Have been dealing with Risk Management at TGH. they do not want to take ownership of items that were thrown out while my mother had been in the hospital. Items include custom made dentures are pricing over 12500.00, eye glasses, and a prayer bear. Its funny that a nurse was there when i brought her dentures to thehospital. she even tried to help get them in her mouth. Days later my mother was pulled into surgery to follow up into ICU for six days. The cleaning crew of course cleaned the room and nothing was found from this point on. i am seeking council for this case. I and two others in my family have seen these dentures there, and of course there were nurses that had seen them as well. Risk Management says he has spoken to all nurses and staff pertaining to this incident. No one remembers her having her dentures at the hospital. The dentures were not logged in as items that were brought to her from the home. i want to know if there is anything legal i can do about this matter. keep in mind my mother is still currently in that same hospital. three people are witness of the items at the hospital and of course the one nurse on the floor could be an additional witness
The hospital should maintain responsibility for lost items while you were in their custody. There likely is a process for filing a complaint with the administration that you may want to do. If you feel that you need legal remedies, small claims court may be an option. Best of luck to you.
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