Medical Malpractice Victim questions the support of American Public-NO SUCH THING!

I have provide below the communications I have had with Cheryl Casado. Cheryl is from California and is and has been a victim of medical malpractice, negligence, carelessness, incompetence and arrogance of many professionals.

 Initial 2/22/14 Email received from Cheryl Casado

 Was on line goggling looking for medical malpractice awareness. 

 I’m in California and we need to strengthen our political game and give a good fight to change laws.  Would be willing to help. I’m not a lawyer. 

 Cheryl Casado

California

 

Medical Malpractice Awareness Response – The killing of innocent Americans, the best kept secret!

 The killing and harming of millions of Americans is a national crises that is a best kept secret. As such, we do not think changing a few laws will accomplish much especially if it is on a state by state basis.

 The medical industry is 100% responsible for all this needless pain, suffering and death but it is congress, the senate and president of this once great country that are 100% the cause.

 The medical industry is a 2.8 Trillion Dollar business that defines greed and what happens when you have the most profitable, biggest business in the world being self-regulated. This self-regulation has been purchased from congress and insures any type of standards, regulation, accountability and transparency is in the form of political speak without anyone to enforce them which gets us right back to self-regulation and the greed factor.

 There is a reason the medical industry posts seven plus lobbyists to each member of congress and the senate, out spend all other lobbyists by a ratio of 4:1 and in recent years has paid congress and the senate 5.6 Billion Dollars and self-regulation is it.

 The end result is we have the Department of Health and Human Services which I would guess has a budget greater than most third world nations and 50 state medical boards all of which are just a mere extension of the industry they are tasked to regulate. This results in these departments taking care of their own while insuring victims and family members of victims are regulated and dealt with if they take exception to a medical professional killing their loved one. This also insures no medical professional is ever made responsible, let alone accountable for their direct actions.

The return we get for this massive investment of our (the public’s) money is 1,000,000 plus Americans being killed due to medical error each year and 15,000,000 Americans out of the 38,000,000 seeking medical care last year being harmed.

 I could go on forever but the point I am trying to make is this is way beyond the state of California or any of the other 49 states. In fact, by having 50 states responsible for regulation and standards feeds perfectly with the self-regulation the medical industry has purchased from congress as it is impossible to make any changes when you are dealing with the political BS of 50 different state governments and the biggest BS of all or the present federal government.

 We live in a country whose government officials have sold us out in favor of power, politics, greed and especially their back pockets. As a result, a human life really does not have much meaning when stacked against a dollar.

 Any help you can offer would be appreciated but it would help if we understood your background and what it is you feel could be done to take on the real cause of this pain, suffering and death of us Americans or the US Congress.

 Dayton Smith, Jr.

dayton@medicalmalpracticeawareness.com

 

 2/23/14 Follow up email from Cheryl Casado – Surly there must be some type of opposition on behalf of the American Public

 Surely in spite of the odds there must be some opposition on behalf of the American public.

I was butchered, maimed and tortured.  I’ve gone through a grueling medical malpractice lawsuit. I had crap for lawyers who made mistakes weather intentionally or by mistake.  I managed to come out with my head above water.

At present I’m trying for criminal charges and have to get through my incident report at the local police department and get it to the DA’s office with a deadline of March 21st.  Medical Fraud has a three year statute.  Due to evidence found that my lawyers did nothing with but it’s a crap shoot and we’ll see what happens here. Along with I would love to have a charge of assault.   I’ve already gone to the downtown LA’s DA’s office and spoke to an investigator.  The conversation went from him trying to be polite to are you kidding and giving me the Fraud number.   I’m turning every stone hoping for a little justice somewhere.  We’ll see what happens.

I am under a confidentiality clause so I can’t mention the doctors name but my story is still mine.  I did this past week get permission as in “I could” go to the DA’s office or try for criminal from a judge.

I’ve learned along this bumpy road the realities you speak of.  The public at large have no clue for the most part.

One suggestion I would have is plaintiff’s getting public policy rights in bringing action against the medical profession and simmering down confidentiality clauses they use.  Muffling us up so we can’t warn the public does not benefit the public.  There has to be some alarm bells in place to protect us on some level.  Second, the one year statute is crazy in that most people are still recuperating on some level.  Barely enough time to catch your breadth if your stuck in bad medical care.  I barely made my one year.  I’m lucky in that respect.

I agree that there is no balance here on any level that I’ve found.

At present, I was reaching out and looking for already existing plaintiff political groups.  I’m not a lawyer but someone who’s been through it and with my own story; and an interest in helping to make changes.  I don’t really know or found how I would fit in the mix.  Just reaching out and seeing what activism is out there.

Cheryl

Medical Malpractice Awareness follow up response – Due to the “code of silence” enforced by the medical industry, the justice system, the news media and especially the US Congress the American public has no clue that their life or that of a loved one is at great risk anytime they walk through the door of a US medical facility.

 You appear to be learning what each victim and surviving members of victims are taught by the “code of silence” enforced by the medical industry and the congress they own. This “code of silence” is enforced with the police, justice system, news media, congress and of course the 2.8 Trillion Dollar medical business that has used its vast wealth to buy it all.

 Think what may have happened to you if you were aware of the absolute total corruption of this self-regulated 2.8 Trillion Dollar business. You would have never trusted any medical professional, questioned everything done and sought second and third opinions and this just might have kept you from becoming one of the 40% of Americans harmed by the medical industry last year. Of course being harmed is still better than the 1,000,000 plus Americans they kill each year.

 I wish you the best of luck with the criminal charges as I believe you will find there is no such thing. After my wife was made to suffer terribly and killed by Samulindria Bhattacharya and Rockford Memorial Hospital I also filed a police report claiming the manslaughter that it truly was. I even got the assistant police chief wanting to peruse this legalized manslaughter but he was shot down by the Winnebago County States Attorney who would not purse it. As this good police chief explained to me there is no way the state’s attorney would ever do anything like this as he is an elected official and Rockford Memorial has 5,500 employees who all can vote versus my one vote. Two years later when it was proven the management of Rockford Memorial along with Bhattacharya joined together in a planned conspiracy of cover up 13 hours after eliminating Leanne and withheld, destroyed and re-wrote her medical records I went back to Joe Bruscato, the state’s attorney and he agreed Leanne’s records were changed after she was killed but it was medical related therefore nothing more than civil litigation.

 If we get back to the self-regulation and the fact the medical industry owns congress and the justice system and will do whatever it takes to insure they are never accountable for their actions I was forced to learn Leanne’s terrible suffering and death really had no meaning and is just part of day to day operations. This was also part of the training each of us victims and surviving family members of victims are taught or we have no voice, no civil liberties, no rights, no place to turn and there is no such thing as justice.

To help you understand what we face, I have provided a link to an article written by Cilla Mitchell called Apathy and I believe her document and my summary of it truly explains why our life really has no meaning and the biggest enemy we Americans will ever face is this life time and ten more is the US Medical Industry and the US Congress they have bought and paid for. As Cilla explains, the “code of silence” is enacted if any of us take exception to a medical professional killing our loved one and they will do anything necessary to enforce it. http://www.medicalmalpracticeawareness.com/apathy-silence-a-contibuting-factor-in-1000000-medical-malpractice-deaths-a-year/ . Furthermore, I have also provided a link to Dr. Sue Mehulic’s video which does a great job in explaining how the “code of silence” is enforced and what happens to anyone who dares break it http://www.medicalmalpracticeawareness.com/consequences-paid-to-break-the-silence/ .

If you agree I would like to post your story along with our emails as it just helps continue to build our case and support why millions of us have been placed in the hell reserved for us by the medical industry and congress if we take exception to a medical professional flat out killing our loved one.

This is the NEW USA we live in today and it sure has nothing to do with freedoms or democracy.

Dayton Smith, Jr.

dayton@medicalmalpracticeawareness.com

 

 

The suffering and death of Vada Ramsey by today’s Medical Business & the US Congress

I have provided below and attached a document written by Carol Leary regarding the terrible suffering and death her mom was made to face and the lasting impact this has had on Carol and her family. Carol calls this document WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? AN OPEN LETTER TO UPMC SPECIFIALLY AND MEDICAL COMMUNITY IN GENERAL. Carol does a great job of explaining her mom’s suffering and death and we have provided her, below, the real reason her mom suffered and died and why there are millions of us surviving family members of medical malpractice victims placed in the same hell as Carol and her family.

The Medical Malpractice Awareness response to Carol Leary’s document which follows!

Make no mistake your mom was made to suffer and die for a multitude of reasons all of which trace back to power, politics and especially greed.

You, I and millions of other surviving family members of victims are up against a 2.8 Trillion Dollar business that has bought self-regulation from congress. This self-regulation encompasses the Department of Health and Human Services along with all the 50 state medical boards.

Due to self-regulation, these agencies are nothing more than a mere extension of the 2.8 Trillion Dollar medical conglomerate and they are tasked to protect their own while regulating victims and the surviving family members of victims and will crush anyone who dares step in their way. This is done to insure no medical professional is ever made responsible let alone accountable for their direct actions. The self-regulation purchased from congress is also extremely necessary to enact the “code of silence” so no user of this terribly corrupt medical business understands the danger they place themselves in by merely walking through the door of a US Medical Facility.

You, myself and the millions more of us surviving family members of medical malpractice, negligence, carelessness, incompetence and flat out arrogance of many medical professionals and the government that supports them understand this danger but because no one spoke out before us we had to learn of it first hand while watching our loved one being treated like a piece of meat with a dollar wrapped around it.

This “code of silence” extends to medical professionals, the justice system, news media, victims and especially the US Congress and the 2.8 Trillion Dollar medical industry that has used its vast wealth to buy it all. Also keep in mind, the “code of silence” is protected by the police, the justice system and the US Congress and they will crush anyone who dares break it.

You mentioned doctors and nurses not coming forward to stop all this unnecessary pain, suffering and death but in fairness to them they are also up against this “code of silence” and will be destroyed if they break it. I have provided a link to Dr. Sue Mehulic’s video which more than explains how this “code of silence” is enforced and what happens to a medical doctor who dares complain about a hospital harming and killing its patients http://www.medicalmalpracticeawareness.com/consequences-paid-to-break-the-silence/ .

Welcome to the hell reserved for us family members of medical malpractice victims by the US Congress with their selling of self-regulation to the 2.8 Trillion Dollar medical industry.

It appears you have already learned what each of us are taught or we have no voice, no civil liberties, no rights, no place to turn and there is no such thing as justice. In the 6 ½ years after Samulindira Bhattacharya and Rockford Memorial hospital made wife suffer terribly while taking her to her death I was forced to learn the same thing. This is why we started Medical Malpractice Awareness as awareness is the only thing us Americans have to protect our loved ones from becoming just another needless death like your mom and my wife.

We have paid a significant price for breaking the “code of silence” and speaking out with the truth which must be silenced with political speak necessary to control the masses.

The only thing you have to fight back with is yourself and possibly the use of Medical Malpractice Awareness as we are hell bent to spread the word.

To us, a human life is sacred and far more important than the driving force of our country today or the dollar. Therefore, we would welcome you to help us in our efforts to spread the word, write stories about the realities we face and become active in our fight.

We are planning to get together in June to discuss a more formal approach. This is very difficult as this involves people from all over the country but I feel it is vital if we are ever going to break the “code of silence” and protect others from joining us in the special hell the medical industry, the justice system and their US Congress has set aside for medical malpractice victims and family members of victims if they take exception to someone flat out killing their loved one.

 

Dayton Smith, Jr.

Medical Malpractice Awareness

dayton@medicalmalpracticeawareness.com

(815)222-2097

 

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? AN OPEN LETTER TO UPMC SPECIFICALLY AND MEDICAL COMMUNITY IN GENERAL BY CAROL LEARY!

What is wrong with you? Those were the words I heard an elderly gentleman yell when he could not get a response to his call. I was at the hospital with my mother at the time and I still am asking that very same question:

My mother, Vada Ramsey, was admitted to UPMC Shadyside on 1/5/2012 for a heart valve replacement. A few weeks prior she had decided not to have the surgery but two surgeons (Dr. Navid and Dr. Anderson) convinced her to have it. They stated that “they do hundreds of these a year” on people in “a lot worse shape than you are”. She believed them. Mom was overweight and had a long history of congestive heart failure. She was doing well on medication but earlier in the year her local heart doctor discovered one of her heart valves was slowly closing…thus the surgery.

 he night prior and the morning of her surgery we were asked to scrub her from head to toe with an antibiotic body wash, which we gladly did. The day of the surgery was tense of course but a few hours later she emerged in what we felt was remarkable condition. Doctor Navid performed her surgery. She was awake, coherent and while she didn’t like the tube in her throat, she was in pretty good spirits. I stayed at the family house across the street and was very pleased and in complete awe of this facility.

 Day two went pretty much the same way with just a couple concerns. Her fluid retention was high due to saturation during surgery and she had always retained fluid due to her heart issues. They assured us that it would go away with time and medication. Lacix. She had been on Lacix for many years and it had stopped working for her over 3 years earlier. There is a newer medicine called Demadex that she had been on at the time of her admission and was doing very well with. Mom and most of my family brought this to their attention, especially when the fluid didn’t appear to decrease. We were also put out in a waiting room for extended periods of time under the pretense they would “call us” when we could go back in.

 From there it went bad quickly. Mom was complaining she was having difficulty breathing. They constantly wanted to lie her flat on her back. You can’t do that to people with a history of congestive heart failure, google it. It is not rocket science. Nurses informed her that the “pulsox” numbers were good and after 4 days she was moved out of ICU and onto the floor. Not a step down unit…the floor. In ICU, they have 2 patients per nurse. On the floor it is much thinner. Her first night there I received a call @ 5:00 am. She was having trouble breathing and was incoherent. They put her back in ICU for a couple more days, then back out onto the floor. She was there 2-3 days, complaining she could not breathe the whole time, me bringing it to the attention of anyone who would listen to no avail. She was given a laxative one of those days, and waited over an hour for someone to answer her call bell. The only reason she even had a call bell was because I was there. The staff continually hung it on the wall well out of her reach. She was frustrated and humiliated.

On January 16, 2012 my mother coded while my brother and his wife were in the room. They brought the nurse in (for the third time) who could see she was in trouble. The nurse called the code, tried to get the doctor on the phone but finally just went down to the ICU and retrieved the physician to help her. They had to resuscitate her and returned her to ICU. She had been complaining she could not breathe since the day after the surgery and no one would listen.

 That day they put my mother on a bowel tube and intubated her again, for a third time. Over the next few weeks they put in a “temporary” trach (we were assured) but her breathing was still not right. We kept pushing to change her fluid medicine, but it continued to fall on deaf ears. On almost a daily basis they would turn off her ventilator (to wean her off of it), hang her call bell on the wall and leave. Sure there are alarms that go off when a person goes into distress but when you hear them every day I guess you become immune. Please keep in mind this wonderful (but large) woman could not get out of bed, could not speak with the trach and could not call for help without a call bell. The type of person who would literally give you the shirt off her back. They suffocated her daily. I or one of my brothers & sisters were normally there but they would start the process before we were allowed in. One day it happened when I went down to the cafeteria for lunch. I have a hand written not from my mother that states “I ask them to wait for you, they wouldn’t”. I stayed across the street and she knew I would not allow them to suffocate her. On one occasion the tubing came loose while I was in the room. The alarms go off. I’m thinking people are going to come running and she is almost hysterical because she can’t breathe. They kept walking by like nothing was going on. Finally, I grabbed one of the nurses I recognized to help us and watched her put the tubing back together. After she left, I showed my mother what to do if the tubing came loose again. I cannot tell you how many times she did exactly that.

Scan0001 (4)On February 6th I was in the room when the morning doctor made rounds. I was not familiar with her but she seemed very knowledgeable. As she was checking on my mother, she looked at her incision site. This was the first time I had seen this…I am not medically trained and am a little “grossed” out by a lot of medical type things. The incision looked awful. The doctor ask me how long it had looked like that. I told her this was the first time I had seen it. It was gapped open about half an inch, greenish yellow on the inside with a fire red layer followed by an almost black layer. She ordered a culture test for it. I took a picture (which I hope to send you as well) and sent to my aunt who is an RN to see if this was an issue. My aunt was appalled. She instructed me to “find out what it was infected with”, which I never would have thought to ask on my own. So the next day I did ask. The incision was infected with E Coli and Psuedmonas.  As someone who has worked in the food industry I am very familiar with E Coli, it comes from fecal matter. But Mom was on a bowel tube and hadn’t went to the bathroom on her own for 3 weeks. How did this happen? Both E Coli and Psuedamonas can be prevented with hand washing. In addition, she was bathed every night supposedly, and no one saw this until it was this bad.

The next morning I went in to find my mother crying. I looked at her monitor and her blood pressure was up over 220. There was someone from respiratory adjusting machines. I ask her if they had shut it off and left again. She nodded yes. I had personally clipped her call bell to her gown the previous night so she wouldn’t have to endure this.That was the day it all went out the window. I no longer trusted or believed they were capable of doing anything in my mother’s best interest. I blew up and insisted on speaking with the unit manager, which I did. In addition I spoke with the kidney specialist and inquired as to why she couldn’t be put on the medication she was on when she was admitted. He said that there was no reason she couldn’t. It would not affect her kidneys any differently that what they were giving her. If something isn’t working, why would you not try something else? Especially when my entire family was shouting it from the rooftops. The next day they decided suddenly she was well enough to transfer her to a Long Term Care facility….with the infection. We decided on one closer to home in Charleston WV. Mom did not want to stay in Pittsburgh any longer. She was sure they were “going to kill her”.  It is a 4 hour drive to the LTC facility. Two hours into the trip I received a call from the ambulance driver. She was having difficulty breathing and they needed to stop at the closest emergency room. That told me, she was not well enough to be transferred but had become somewhat of a “hot potato”. I met them at the ER where they gave her some oxygen then proceeded to the LTC.

Two days later the LTC was going to do a “debriment” of the incision site as instructed by UPMC. Before they even started they discovered there was a hole clear through my mother’s chest via the incision site. They insisted on sending her back to UPMC…I cried and begged them not to but I was told “One doctor does not like to clean up another doctor’s mess”. When that mess is your mother, that is a tough pill to swallow.

She went back to UPMC on February 11th. Without going into more bizarre details, (and there are plenty)UPMC did a couple procedures, suffocated her daily, then a few weeks later sent her back to the LTC with a skin graft that wasn’t healing. I have read the handy little pamphlet on Patient’s Rights many times. Make no mistake about it, you have NO RIGHTS. The system is set up to where they can do what they want, lie to you, and as long as they keep a “code of silence” nobody but the patient suffers. I remember her surgeon sitting at the foot of her bed saying “You are going to make it Mrs. Ramsey”. One nurse in particular all but mocked my sister saying “I don’t know what you are getting so upset for, it’s not like she is dying.” On April 5th 2012 my family and I had to make the painful decision to shut off her ventilator. That incision was now approximately 2 inches by 8 inches wide. Her chest was wide open. This complicated everything as far as recovering from the surgery. She was constantly sedated for one procedure or another, on antibiotics for one infection or another and could not sit up and wean off the ventilator. Her death certificate says “multiple organ failure”.

But the truth is my mother had to die because someone didn’t feel like washing their hands. I am going out on a limb but I would like to suggest that it might be her surgeon, who on several occasions pulled his paper gown over his hands instead of washing and gloving up. I have accepted she is in a much better place but I cannot accept how she got there. I strongly believe if she had been given the correct medication and hadn’t acquired that ridiculous infection, she would be here now. In the past couple of years I have joined a gym, joined a church, still taking medication, did a year of grief therapy, taught myself to meditate and cracked all four of my molars from clenching. And I am still mad. To the rest of the world it wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, but to the seven children and fifty four grandchildren she left behind it was total devastation…and avoidable. That’s what hurts the most.

Then I learn some cold hard facts about the medical and legal professions. I ask for my mother medical records. The LTC had them to me in 8 days and they still use paper. It took me over a month and a threat of coming to get them from UPMC. They are digital and are mixed up to the point it will take you months to sort them out…but I did. And of course they were ran through UPMC’s legal department and changed in numerous places. The medicine she was on for fluid retention when admitted was omitted. I was sitting in the chair beside her when she handed them the paper with a list of her medications and I still have that piece of paper. Because of my mother’s age (75) her life expectancy was not so great that one of the “caring lawyers” who are “on our side” would take the case.  In addition, because she was on Medicare they would have an automatic lien on any settlement we would win. Not too many are lining up for that either.

So what do I want? First, I would like to know when it became acceptable to give a patient in the ICU an E COLI infection but the CDC would shut you down today if you find E Coli in a tomato? Am I the only one who thinks it is insane to expect more out of the people at Subway than your highly educated, medically trained professionals? Second, I want accountability, I want justice for my mother and most of all I want change. Talk to a nurse, ask her what she has seen. Until the people who see this on a daily basis quit hiding behind that veil of secrecy, the rest of us will suffer. STAND UP!

I have been a long time member of a group who is against frivolous lawsuits. In my mind, I am thinking the people who spill hot coffee on themselves, don’t like their prison uniform, or the little kid who runs into you while skiing. But I had no idea what the medical profession could legally get away with. Since my mother’s death I have done some research. …277 people die EVERYDAY from a Hospital Acquired Infection.  One out of every 3 people who go into a hospital will suffer and die from medical malpractice…1 out of 3. That is staggering but I have been enlightened first hand. When Mom was in the hospital we were in a hopeless trap. At one point, my brother and I discussed taking off the ventilator and driving her to the ER of another University. Medicare would not allow us to move her via ambulance but we were concerned about the harm we might do to her en route. We were one of the few people in the building who cared about what was happening to her.

  One of my favorite hymns has a chorus that goes something like this: “You cannot keep me silent, you cannot steal my voice, I will not be quiet, I will bring the noise.” If UPMC and the medical community in general thinks I will ever forget what they have done or am going away, you just made one more mistake.

 

Carol A. Leary

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Unnecessary Death of Nooreddib Sabet AZM – One More Medical Malpractice Victim!

This is just another story of yet another decent, unsuspecting and trusting American who sought medical treatment and like many others in this country ended up dead. Nooreddib Sabet Azm died on 3/2013 and his unnecessary death and what he faced is told by his daughter Samira Sabet Azm.

 

 

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  I lost my father, Nooreddin Sabet Azm, on March 2013 due to malpractice and negligence at Penrose hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In August 2012, my father was diagnosed with kidney stones and we were advised by Memorial Hospital to start treatment with Dr. Jeffrey K. Ferguson, who was an urologist. It is noteworthy that Dr. Ferguson treated my father incorrectly, placing 2 stents in his urethras that caused him burning and difficulty urinating. Ferguson then refused to remove them for several months. After months of continuous problems, pain, and complaints, Dr. Ferguson removed the left side stent, emphasizing that he would not remove the right one unless my father accepted to have the surgery; due to this my sister tried to find another specialist to help my dad, but she had no luck since finding specialists who accepted Medicaid (Sadly, Medicaid holders always struggle to find a doctor willing to treat them) or take care of Dr. Ferguson’s inchoate work was difficult. Finally, Dr. Ferguson, who was aware of this, urged my father to have the surgery in order to remove his kidney stones along with t he remaining stent, a surgery that was unnecessary. The surgery took place in Penrose hospital on March 5, 2013. During his one night stay in Penrose Hospital post-surgery, my father was restless and unable to breathe on his own. In addition to his difficulty breathing, he suffered from abdominal pain, rating his pain 8 on a 1-10 scale, and lost his appetite. The IV machine showed that his blood oxygen saturation level was below 70% (Normal blood oxygen levels are considered 95-100 percent) and started to make warning signals, in which the nurse came and increased the level of my dad’s oxygen. The next day after the surgery, my father complained about his abdomen that was so abnormally large, painful, and hard. Also, his toe nails were light blue, but, like other nurses, Dr. Ferguson told my father that he would be ok and just needed to drink a lot of fluids, walk, and go to the restroom to empty his bowels. Therefore, he was discharged from Penrose Hospital while he was still in pain and had consistent difficulty breathing and cough with greenish phlegm. In addition to pain and difficulty breathing, he was unable to empty his bowels; however, the hospital released him without paying attention to his conditions. Sadly, my father, who was completely healthy and active, passed away in Memorial hospital ER one day after his discharge from Penrose Hospital. According to the ER doctor, his lungs were full of fluid and his abdomen was full of infection, causing his heart to stop working. It is noteworthy that according to the autopsy result, both the right stent and the kidney stone were still in my father’s urinary system, showing that nothing was done by Dr. Ferguson for my father during the surgery. Why Ferguson did nothing during the surgery and why Penrose hospital discharged my father hastily, keep telling my sister that my father’s uneasiness, caught, and his loss of appetite were all normal post-surgery symptoms, which would go away after a couple of days?!!!! My father attempted to postpone, and even cancel the surgery for nearly 8 months because he believed surgery was not the only available treatment. But Dr. Ferguson pushed his plan and then he completely ignored my father, leaving him in a critical condition to suffer and die. Shortly after my father passed away, my family hired a lawyer because we believed that Dr. Ferguson and Penrose Hospital were either negligent in their diagnosis and treatment or they intentionally ignored my dad. It is noteworthy that because the value of any malpractice claim is strongly dependent to person’s age, income, and his/her contributions to the family, finding a lawyer interested in working on the case of my father, who was 74 and low income, was very hard. Sadly, after 6 months, our lawyer dropped the case because based on her claim she did not find a qualified doctor in the same field as Dr. Ferguson to thoroughly review the medical records and come up with an opinion of whether malpracti ce did occur. Besides the lawyer told us she just realized the medical records were not sufficient enough to support what actually happened. We were heartbroken and shocked how a hospital that was proud to be named one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” could fail to keep patient records and monitor my father’s lung and heart sufficiently and how this hospital abused my father’s trust. I traveled to Colorado Springs from Maryland to join my family and help my sister to obtain my father’s medical records. After reviewing the requested medical records, we realized that Penrose Hospital did not record my father’s critical conditions after the surgery, claiming that he was in a good and stable condition at the time of his discharge from the hospital. His other medical records related to the surgery room were destroyed and the autopsy result was altered. This time the autopsy result was indicating that my father had severe heart problems contributed to his death after surgery. The question was how a hospital could admit a patient with severe heart problems for a surgery without warning him or his family about the involved risks and if my father had severe heart problems, why pre-Admission Testing showed nothing??!!!!!! So we asked for pre-Admission testing results such as blood work, EKG and chest x-ray, but the hospital claimed that they did not have access t o the results because Dr. Ferguson’s insurance and his lawyers locked the records and let nobody to have any access to these records. After referring to the Penrose Hospital Patient Representative Center to find out why there was no record on warning signs of my father’s distress before and after the surgery, we were told that we needed to stop fighting because none of my father’s complaints were documented. Therefore, we needed to accept my father’s death as inevitable and predestined. There is no doubt that both Dr. Ferguson and Penrose Hospital are responsible for my father’s pain, suffering, and death. However, we experienced frustration of not being able to hold those responsible for this tragedy accountable. We started writing letters to Colorado senators and the state governor to notify them about my father and the tragic events that were involved in his medical care and death because we believed what happened to my father was only one of the painful events that are taking place every day in the United States. We then wrote two letters to White House as well, asking President Obama to consider this staggering problem as a serious issue that requires systematic changes in our health care system and related social and legal institutions, but we received no answer. Also, we filed a complaint against Dr. Ferguson with Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) and the Colorado Medical Board (CMB); however, they dismissed our claim after 3 months. Pushing innocent patients to have unnecessary surgeries to charge medical insurances and then leaving them in a critical condition to suffer and die are unforgivable behaviors that there is absolutely no excuse for them ever occurring. Sadly, For the most part, health care system, related social institutions, structures, and processes have not been set up in ways that effectively serve patients’ interests and when families, who have lost their loved ones due to medical malpractice and negligence, attempt to work within these systems to get justice they often face systemic constraints or outright legal challenges. Nooreddin was a kind father, a caring husband, a gentle friend, and a generous person, who always made decisions that had the potential for a positive effect on others . His departure continues to be deeply felt for many long years and his physical presence will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Samira Sabet Azm.

 

 Scan0004Medical Malpractice Awareness Response to Samira:

I am so sorry to read about what happened to your dad. What makes his treatment much worse is it is pretty much common practice and why 1,000,000 plus people are killed each year due to medical malpractice, negligence, carelessness, incompetence and flat out arrogance of many medical professionals and the corrupt government officials they have bought and paid for.

The other issue you have already found out about is as a surviving family member of a victim you have no voice, no civil liberties, no rights and there is no such thing as justice in this terrible country we have allowed to form around us. Anyone who dares think that we live in a democracy is living in the past and has yet to have a family member harmed or killed by todays’ medical industry and the government that supports it. Keep in mind the medical industry posts seven plus lobbyists to each member of congress, outspends all other lobbyists by a ratio of 4:1 and in the past few years has paid your government officials 5.6 Billion Dollars to insure their astronomical profits are maintained and that no medical professional is ever made responsible or accountable for their actions.

The other issues you have already learned is that it is legal for a medical professional to go into a patient’s medical records after they kill them and withhold, destroy and re-write them. Furthermore, you filed a complaint with the CO medical board which was dismissed without merit. This is not unique to CO but common in each of the 50 states. I would guess that out of each 100 complaints filed with medical boards throughout all 50 states that a plus 99 are dismissed without merit. The reason for this is the medical boards are the medical industry and their task is to regulate us victims of medical malpractice and insure none of their own are ever made accountable for killing us and altering the records afterwards.

If it helps you understand what it is you have faced I have attached a story we have just put together regarding a 27 year old named Carolee and what she and her family have been made to deal with. Once again what happened to your dad and the aftermath you, as the surviving family, will be made to live with the balance of your life is the norm and why we live in a country that has placed a dollar above that of a human life. The sad thing is we have no one in this country that will do anything to change it. The only ones with the authority to make these changes are the congress and senate but they will never cut their purse strings on the 5.6 Billion Dollars the medical industry pays them so the end result is that 1,000,000 plus Americans will be killed by the medical Industry, congress and the senate this year the next and the next as human life has no meaning when stacked against the dollar.

To help others understand the terrible country we live in I will post your story to our website and then link it to Face Book. It will be a week or two before this is done as I have received at least five of these stories in the past couple of days and I want to post Caroless’s story next and give it some time to stand on its own.

 Dayton Smith, Jr.

Medical Malpractice Awareness

dayton@medicalmalpracticeawareness.com

(815)222-2097

 

An expanded account of how infant Jakob was killed & the devistation left for his family!

An expanded explanation as to how little infant Jakob was killed as told by his mom Brandi:

A week ago we posted the story Brandi Richardson has to tell regarding the terrible death of her infant son Jakob. Based on the response to this horrendous story Brandi has expanded on how three different doctors sent her and her son away calling his constant pain and hurt nothing more than a common cold and colic. Furthermore, they refused to listen to Brandi, Jakob’s mom, as doctor knows best. As a result, Jakob died without ever receiving any form of care or an anti-biotic which would have cured him and saved his life. Through terribly gross negligence, carelessness, incompetence and flat out arrogance of three different doctors Jakob was eliminated over five years ago. This is beyond negligence, it is flat out manslaughter and in the end not one doctor or hospital group ended up being responsible or accountable for flat out killing Jakob.  So Jakob’s mom and dad have been relegated to the hell the medical industry and the US Congress they have bought and paid for has reserved for the surviving family members of patients they have killed. As Brandi points out, she lost Jakob twice. The first being when he died at the hands of three different doctors and the second five years later when she learned she would be unable to gain any form of accountability of the people who killed her precious son.

JakobBrandi Richardson commented on a link Medical Malpractice Awareness shared.
Brandi wrote: “Jakob got sick at three weeks old. I took him to see there different doctors over 7 weeks at Dwight David Eisenhower any medical center. His chest was wheezing, rattling. He was projectile vomiting everything he ate. And was screaming 8 to 10hrs a night. My husband was deployed. Though I lived with my parents. I never asked for help. He was MY baby. I was told he had a common cold/rhinitis and colic. And was called a young worried mom. His last Apt was 2.5 days before he died. My mom and I shared our concerns of him getting his shots still being congested. They said he would be fine. He was extremely lethargic and not eating. I called the nurse. They said it was normal to give him Tylenol. My uncle died Sept 17th. So the 19th we were at their house until about midnight. Came home, nursed him, and got him ready for bed..extra. Laid him down. He got up at 6:30am to eat. I fed him, rocked him. He fell asleep. I kissed him, told him I loved you monkey and lasted him down for the last time. I dreamed he died over and over that morning. Of his funeral, his casket, baby blue. That’s how I picked it out. My parents came home at 11am to write my uncles eulogy. I realized he hadn’t woken to easy. My heart sunk, I felt sick. I knew my baby was gone. Mom beat me to his room and screamed. Dad ran to the living Dijon caring my paddle, limp, lifeless sweet Jakob in his arms. I just screamed, what’s wrong with.my baby, please God no, not my baby, please good no. God please take me, please breathe life back into my baby. They tried CPR but it was too late, he had already begun to change. They did an investigation which took hrs. and would not let me inside to see my baby boy. Finally they were ready to take him away. They said I had 5 minutes. No way in hell could I let go after 5 minutes. So mom went in, held him, and prayed over him. They took him away in a duffle bag. It took 24hrs for Jason to get the red cross message and call me. I screamed for my baby on the back deck for three days waiting for my husband to get home from Iraq. The first and last time he held our son was at the funeral home. Which is where I also said my final good byes. We found out after thinking SIDS he died from widespread chronic interstitial pneumonitis. An infection in the walls of his lungs. He drowned in his infection. Had one of the three doctors listened to me and given him a freaking antibiotic he would be turning 6 July 11th. It moved to his heart, liver, kidneys and spleen. His lungs where twice the size they should have been. We fought a wrongful death law suit out of pocket for 5yrs. And right before we were going to court one of put expert witnesses backed out. We ran out of time top replace him before court and had to drop the case. Losing justice for Jakob was like losing him all over again. So sorry this is so long. I haven’t talked about the details in so long..”
 

Medical Malpractice Awareness Response to Brandi:

Brandi do not ever apologize to anyone you tell this terrible story to. I and most others who have read this have experienced the same as you. The only difference between us is how our loved one was killed. From that point on we are all forced to face the same thing and taught in this country today we have no voice, no civil liberties, no rights, no place to turn and no such thing as justice. These have all been taken away by this totally corrupt 2.8 Trillion Dollar medical industry and the totally corrupt congress and senate who have sold us Americans out in favor of power, politics, greed and especially their back pockets. There is a reason the medical industry has paid congress 5.6 Billion Dollars in the past few years and you being denied any type of closure or justice over the flat out manslaughter of your Jakob is the reason. I do not know if this helps but your terrible suffering is not unique but experienced by millions of Americans the medical industry and the congress who support it have killed over these past few years. This is also why the medical industry flat kills over 1,000,000 Americans a year. This is also why out of the 38,000,000 who sought medical care last year 15,000,000 Americans where either harmed or killed.

I ask what it is your husband was defending when he was deployed in Iraq as it sure was not for freedom or a democracy as there no such thing. These are nothing more than what this country used to stand for and has nothing to do with a country that has placed a dollar above that of a human life and looks the other way while the 1,000,000 plus of us Americans are killed each year.

Dayton Smith, Jr.

Medical Malpractice Awareness

dayton@medicalmalpracticeawareness.com

 

The death of Jakob due to medical carelessness – another American family to suffer & why!

These are two postings Medical Malpractice Awareness received from Brandi Richardson regarding the terrible death of her son Jakob at the hands of Dwight David Eisenhower Medical Center with our response to follow. What Brandi has expressed regarding the impact this type of death has on a surviving family member of a victim is repeated across the board for each one of the millions of people who have been killed in recent years by the medical industry and the congress they have bought and paid for. This is also the result of living in a society that refuses to get involved and would rather turn their back on 1,000,000 plus people being killed each year. I guess this just defines the apathy that has swept over our country and just another explanation as to why young Jakob lost his life and why Brandi will be made to live in this hell for the balance of her life. How can no one be responsible or accountable for the 1,000,000 plus Americans being killed each year but this is the country we live in today where a dollar has trumped the life of our loved ones.

 

Jakob 

 

 

 

Brandi Richardson commented on a link Medical Malpractice Awareness shared.
Brandi wrote: “I was impacted. My son was murdered at ten weeks old. My sweet Jakob. Suffocated in his lung infection at home sleeping because they refused to listen to a “young worried mom” and got away with it after I fought then for 5yrs out of pocket. It was Dwight David Eisenhower army medical center. So I had to sure the government. Not getting justice for Jakob was like losing him all over again..”
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Brandi Richardson commented on a link Medical Malpractice Awareness shared.
Brandi wrote: “It’s changed my life, who I am as a person, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend. I have PTSD from us finding him, anxiety, insomnia because I associate sleep with his death and reoccurring depression. Jakob Wright Richardson 7/11/07-9/20/07″
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Medical Malpractice Awareness Response to the hell Brandi and her husband have been placed in for the balance of their life by the US Medical Industry and the US Congress which has sold out us Americans.

I cannot tell you how bad it is to hear your story. I bleed for you as I have had to deal with the legalized manslaughter of my wife by Samulindria Bhattacharya and Rockford Memorial Hospital for 6 ½ years and there is no getting over it. The way I look at it is you, myself and millions more decent upstanding Americans have been relegated to the hell created by congress to insure no medical professional is ever made accountable for their actions. So we surviving family members of a victim are thrust into a perpetual “Ground Hogs Day” for the balance of our life as we have no voice, no civil liberties, no rights, no place to turn and no such thing as justice. These have all been taken away with the 5.6 Billion Dollars the medical industry has paid congress in the past few years, not to mention the seven plus lobbyists they post to each member of congress and the senate and the fact they out spend all other lobbyists by a ratio of 4:1.

I would give anything to find some type of closure for you, myself and the millions of other people who are facing this but there is no such thing.

Thanks again for stating what this has done to you as it helps others understand they are not in this alone. Some day we are going to have to take back the country we once had and relegate a human life above that of a dollar.

 Dayton

Dayton@medicalmalpracticeawareness.com

 

 

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27 Year Old Carolee a Victim of Medical Negligence, Carelessness & Incompetence-WHY?

The terrible, unnecessary death of Carolee and why do we live in a country that accepts and condones all this unnecessary suffering and death?

Scan0001 (2)I have noted below the terrible gut wrenching story of the needless death of 27 year old Carolee as a result of the gross negligence, carelessness and total incompetence of three separate doctors. This story is told by the friend of Carolee’s mom, Cilla Mitchell. Of course this makes this story even worse than it is as Cilla, herself, has had a similar experience with the legalized manslaughter of her husband, Cleveland Mark Mitchell which has been linked here http://www.medicalmalpracticeawareness.com/the-legalized-manslaughter-of-cleveland-mitchell/ .

I do have to point out that Cilla refers this as a travesty related to shoddy medical care while bypassing the “basic standard of care” in the state of Texas and blames a large part of Carolee’s death on the Texas Medical Board. Of course Cilla is 100% right but this is not an isolated issue with Texas or the Texas Medical Board. 1,000,000 plus people are killed each and every year throughout this once great country and the unnecessary death of Carolee is no different than these other decent, unsuspecting victims of medical malpractice, negligence, carelessness, incompetence and flat out arrogance of many medical professionals and the government officials they have bought and paid for. In fact, the only difference with this needless death of Carolee was how she was killed. From that point on the terrible grief, hurt and anger her surviving family will be made to live with the balance of their life is the same for the millions of decent Americans who have Scan0001 (2)been left to deal with the wrongful death of their loved one and this is repeated in every single state in the union. The first thing Carolee’s mom must learn is as a surviving family member of a victim she has no voice, no civil liberties, no rights, no place to turn and no such thing as justice. The very next thing she will be forced to learn is that the doctors and hospital groups who killed her daughter are not responsible or accountable for their actions regardless of the state lived in.

I would guess that out of each 100 complaints filed with all 50 state medical boards by a victim or surviving family member relating to medical malpractice that 99.9% of these complaints are dismissed without cause as medical professionals have no accountability for their actions regardless of the state they practice in. The one thing each of us has to understand is that the state medical boards are the medical industry and they will do whatever it takes to protect their own no matter how many of us Americans have been harmed or killed. Of course, this is a 2.8 Trillion dollar business that has used its vast wealth to buy congress as well as the justice system. Anyone doubting this must ask why the medical industry posts seven plus lobbyists to each member of congress, outspends all other lobbyists by a ratio of 4:1 and in the past few years has paid congress and the senate 5.6 Billion Dollars. As a result of this investment, they have insured that the dollar will always trump human life. I guess this is just another explanation as to why out of the 38,000,000 people who sought medical care last year 15,000,000 were harmed or killed. Another explanation as to all this unnecessary pain, suffering and death just might be that the medical profession stands to earn 30 to 40% more profits for each patient harmed as they get to fix the issue they created in the first place and charge for it. How many other businesses in the world make a killing by killing and get to charge, and get paid, for their defective product?

Dayton Smith, Jr.

Medical Malpractice Awareness

dayton@medicalmalpracticeawareness.com

(815)222-2097

 The wrongful death of Carolee as told by Cilla Mithcell:

 My friend’s daughter, Carolee, died in November 2013, at the age of 27 from cancer.  A cancer which is preventable with a simple pap test and treatable when found in time.  Twenty seven years old, with a successful modeling career in Austin and leaving behind a five year old daughter.  Twenty seven years old with her entire life in front of her, but died because an emergency room in an Austin, Texas hospital which failed to diagnose her because they didn’t run any tests when she presented herself with lower quadrant pain and sent her home with pills, and three other doctors who also failed to diagnose her with a simple pap test for the same complaint after her visit in the emergency room, only getting much worse in pain with each visit.  A twenty seven year old, who was a vibrant young woman who would still be alive today, if at least one of the three doctors she visited had done a simple pap test. 

Scan0002 (2)When Carolee, finally managed to get an appointment with her regular doctor, a doctor she could not get into see at the very beginning because he was backed up for months and months with appointments, it was too late.  When he did the Pap test on Carolee, she had six months to live.  It was too late.  Too late for a twenty six year old woman, at the time of her diagnosis, too late for her daughter who would be without her mother to share in the joys of a mother and daughter relationship and too late for the family who loved her. Tests are routinely done to avoid needless deaths via proper treatment.  Tests that are simple.  Tests that save lives. Why is it in the state of Texas lives are meaningless and treated cavalierly in the medical community?  Why?  Is this how Governor Rick Perry saves money in Texas by promoting shoddy medical care and bypassing the basic standard of care?  Is it because the Texas Medical Board who is in Governor Rick Perry’s pocket considering the fact he appointed about half of them including the president and all are bound together by the “Good Ole Boys Club??  Is it because Governor Rick Perry signed the Tort Reform Act in 2003 denying Texans their 7th Amend Constitutional Right?

Texans are losing their loved ones in the medical community faster than they are losing  people through cardiac arrests, cancer (when treated correctly), gun shots, drowning and auto wrecks.  I realize Texas and Florida are neck in neck in their lead in executions in our country, but I was not aware that Texas is taking pride in the fact they are killing Texans to be able to maintain their lead in deaths through their lack of medical care and lackadaisical attitude towards their own.

Cilla Mitchell

Will send you more pictures.  Spoke to Carolee’s mother and since this case is in litigation and against the doctors and hospital where the emergency rooms is located, am unable to name any names. 

 Protect you and your family from becoming the next “Adverse Event”:

 If this life time of pain, anger and hurt Carolee’s family has been thrust in along with Cilla Mitchell and the legalized manslaughter of her husband Mark, linked above, is not enough to make the point being made I have provided two more links from our Medical Malpractice Awareness website. The first link is a letter dated 8/24/13 to Samulindria Bhattacharya summarizing the terrible pain and suffering he subjected my wife, Leanne to while taking her to her death http://www.medicalmalpracticeawareness.com/confronting-my-wifes-killer/ . The second link is to the “Victim Post” page on our site and this describes the living hell our neighbors have been made to live while watching their babies, sons and daughters, husbands and wife’s and moms and dads become just another “Adverse Event” which is what the medical industry defines as killing a patient http://www.medicalmalpracticeawareness.com/category/guest-posts/ .

 Do not allow yourself or a family member to become one of the 1,000,000 plus “Adverse Events” each and every year. Take total control of your health care and never, ever trust anyone in the medical profession. If you follow the eight steps we have provided on the Medical Malpractice Awareness website “Protect Your Family” page linked here http://www.medicalmalpracticeawareness.com/protect-your-family/ you just might save the life of you or your loved one and avoid having the balance of your life destroyed by today’s US Medical Industry and the corrupt government officials they have bought and paid for.

 What part of all this needless pain, suffering, death and devastation imposed on all the wonderful surviving families who have no voice, no civil liberties, no rights, no place to turn and no such thing as justice is considered a democracy? This is a society ruled by a congress and senate that have sold you out in favor of power, politics, greed and especially their back pockets relegating a dollar above that of a human life.

 Finally, awareness is all we have in this country to protect us, our family, friends and neighbors from the total devastation Carolee’s family is now being made to endure. Thus, I plead with everyone who receives this email and / or subsequent Face Book posting to pass it on to everyone they know and insure these people than pass it on as well. This awareness alone just might save the next Carolee from having her life needlessly ended at the age of 27. Think how Carolee must have felt when she finally got the proper testing, after three other doctors overlooked it, and she finds out she only had six months to live. What on earth could she tell her five year old daughter to allow her an understanding as to why she would have to spend her entire life without her mom? 

 Dayton

The medical industries legalized kidnapping, false imprisonment and battery resulting in the death of Jennifer Desmond as told by her mom and dad, Shirley & Dennis!

I have noted below and attached the story of Jennifer Desmond and how she was made to suffer and die as a result of today’s medical industry and the government who supports it. This is a very sad story as told by Jennifer’s mom and dad, Dennis & Shirley Desmond. As with most of the 1,000,000 plus people killed each year due to medical malpractice, negligence, carelessness, incompetence and arrogance of many medical professionals the way Jennifer died may be different but what has been left for her family and friends to deal with is the same for all victims.

The very first thing each family of a victim is made to learn is we have no voice, no civil liberties, no rights, no place to turn and no such thing as justice. As we progress through the monumental bureaucracy set up by congress to protect all medical professionals and facilities we also learn that this 2.8 Trillion Dollar business has used its vast wealth to buy congress, all state and federal medical regulatory agencies and the justice system. As a result, each of us families have no chance at closure as the individuals responsible for harming our loved one have no accountability and no consequences for their actions. Manslaughter is considered the careless, negligent treatment of a human life resulting in death. If you get mad at someone, shove them and they hit their head and die you would be up for manslaughter. If a cab driver is driving recklessly and hits and kills a pedestrian he would lose his license on the spot and be up for manslaughter. However, if a medical professional displays this same carelessness and negligence he or she face no consequence and will never even be made accountable. Furthermore, they stand a good chance at making a lot more money by harming a patient as they can than charge to correct the issue they created to start with.

Jennifer’s death is a little different than most other victims as a major contributing factor in her death is the doctor in charge filed an unlawful 72 hour civil treatment hold and held her against her will. During this 72 hour hold she had been given the wrong medication and it was a little late once Jennifer was allowed to leave. As Dennis and Shirley explain what this doctor and medical facility did to Jennifer was nothing short of kidnapping, false imprisonment and flat out battery. However, this 72 hour hold is nothing more than another “back pocket politic law” written by congress as a result of the 5.6 billion dollars the medical industry has paid them over the past few years to insure their best interests are upheld versus the health, welfare and life of us current and future victims. I guess this law is not much different than the law which makes it legal for a doctor and hospital to go into a patient’s medical records after they kill them and alter them to justify the legalized careless, negligent treatment of their patient’s life directly resulting in death.

This is the country we live in today where a human life is secondary to a dollar as our corrupt government officials have sold us out in favor of power, politics, greed and their budging back pockets.

I would venture to say it costs a trillion dollars to fund agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services at the federal level and the 50 individual medical regulatory agencies and boards at the state level and the return we taxpayers get for this mandatory investment of our dollars by congress is less than zero. As a result, out of the 38,000,000 people seeking medical care last year 15,000,000 were harmed or killed. This is a defect ratio of 40% and it is our lives and that of our loved ones that have been put at tremendous risk by the astronomical bureaucracy established by congress to insure the profits of the medical industry are maintained and that no medical professional is responsible or accountable for their actions. The harm being brought our babies, sons and daughters, husbands and wife’s, moms and dads is the direct result of this 2.8 Trillion Dollar industry being allowed to operate without any proper standards, regulation, transparence or accountability. Of course this is merely the return of investment they have earned by posting seven plus lobbyists to each member of congress and the senate while outspending all other lobbyists by a ratio of 4:1. Money is the root of all evil and we live in a country whose leadership has proved it.

Dayton Smith, Jr.
Medical Malpractice Awareness
dayton@medicalmalpracticeawareness.com

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The Horrific Treatment and Death of Jennifer Desmond

As told by her parents Dennis & Shirley Desmond 

Our daughter Jennifer was a very bright, competent Adult that had Down Syndrome. Jennifer was a high school graduate and a very talented artist.

malpractice 1Jennifer lived with us and enjoyed a very supportive and involved family and friends. She had Advanced Directives, was her own power of attorney and was deemed competent by Olmsted County Public Health to direct her own care. As a result, Jennifer contracted her own care with Southeastern Minnesota Center for Independent Living. In addition, Jennifer received medical treatment from two specialists she chose at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Jennifer developed some issues which became a concern of her parents so she placed a call to her doctor but she was not available. As a result, we took her to the emergency room at Mayo Clinic Rochester MN, St. Mary’s Hospital.  In the emergency room the staff started Albuterol Nebulizer. However, Jennifer’s mom Shirley, who is a retired nurse, was very concerned with the safety of using Albuterol when Jennifer was already taking Furosemide.

As a result, we argued over Dr. Dennis A Laudon’s refusal to contact Jennifer’s cardiologist and questioned his competence when he wanted to change medications and give Levaquin, an antibiotic that had already been tried in the past with a very bad reaction.

Based on this and her prior experience with Mayo Clinic, St. Mary’s Hospital Jennifer requested to go home. She did not want to be admitted to this hospital as Jennifer felt their care was indifferent and neglectful and was fearful they had little concern with her best interests.

As a result of Jennifer’s request, this Dr. Dennis A Laudon took the following actions.

  • Created an unsubstantiated diagnosis he was not qualified to make.
  • Filed an unlawful 72 hour Civil Treatment hold.
  • Filed a false vulnerable adult report with Olmsted County
  • Forced Jennifer, against her will, to stay at Mayo Clinic, St. Mary’s Hospital where medical care was so grossly negligent it lead to her death.

malpractice 2Jennifer endured slander, abuse, cohesion and fatal treatment by hospital staff that knowingly, voluntarily and with common intent united with the actions of Dr. Dennis A Laudon and are liable as his accomplice.

Under current law what this doctor and medical group did to this innocent, wonderful person is clearly defined as Kidnapping, False Imprisonment and flat out medical Battery and this calloused, merciless, discrimination, negligent abuse of power and wanton disregard of the law has had an ever lasting impact on this innocent victim her family and friends.

We believe none of this would have happened if not for the fact Jennifer had Down Syndrome and this “discrimination based on her disability” by Dr. Laudon and Mayo Clinic, St. Mary’s Hospital must subject this doctor and hospital to criminal prosecution.

We are seeking more appropriate justice for the horrific abuse and death of an innocent victim. Medical Corporations, no matter how large or renowned, are not above the law and must be held accountable.

Dennis & Shirley Desmond

 

 

 

 

12 Hours in ER without Care – The Cause of Death for Anna Maldonado Baby!

Conversation between Medical Malpractice Awareness and Anna Maldonado

Anna Maldonado

11:37pm Dec 13

I am not exactly sure if what my husband and I experienced would be classified as malpractice and I have always wondered in the back of my mind. So I will share my story just in case. 3 years ago on a Thursday, I went into my normal doctor appointment being 22 weeks and 5 days and everything seem to be perfect. Friday, while walking in Walmart, I started to have contractions. I rushed to the er while on the phone with my on call doctor to let him know i was on my way. I got to the hospital at 6pm and nurses checked me and said I wasn’t dilated yet and they gave me meds to stop but said they couldn’t do further treatment without the doctor there. Well, all night I suffered in fear and pain alot not sure when the doctor was coming to check me. He didnt show up. I was not seen by the doctor until 7 am the next day, with no treatment besides the little bit that the nurses could do. I could of received a cerclage because i was still closed but by the time the doctor got there my son was in the birth canal. He then told me I would have a choice if I seeked medical treatment for my son because at 23 weeks he had a small chance. Well, I delivered my son and was told, there was nothing further they can do he has no lung development and he would only lived a few minutes. My son lived for 4 hours. I wasn’t seen by a doctor for over 12 hours and then they took it in their own hands to tell me my son had no chance but he lived longer then they even expected. They never even took him to the nicu to check him out. and being young, i didnt question but something in my heart told me it wasn’t right. I would seek legal action but being 3 years ago, I am unsure i would get anywhere, but its a shame that if the doctor would of seen me and given me a cerclage my son would still be with me.

 Medical Malpractice Awareness Response:

I sure would think this is malpractice. If anything it is the flat out negligence, carelessness and possible incompetence that caused the issue you had with your birth. I do not know all the details but I would think waiting 12 hours to see a doctor after entering an emergency room, due to your contractions, was a major cause of the death of your baby. However, no matter what happened you have also found there is no one responsible or accountable for neglecting you for 12 hours when I am sure you needed immediate care. The medical professionals call this negligent behavior, causing death, an adverse event. So your baby has become one of the 1,000,000 plus adverse events that take place each year. Of course sense no one in the medical profession is ever made responsible or accountable for killing a patient or to use their term an adverse event it really has no bearing on the people responsible but it is very adverse for the surviving family of the victims. It becomes even more adverse once the family is thrust into the aftermath and are made to learn their loved ones life really has no meaning and that they have no voice, no civil liberties, no rights and there is no such thing as justice.

The 2.8 Trillion Dollar medical industry has used its vast wealth to purchase congress, all state and federal regulatory agencies as well as the justice system. Of course, this is just another reason why 15,000,000 out of the 38,000,000 people seeking medical care last year were either harmed or killed. What makes this far worse is we have no one willing to put a stop to this as congress, the senate and president of this once great country have sold us out in favor of power, politics, greed and the 5.6 Billion Dollars the medical industry has paid them to insure a dollar trumps human life while their astronomical profits are maintained and no one will ever be made accountable for their actions.

Dayton

 

The death of two day old baby Victor due to medical error & no one is responsible!

Email received from the mom of baby Victor who was killed by today’s medical industry and of course no one is responsible or accountable for their actions as there is no such thing with today’s medical industry.

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Hi there, I was wondering if you could share my son’s story and his support page? It is a medical malpractice case and we are trying really hard to find a lawyer who is willing to help us seek justice. Thank you! WE THE PARENTS OF VICTOR JUNIOR, ARE TRYING TO REACH OUT TO OTHER PARENTS WHO LOST THEIR CHILDREN IN THE N.I.C.U. OUR SON WAS 4 DAYS OLD WHEN HE PASSED AWAY. AT 2 DAYS OLD, DUE TO THE NEGLECT OF HIS NURSE, HIS BREATHING TUBE WAS KINKED AND HE DIDN’T RECEIVE SUFFICIENT OXYGEN TO HIS BODY FOR ABOUT 6-10 MINUTES. WHICH IN TURN, CAUSED BRAIN DAMAGE AND HIS BODY SLOWLY SHUT DOWN WITHIN THE NEXT 2 DAYS. PRIOR TO THAT INCIDENT, HE WAS SEDATED AND HAD HIS EYES CLOSED BUT HE WOULD RESPOND TO FLASH BY SQUINTING HIS EYES. HE WOULD RESPOND TO TOUCHING HIS FEET AND HE WOULD CURL HIS LITTLE TOES. WE KNEW SOMETHING WAS REALLY WRONG AFTER THE INCIDENT BECAUSE HE WOULDN’T DO THAT ANYMORE. THINGS DIDN’T QUITE CLICK IN OUR HEADS. WE WERE GOING THROUGH SO MUCH STRESS AT THAT TIME WORRYING ABOUT OUR PRECIOUS LITTLE BOY. SO WE ARE HERE TO CONNECT WITH OTHER FAMILIES WHO LOST THEIR CHILDREN AND ALSO HERE TO SUPPORT THEM IN THEIR TIME OF NEED.

Medical Malpractice Awareness Response!

I remember you sending me this horrible story of your son a little while back and I believe I did post it but intend to do it again. I sure wish there was something I could do or at least an agency or person of responsibility, we pay to protect us, to turn to but this agency or person does not exist. Like it or not the only people who have the authority to actually change what has happened to today’s medical industry is congress but they have sold us out in favor of their back pockets. In fact, the medical industry has used its vast wealth to post seven plus lobbyists to each member of congress and the senate, out spend all other lobbyists by a ratio of 4:1 and in recent years has pumped 5.6 Billion Dollars into the back pockets of our corrupt government officials.

This has a lot to do with why Victor is dead no different than my wife and millions more. This is also why the real number of deaths by medical malpractice, negligence, carelessness, incompetence and arrogance of many medical professionals exceeds 1,000,000 people per year. Furthermore, this 5.6 Billion Dollar investment in congress has paid great dividends and is why we as victims have no voice, no civil liberties, no rights and no such thing as justice as the medical industry owns it all and we victims do not have in excess of the 5.6 Billion Dollars it would take to outbid their investment and pay congress for the laws that would place a human life above that of a dollar.

You also stated you were trying to find a civil attorney to file a law suit in your attempt to obtain some form of justice. I hope and pray you accomplish this but you have to understand civil litigation has nothing to do with justice. It is about what the life of our loved one was worth nothing more and nothing less. Keep in mind if you are able to file suit and win a judgment it will take many years of reliving your experience and when the dust settles the insurance underwriter will throw a check at you and the people who harmed your son will never miss a beat or a billing cycle and they will never be made accountable for their actions as there is no such thing.

 

Dayton Smith, Jr.

dayton@medicalmalpracticeawareness.com

(815)222-2097

The lifetime of hurt, pain and suffering for Malyia Jeffers and her mom and dad!

The terrible hurt and trauma brought to the Jeffers family and their two year old daughter. I believe this Steve Murphy is an advocate for the legal industry as he seems to post only victims cases that have won major settlements for the legal industry and has never posted any of the millions of cases the legal industry has refused to take as there was just not enough money involved. In any case, the life time of hurt the Jeffers family and their daughter Malyia must be told. At least Malyia and her family, unlike many other victims of today’s medical industry, will have the funds necessary to offer Malyia the best possible care.

 

 

Steve Murphy posted on Medical Malpractice Awareness’s timeline
“Watch one of the latest episodes of Network TV’s “Justice in America – When Doctors Go Wrong- Malyia Jeffers’s Story” to examine how Moseley Collins, the Jeffers’s family attorney, successfully represented their family in a very challenging medical malpractice case. Malyia Jeffers was two years old when her parents took her to Sacramento’s Methodist Hospital in November 2010 with a fever, skin discoloration and weakness. The ER hospital staff told them to wait to see a Medical Doctor. And wait they did……for 5 whole hours… Malyia’s parents repeatedly asked and…EVEN begged… (hospital workers) to treat their daughter. But the hospital staff told them to continue waiting. Malyia got sicker and weaker….hour after hour….until bruising on her body rapidly increased affecting her legs, arms and face… Malyia’s Dad demanded assistance. She was immediately finally flown in by helicopter to Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital before she received the appropriate diagnosis Doctors there found out that Malyia had a Streptococcus A Bacterial infection that had invaded her blood and vital organs. To save her life, she was forced to undergo the amputation of her legs, her left arm, and all of her fingers on her right hand. Moseley Collins successfully settled this case for $10,000,000 (Million) dollars to be placed in a “Special Needs trust” for Malyia’s present and future medical needs. This medical malpractice settlement ranks as one of the largest in California history. Today, Malyia is on the long road to recovery. She is still undergoing therapy and will need expensive medications, custom prosthetics, special garments and wheelchairs for the rest of her life. And most importantly, her parents are so very glad she’s still alive WATCH: http://www.insiderexclusive.com/upcoming/when-doctors-go-wrong-malyia-jefferss-story

 

Medical Malpractice Awareness response to Steve Murphy!

Steve I assume you are some type of advocate for the legal industry as each posting you make refers to some type of major settlement an attorney has won for a client who has been harmed or killed by today’s medical industry and the government that supports it. What we really need is an advocate for victims’ rights and people working towards solving the majority of problems and terrible trauma’s each of us victims are made to deal with.

The $10,000,000 settlement received by Malyia is a godsend as she is going to need continuous treatment for the balance of her life. The issue I have with civil litigation is it does nothing to stop the 1,000,000 plus people being killed by today’s medical industry each and every year. Furthermore, how many people are like Malyia and even find a civil attorney to take their case. Many are harmed, but possibly not to the extent of this poor young gal and few of them meet the mustard of civil litigation because their case is not a slam dunk or possibly they are older without economic value so few attorney’s will take their case.

Last year out of the 38,000,000 people who sought medical care 15,000,000 were harmed or killed and a number of these people did not want to put themselves through the emotional marathon of civil litigation and the majority of the people harmed or killed who sought a civil attorney to take their case were turned down as the economic benefit to the attorney’s was not enough. So Steve who is out there to help these people. The medical industry owns congress, all state and federal regulatory agencies and the justice system so who do these people turn to that have been turned away from civil litigation?

 

Dayton Smith, Jr.

dayton@medicalmalpracticeawareness.com