Generally speaking, starting January 2012 I was in constant pain in my lower left back , sick all the time, raging migraines, and went to my doctor, nextcare, the hospital, and diagnostic imaging places. After multiple CT scans, x-rays, ultrasounds, weeks went by with no diagnosis. Weeks went by with multiple minor treatments vor a variety of things they "insisted" was what was wrong. Finally in March they found an 8 mm kidney stone in my left kidney and told me it will pass over the weekend (this was a thursday). On Sunday I ended up in the hospital in severe pain. After insisting and insisting the hospital look they found a quarter sized kidney stone with stag horns, which had clearly been there for a long time. I spent months in pain, lost my job in the end, I was always ill, over whatall the care providers were saying was "all in my head", "the flu" "an unknown ailment", "a tiny 8mm stone that shouldnt be causing any pain." The stone was the size of a quarter. I ended up having major life threatening surgery to have it removed through an incision in my back into my kidney. After surgery I couldnt walk for a week and had to be carried around my home. Can I sue the medical care providers for failure to diagnose and pain and suffering of months of illness and pain? The surgeon did wonders but all the care providers who failed to find a quarter sized stone resulted in my having to risk life or death, losing a kidney, permanant kidney damage, and multiple other horrific risks by the time the stone was removed.
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