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what rights do i have with doctors?

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  • Posted By: reese7194
  • August 26, 2008
  • 01:35 AM

i have seen so many doctors since i was hit by a car. it's been ten months.and i am only degnerating. but i've been to so many. the good ones tell me they don't know what is happening and pass me on.

i return to stanford tomorrow. do i not have some right to demand help or at least a diagnoses or a reason or anything. there must be something if you are litterally changing from whey they saw you six weeks ago.

i am in bad shape in terms of not having an advocate. but this doesn't make sense to me. i have been told things that are beyond humilating and i can't see them saying them if i had someone with me.

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  • Audio record your meetings with doctors. You can get a usb, harddrive one at an electronics store. Make sure you get them on record saying nothing is wrong with you and then contact a lawyer. The next time you meet with them, tell them you want your medical records and if they say nothing is wrong with you say you have a lawyer and an audio recording and see what they do. Say "I have you on record as saying nothing is wrong with me, if you are wrong/grossly negligent I will sue your nuts off" .Most doctors are scum, morons. You have to earn their respect by instilling fear.
    niceguy 22 Replies
    • August 26, 2008
    • 01:52 AM
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  • What are your symptoms?
    niceguy 22 Replies
    • August 26, 2008
    • 01:53 AM
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  • If they truely dont know what you have, how on earth are they meant to give you a diagnosis! You wouldnt be able to sue a doctor for that. Also I think in my country (yours may be different).. that a recording cant be used in court unless the other knew they were being recorded..... Getting on the wrong side of doctors.. will make them try even less to help you.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 26, 2008
    • 06:11 AM
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  • I just went and read your other post. october 30th hit by car crossing street. thrown fifteen feet landed on left buttocks. go to ER i am "fine"-six weeks later find i have fracture in tibula / fibula If them missing a fracture and that not being treated caused you pain and other distress (eg couldnt work cause of it), or any permanent damage out of not being found and treated when it should of been done. You then I think have a right to sue. Just remember thou that Doctors are not Gods (thou some Doctors think they are lol)..and a judge wont see a doctor as a God either.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 26, 2008
    • 06:20 AM
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  • thanks for replying. i don't even care about the ER OR lawsuits with doctors. i just want help. it's been ten months and i have been degnerating pretty fast.-i no longer can walk correctly. I have a severe gait. my right leg is now longer than my left but the right hip is higher than the left (bones have not somehow grown or shrunk). my pelvis has now rotated. so if i stand looking straight ahead. my feet will be in one direction but my upper body will be in another-if i walk for more than 15 minutes i am out of breath. walk like there is a piano on my back.there have been only two people who have cared / believed / seen me change. the neck / back guy who told me in april that he honestly he couldn't help me and it was out his league. . and because of hiim i've gottne into stanford and previously ucsf.i am upset with all the other doctors i have seen. the other neurologists. it's taken me an incredible amount of wasted time to get where i am now. which issix weeks ago went stanford physical medicine dept and they say it is something they can't even help with and think it is most likely brain damage / TBI. they send me to neuro to get tbi check out or tests run or just get my brain looked at.t neurofinally get an appt with stanford neuro and they have me walk up and down the hallway on video tape then tell me that i don't have a disease. but do no tests in terms of looking at my brain. mri's or whatever. so tomorrow i return to physical medicine after doing the rehab they prescribed to see if it has an effect and getting my brain looked at.didn't get the brain part. but got a report from my pt person stating what i have said.so tomorrow i got back to physical medicine six weeks later and physically worse. in terms of proof i've got myself which doesn't seem to work and a letter / report from my physical therapist stating what i have said and that i continue to get worse. my question was only what rights do i have as a patient? can they just blow you off. be told it's "psycological" or go see a "genera practioner"
    reese7194 13 Replies
    • August 26, 2008
    • 07:02 AM
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  • sorry that my last post is so long and says the same thing over and over.
    reese7194 13 Replies
    • August 26, 2008
    • 07:09 AM
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