I was seen in a ER on May 6th, 2015 for chest pain and rapid heart beat/high bp. Doctor was not very nice towards me but did standard blood work and chest x-ray. They asked for a urine sample but I couldn't provide it, so they let it go. After 2 hours, doctor said everything came back fine, I was presented my discharge papers and left. When I look at my paperwork, doctor put "Acute Cocaine/amphetamine abuse" which no testing was done for drugs but also I don't do any kind of recreational drugs. I tried to reach out to the director of the hospital on several occasions and was passed along and never got a call back. I finally was able to speak to the nurses director and was told to submit a disagreement letter and it would be put in my file. I want this removed because it is false.
It is very difficult to tell how sinister this entry is based on the facts you provide. Doctors create a differential diagnosis which includes all kinds of possible causes for your symptoms. it could be that the entry is simply on the list. You are probably best advised to continue to follow administrative channels as these facts do not rise to the level of a viable personal injury claim. If in doubt, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Good luck.
Hopefully you will not suffer damage from this false entry. Try to submit documentation detailing your absolute disagreement of this mistaken entry, threatening action if anything untoward befalls you as a result of this error and ask the hospital through the risk management department or an Ombudsman to review your records and determine how this mistake occurred including having the requisition form that accompanied your blood sample reviewed as there may have been a number on the requisition form transposed which led to this error and to explore all other possibilities.
You can write the doctor a letter asking to correct the error.
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