Yes. I was seen that day as a patient ( against my wishes) my supervisor would not let me leave and see an eye doctor since we were short staffed. She went on telling me I would get a point on my record if I left. Another MD heard and said "I'll take a look at it, besides I need practice with looking in eyes." ( I thought we were just looking at it for fun not an office visit since other workers were also looking under the fluroscent light at my eye) I did scratch the cornea. Then my supervisior about an hr later made a big stink how I needed to go sign in as a walk in patient since I was seen. I told her that I didn't want to sign since I didn't want anyone in my chart. I was upset and went downstairs near the front check in desk. I called my husband since I was so upset, just then my supervisior came down stairs and said to me you need to sign in now and she told the woman behind the desk " to arrive" me so than no one would need to be in my chart. ( why couldn't I have signed in at the end of the day, to have the MD document) When I returned to my desk, I told my coworker that I couldn't believe my supervisor walked me to the front desk and I said " she is not my mother." I asked the MD to hurry and close my chart. He did close it at 1030 am at least 1.5 hrs later. The same coworker went into my chart at 345pm and another co worker went into it at 215. Everyone know not to go into my chart since I was so mad that I was seen there. This primary care doctor after he saw it said " call the eye doctor- I'm not sure how to handle cornea scratches". I still ended up paying for another office visit and had to leave in the middle of work 2 days later. I was actually treated for my eye for 2 mos after!
I really had no intentions of suing, it sounds very expensive and a long process. I just don't want to get "hazed" at work and then fired for something. I feel like I am already a target. I do not feel I should have to look for another job. I think the other girls should.
As an expert in your field, Would you recommend I just lay low at work or sue? any recommendations as to how you would handle a situation like this if it were you?
Thank you! You are great and gave me some piece of mind!
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