I was out of town, and the phlebotomist (P) came to our home to take A's blood. She was 29 years old, and healthy mother of 4. P had A sit at the table, and proceded to find a vein. This has never been a problem throughout 4 pregnancys. After 7 or 8 attempts, A was feeling light headed, and told P she wanted to go lie down. A has no recollection of standing up, falling forward, hitting her head on the corner of the table, etc. When she awoke, she was on the floor in a pool of blood, and remembers P telling our 11 year old to call 911. P never helped, nor attempted to keep A from getting up, etc. Now, 18 mos later, the plastic surgery bill (for the forhead stitches), and numerous chiropractic visits (to correct neck pain from whiplash) have added up to over $4000. We live in AK. What to do?
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