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I received IV iron infusion three times. The first two times doctor ordered the iron to be diluted with a lot of saline solution and given slowly over a three hour period. The third time, which was a week ago, the nurse forgot (in her own words she "forgot" this) the usual dosing and diluted iron in a much smaller amount of saline solution (so the iron was more concentrated). I mentioned this before she started the IV, but she started it anyway, THEN went back and checked my records and came back and asked if I wanted more fluid. Isn't it up to the doctor to decide how much fluid is "necessary?" Anyway, she decided to follow the iron with a medium size bag of saline to match the amount of fluid. After this I developed severe phlebitis and am having neuropathy in the affected arm.I spoke to the doctor and he said my symptoms will get better in a few weeks. However, all this swelling is causing nerve pressure and I can't use my affected arm or hand normally (feels weak and hard to coordinate movement), not to mention severe pain and anxiety. The nurse said she had told the doctor what she did and that the doctor said it should be ok, but I haven't personally confirmed it with the doctor (was too concerned about discussing my symptoms since I was in a lot of pain). I did have carpal tunnel to begin with (they have this on their record) and am quite worried about what kind of damage is happening to my nerve and tissues. In terms of legal actions what are my options at this point?
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