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What does one do when the heart surgeon fails to listen ?

What does one do when the heart surgeon fails to listen to his conscious patient during stent op? They are conscious for a reason correct? To tell the doctor how they are feeling throughout the procedure. Smoke repeatedly told the doctor that something was wrong and that he was in pain. (He had gone through this procedure before and knew what discomfort to expect.) The doctor him well some folks are more sensitive to pain than others and ignored his pleas. Turns out that the stent had torn the vessel. Any thoughts? During his first stent procedure the vessel involved fact. This doctor caught it and he put two more stents in. This time the doc not only did not catch it, but he came out and told me how well everything went while at the same time Smoke is in the back having another heart attack . J adore, I personally do not think Smoke wants to go through the hassle of suing this doc. The thought of the pain and fear that he must have experienced back there just makes me insane. This doc needs to be put in check at the very least by his peers. This is not about suing. This is about accountability. The doc himself did admit that the tear created a flap that caused the blockage and resulted in the attack. To his credit this doc was not evasive and did not attempt to lie.
Asked On : Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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First and foremost, find a new doc. Second, report him to the hospital. Let them know what you went through so that they can have the opportunity to take any measures they can to prevent other patients from going through what you've been through. Third, do sue. Medical malpractice suits exist to ensure that there are real consequences for doctors who do poorly. It is unfortunate that such suits are all too often used for personal gain when a doc did nothing wrong but this is not the case here. Smoke's doc did very, very wrong. Suing will cause him financial repercussions along with significantly upping the cost of his malpractice insurance. Hopefully this will be enough to make him be more careful in the future and listen when his patients are telling him something is wrong. And, frankly, the more money you can get out of him the more effectively he will learn that lesson. I hope Smoke is doing well now.
Answered: Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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