I have a longstanding history of kidney stones and I went to an urgent care for pain in my left lower side, chest pain, dizziness and a severe headache. I had an abnormal EKG and my blood pressure was critically high 188/133 so I was sent right to the hospital ER room. Upon arrival my blood pressure was still high and increasing along with my pain. The Dr told me I have to choose one symptom to be treated for either my left side pain or my chest pain. My nurse attempted 7 times to start an IV blowing all my veins. She was very rough and even cursed at me. I waited 5 hours before I was at my pain thrush hold and had to ask for pain medicine. I was given Tylenol and a ultram and some blood pressure meds. My blood pressure continued to increase over 200 and my headache was the worst that I have ever had. The Dr stated there is nothing more he is doing for me and is discharging me. I was so scared to go home with the way I felt so I called an ambulance to transfer me to another hospital. The Dr. and nurse got mad at me and had security pick me up off my bed and take me out of the hospital and told the ambulance not to come get me. I went to another hospital and was admitted for 4 days.
Your treatment was simply shocking. I am sorry that you had to experience such. Kidney stones are one of the most painful conditions that a human being can endure. But without permanent, substantial damages, the costs associated with a claim may be hard to justify. Best of luck.
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Fortunately you were not injured to the point that a malpractice case would be worthwhile. Confirm with local counsel.
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