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misdiagnosis of necrotising vasculitis....

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 11, 2008
  • 03:33 PM

A couple months I took my husband to the ER because he kept getting these sores all over his feet. Without taking any blood or running any kind of tests, the ER doctor looked at him and said he had SPIDER BITES.... and didn't give him ANY MEDICATION. They told us to go home and treat it with Tylenol. yeah... well it turns out that they did misdiagnose him (can you say malpractice---) because my husband was soon after that admitted to the hospital where they ran all sorts of tests. Come to find out that he has Necrotising Vasculitis which is now in such a serious state (because of their neglegence) that he is going to have to undergo chemotherapy. I am currently looking for a lawyer.

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  • The ER doctor could have given him prednisone and directed him to come back if that didn't clear it up.
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