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I am so sorry to hear the first hospital did not diagnose your property. I know of a former law student who was in my class and he did die after his appendix burst, so you are very fortunate to escaped that fate.
Hello again, Sandra.Yes, it does appear that the first hospital was negligent in not performing some tests to determine the source of your pain and vomiting, at least upon presentation at the second visit to the hospital.You would need to have this confirmed by a local medical professional after reviewing your medical records though before you could pursue legal action against the hospital. If you contact a local medical malpractice law firm, they should be able to have a medical professional review your records and make that determination.The hospital would normally be liable for any damages you sustained as a result of their failure to diagnose your condition properly, including additional costs you incurred for treatment as well as pain and suffering that could have been avoided if they had treated you properly.
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