My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: FL
My wife was having abdominal pain, so we took her to the ER on a Friday night. She thought it was a UTI, so they did a test for that, results were negative, and sent her home. (she still had pain). Discharge papers stated pain might be from kidney stones, or a ruptured ovarian cyst.
She stated she never saw a Dr either, only an assistant. Busy night at the ER I guess....
Saturday 2am the pain was getting far worse, and now was bothering her left shoulder of all places, so we went to a different hospital. This hospital did a CT scan after giving her morphine....she could not lie down flat at all.
CT showed she had a ruptured ovarian cyst, and needed surgery immediately. Had surgery same day (Saturday), and went home later that night, recovery was fine.
We are upset that the first hospital did not do any further tests besides what my wife guessed it might be, and then sent her home. We have a Hospital ER co-Pay for services rendered, but they did not diagnose the problem, and sent her home in the same pain she came in with.
Anything we can\should do? I do not feel that we should pay the 1st hospital's co-pay bill, as she was not properly taken care of.
She called a well known law firm here in FL, and they stated it was not in their 'best interest' to take this case, and that she should call around.