A true story – An 80 old husband took his 80 year wife to the local hospital because she had fallen and had skinned up her arm – abrasions.
When the husband addressed his concerns about the shoddy wound care, flimsy bandage, the doctor dismissed his concerns. saying “I am the doctor, what you know?” Wife was rushed off for a MRI (average price $2,500) as the fall could have been caused by a stroke.
The next day husband visited wife with same flimsy bandage no proper wound care, although the MRI showed a ‘minor’ stroke. The husband immediately demanded proper wound care, and it was too late, she had developed MRSA infection and was dead in 3 days.
The bereaved husband said he could have cleaned the abrasion at home with water, finishing up with hydrogen peroxide, proper dressing, and his wife would be alive today!
The same hospital wrapped a compound humerus fracture in an ace bandage and arm sling, sent patient home….see x-ray
below. The “Patient” suffered for 3 months until he received a proper diagnosis.
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