:13 am

about two years ago i made a visit to an urgent care facility in stockton ca. i was having severe stomach pain. when i talked to the doctor i said i was having acute stomach pain and gave him as much information about myself as i could.this imformation included that i was an intrevenus drug user at the time. he didnt look to happy. anyway he felt my head and then gave me some story about how something that was used in the manufacturing of the drus i was using. "meth" and that i had fibers stuck in my stomach.and that the emergency romm at the county hospital had some treatment and i should go there and that they would know what to do for me. and then he rushed me out of teh examining room and wished me good luck. he basically just pushed me out. didnt even collect the 70 or so dollars i was suppose to pay for the office visit.anyway about a half hour later the pain was so bad i decided to call ten hospital anmd ask them if they knew about any such treatment. the nurse bacically thought i was a nut and that she had no idea of any such program. i hung up and within about another half hour my appendix ruptured.shouldngt this doctor be held responsible for the careless diagnosis he made . especially with the story he made up.
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Postby bedwyr » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:29 am

about two years ago i made a visit to an urgent care facility in stockton ca. i was having severe stomach pain. when i talked to the doctor i said i was having acute stomach pain and gave him as much information about myself as i could.this imformation included that i was an intrevenus drug user at the time. he didnt look to happy. anyway he felt my head and then gave me some story about how something that was used in the manufacturing of the drus i was using. "meth" and that i had fibers stuck in my stomach.and that the emergency romm at the county hospital had some treatment and i should go there and that they would know what to do for me. and then he rushed me out of teh examining room and wished me good luck. he basically just pushed me out. didnt even collect the 70 or so dollars i was suppose to pay for the office visit.anyway about a half hour later the pain was so bad i decided to call ten hospital anmd ask them if they knew about any such treatment. the nurse bacically thought i was a nut and that she had no idea of any such program. i hung up and within about another half hour my appendix ruptured.shouldngt this doctor be held responsible for the careless diagnosis he made . especially with the story he made up.
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Postby otsoa » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:54 am

He should be responsible but there are possible real barriers to recovery here. The fact that you are a meth user will be viewed dimly by a jury. Also, there may be no permanent damage except the removal of your appendix.

While painful, this may not be the type of injury an attorney will take given the high cost of taking these cases to trial(Often over 100K).

Finally, you may be over the time limit for the Statute of Limitations time limit.

Please consult an experienced med malpractice attorney ASAP if you are serious about going forward with this case.

Good Luck.

Ed Smith
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