What recourse do I have against them?

Asked over 1 year ago - San Diego, CA

I had an appointment for a follow up visit from hospital and refill for opiate mess and other medications with my primary physician who called in sick . Facility could not guarantee treatment since 7 walk - ins were before me . While I was in waiting room , I became real tired , asked to lie down , ignored by staff . Then I lied on the floor , paramedics came and I refused to go to the hospital . Told my husband for me to return after lunch . After , I waited 2 hrs . and later told they would not treat me because I refused to go to the hospital . Signed their release for refusal to go to the hospital . When I finally obtained my medical records they falsified records stating they treated me . It exacerbated my post traumatic disorder , raised my blood pressure to a dangerous level , opiate withdrawal

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  1. Sean Michael Patrick

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    Answered . If you can prove that their care fell below the standard of care, you may have a claim for medical malpractice. It is likley however, that this will be a tough case. You need to show that the harm that you suffered was not transient or speculative. Consult with a medical malpractice attorney for an evaluation.

    I am licensed in California, therefore, my answers are based on general prinicpals of law or California law, which... more
  2. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . I'm glad you weren't injured, so you would not need to get involved in a fruitless lawsuit.

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  3. David B Pittman

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    Answered . Consult with a local medical malpractice attorney,

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