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He did the first angioplasty at UCSF.
Should I assume it was successful?
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Re: Dream job for doctors
Old 06-07-2006, 03:54 PM   #62
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I ask the cardiologist about the painful, swollen vein in my arm where the nurse from Ghana gave me rapid fire injections.

He said might be phlebitis from the IV or she may have "blown my vein out". He suggested hot compresses (someone on this board beat him to that) and keeping the arm elevated.

So this irresponsible, uncaring nurse has put my life at risk because a clot may form and could break loose. She also tried to give me an aspirin which I'm allergic to and I had a big red band around my wrist.

I used to think medical lawsuits were unwarranted most of the time, now I think there probably aren't nearly enough suits.
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So this irresponsible, uncaring nurse has put my life at risk because a clot may form and could break loose. She also tried to give me an aspirin which I'm allergic to and I had a big red band around my wrist.

I used to think medical lawsuits were unwarranted most of the time, now I think there probably aren't nearly enough suits.
Nope. Superficial clots in the arm don't kill. They don't even maim. It's the deep veins that kill.

See -- if you sued, it would have cost you thousands, and your kindly malpractice lawyer would have spent thousands. It would have cost the hospital thousands in defense cost, ruined a nurse's whole day (year). You'd have been strafed by defense attorneys and wasted many weeks of valuable time.

Then I would have been called as an expert witness for the defense at $500/hr + expenses great inconvenience and blown you out of the water.

Bottom line: lose/lose/lose/lose/win (<-- me). Hey, maybe that's not such a bad idea .

BTW: the nurse does sound like an insensitive jerk. A letter to the hospital administrator might be appropriate.
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Rich,
Hey, I may need you as my consultant so I'm counting on a cut of that $500/hr.

My point is that there needs to be some way to force people like this nurse to go to work at a job they can perform. She obviously is not suited. I heard another patient yelling at her to get away from her.

Yet she's about 25 and will continue to poorly serve patients for years.

I will write the letter to the hospital admin. But I am also going to put flyers all around the area of the hospital alerting patients about her. Should be a bit of fun.

Unless I get caught.
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