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THE space ended so I didn't finish. Medicare and Tricare (govt insurance) are paying for a failed surgery and a surgery to fix it.
I would like to contact any and every office about this insure
that the neglect I received is not compensated. Also want agencies to do their jobs. It goes back to writing to TX BUREAU
OF INSURANCE WITH FACTS AND THEY CHOSE TO GO THE EASY WAY - LET THE INSURANCE COMPANY GET AWAY WITH LIES i.e. neither car was damaged - the man who hit me had $6700 worth of damage, I didn't want to sue, I was on my way to watch three young, very active grandchildren, and I have spent the last almost 3 years in pain; having every non-surgical treatment for my back. Writing to the Bureau is a joke =
they denied my comments when I hadn't sent the proof.
I hope nobody experiences the misery and focus on getting well that I have.
If I have to write to the BIG guys, I will. Any suggestions you might have is appreciated.
I think Tricare, which paid the majority of the bills until I reached 65, should take an honest look at my proof and go after Liberty Mutual. Medicare paid for a surgery that was a total failure and I went to Mayo for repair. Should the hospital and Dr who failed, be paid by Medicare?
Where do I go to see if I should get a lawyer. The hospital was negligent; wrong med dosage, off of pain machine for 2 1/2 hours while nurse attended to a beeper call. Due to the nature of the surgery, I didn't make it to the bathroom in time and left a mess, which I had to clean. Without help (I had 6 1/2 hours of unnecessary surgery. The bandages were not changed, and, fortunately, my husband looked at the site which was already red - I had an infection when I left the hospital; packed it for six weeks and then, a hernia that my surgeon said didn't have to be repaired. Fortunately I had an appointment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN to get a diagnosis for pain due to an auto accident, but spent so much time trying to get better, I didn't pursue a lawyer until about a month before the statute of limitations was over. The infection delayed help at Mayo regarding my back; the surgery delayed more help because I had t o be cautious so that I wouldn't pull stitches. The morning I was discharged, I was lying in fecal matter; metioned it to the doctor, who said "It doesn't bother me" and didn't ask a nurse to help.The surgeon said surgery was a failure and that was it.
I hesitate to sue because the doctor made a mistake and in Texas, chances of help, is most likely impossible, but I think the hospital was responsible because it appeared they didn't know I was there.
What is the statute of limitations? Chances of amupme talomg on a big hospital. The nurse/aide who brought towels, allowed me to clean the mess.
The day after surgery, I had to call my doctor to see if someone should get me out of bed because nobody had. Also had to call him because of the time I was left w/o machine being hooked up for pain. I know pain needs to be treated before it reaches its peak but I was at the mercy of an inadequate staff. Also, do you know what the statute of limitations is for Texas? That hospital stay ws a nightmare and what happened to me can happen to others.
I have written to the Commission of Texas for Health Services. Have you had experience with people writing to them being a waste of time?
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