Hi, In June of 2004 I was feeling very ill.I had chest pains,fever,night sweats. I went to the ER they ask me for my medical history I told them about my past history with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
The ER Doc did an Xray and blood work and told me I had pnumonia,gave me meds and sent me home.I kept gitting worse so between the first visit and October I was seen in the ER three more times.Each time they had assumed that it was still pnuemonia,I had no bloodwork done and only one xray during these three visits.
I started passing blood in my urine and was very yellow.I went to a different hospital where I was diagnosed with stage 4 NHL.I had to have debilitating strong chemo for four straight days to save my life.In the process of all this I have 75% irreversible hearing lose in both ears due to the strong chemo.
I consulted with an attorney to file suit against the hospital who misdiagnosed me.The attorney said that his medical expert didn't think that the ER doctors preformed below the standard of care.
I thought that doing bloodwork and xrays were standard care when being seen in the ER,exspecially when the pateint has chest pains.Why does the ER ask for your past med history if they aren't going to see if that could be whats causing your symptoms? What is considered the standard of care in the ER? Is there a website that might explain this? Thank You for any info! The state is Mo