“I'm Ya Huckleberry”

Since: Jan 09

Louisville, KY

#1 Apr 18, 2013
I'm curious, if a person goes to the hospital for a serious condition and they are admitted to the hospital and by the time they are discharged they have contacted MRSA from the bedding, would that be medical malpractice.

Recently I went to the Wayne Co Hospital"s ER. Complaining of severe abdominal pain with fever. They recommended that I be admitted to Somerset Hospital for more test's. I was taken by ambulance and admitted at 3:30 am. After spending the next 11 1/2 hrs in severe pain and the only thing that I received for pain was a single Norco given to me at Wayne Co. at 1:00am I was finally given something for the pain. Medicine that I am prescribed and on file at my pharmacy. By this time I was diagnosed with Acute Pancreatitis by their doctor on call. That was the opinion given to me at 10:30 am. By the time I received my regular medicine my pain level was over the limit for me. I was a 10 plus in pain. It made a broken back feel like a paper cut!

After spending 6 days up there, I got up on the sixth day and totally went batshit. My leg had swollen to almost twice it's normal size and was a very bright red. I called the nurse in and she freaked out as well. Her word's were "OMG, your leg wasn't like that when you came in here".. She called the doctor and he ordered a ultra-sound to check for blood clots. No blood clots! Three days later I was then diagnosed with MRSA and eventually released to go home with a prescription for $2,000.00 antibiotic's. To make a long story short I contacted the MRSA in their hospital due to the bedding. You can't catch MRSA from Pancreatitis and I sure as hell never had it when I went up there, so would that be considered medical malpractice? If so should I seek an attorney and do I have a leg to stand on as this has now spread to both legs and also in an eye and on my face.

“pervinco per logica”

Since: Feb 12

Eradicate willful ignorance.

#2 Apr 18, 2013
Yes, MRSA infections are certainly cause for malpractice lawsuits. You are right that it is essentially impossible for you to have contracted that infection from any other source if you were there for 6 days, though I would first speak directly to the hospital administration to see if they will pay for all treatment related to it. I mean, as long as you make a full recovery, that's probably all you'd get from a lawsuit anyway. Permanent loss of function is generally required to get more than that.
Duke

London, KY

#3 Apr 18, 2013
John doc Holliday wrote:
I'm curious, if a person goes to the hospital for a serious condition and they are admitted to the hospital and by the time they are discharged they have contacted MRSA from the bedding, would that be medical malpractice.
Recently I went to the Wayne Co Hospital"s ER. Complaining of severe abdominal pain with fever. They recommended that I be admitted to Somerset Hospital for more test's. I was taken by ambulance and admitted at 3:30 am. After spending the next 11 1/2 hrs in severe pain and the only thing that I received for pain was a single Norco given to me at Wayne Co. at 1:00am I was finally given something for the pain. Medicine that I am prescribed and on file at my pharmacy. By this time I was diagnosed with Acute Pancreatitis by their doctor on call. That was the opinion given to me at 10:30 am. By the time I received my regular medicine my pain level was over the limit for me. I was a 10 plus in pain. It made a broken back feel like a paper cut!
After spending 6 days up there, I got up on the sixth day and totally went batshit. My leg had swollen to almost twice it's normal size and was a very bright red. I called the nurse in and she freaked out as well. Her word's were "OMG, your leg wasn't like that when you came in here".. She called the doctor and he ordered a ultra-sound to check for blood clots. No blood clots! Three days later I was then diagnosed with MRSA and eventually released to go home with a prescription for $2,000.00 antibiotic's. To make a long story short I contacted the MRSA in their hospital due to the bedding. You can't catch MRSA from Pancreatitis and I sure as hell never had it when I went up there, so would that be considered medical malpractice? If so should I seek an attorney and do I have a leg to stand on as this has now spread to both legs and also in an eye and on my face.
Hey Doc, haven't seen your mug on Topex lately & was wondering where you've been.......

It would be very hard to determine where you came into contact w/ this methicillin-resistant Staph, especially since you were in two hospitals. There was nothing malpractice about it at all. You just
became infected because your immune system was down because of your illness.

I would thank The Good Father that you're recooping, save your $$ spent on a lawyer, don't think they'd touch that anyway, and live to fight another day, ole "pard"!!!

You gotta get ready for that "round up" next month in Waco, so you've got to be fit for the saddle!!!!

“I'm Ya Huckleberry”

Since: Jan 09

Louisville, KY

#4 Apr 18, 2013
Duke wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Doc, haven't seen your mug on Topex lately & was wondering where you've been.......
It would be very hard to determine where you came into contact w/ this methicillin-resistant Staph, especially since you were in two hospitals. There was nothing malpractice about it at all. You just
became infected because your immune system was down because of your illness.
I would thank The Good Father that you're recooping, save your $$ spent on a lawyer, don't think they'd touch that anyway, and live to fight another day, ole "pard"!!!
You gotta get ready for that "round up" next month in Waco, so you've got to be fit for the saddle!!!!
I tell you what, if it were not for bad luck i'd have no luck at all! Uggg!

“I'm Ya Huckleberry”

Since: Jan 09

Louisville, KY

#5 Apr 18, 2013
_Ummm_ wrote:
Yes, MRSA infections are certainly cause for malpractice lawsuits. You are right that it is essentially impossible for you to have contracted that infection from any other source if you were there for 6 days, though I would first speak directly to the hospital administration to see if they will pay for all treatment related to it. I mean, as long as you make a full recovery, that's probably all you'd get from a lawsuit anyway. Permanent loss of function is generally required to get more than that.
I'll certainly say this, next time don't stop in Somerset, I am going to Lexington or back home to Louisville.
howlin mad murdoc

United States

#6 Apr 18, 2013
Yes doc u got a fine case. Get u a good attry from out of town and sue sue sue!!!

“I'm Ya Huckleberry”

Since: Jan 09

Louisville, KY

#7 Apr 18, 2013
howlin mad murdoc wrote:
Yes doc u got a fine case. Get u a good attry from out of town and sue sue sue!!!
Don't think I'm not tempted, in fact more than tempted. This coming from a man who hates lawyers. It's a sad sad world when you come home from the hospital sicker than when you went in. I only have one word come to mind. PISSED!

“pervinco per logica”

Since: Feb 12

Eradicate willful ignorance.

#8 Apr 18, 2013
Duke wrote:
<quoted text>
You just became infected because your immune system was down because of your illness.
Exposing an immune compromised patient to a multiple antibiotic resistant bacteria (and failing to diagnose and treat for 72 hours) isn't negligent now? I don't buy it. The patient should not incur costs for things they don't walk in the door with.

I don't doubt that there's no way anybody is getting millions in this scenario. But given what has been described here, refusing to be a doormat could have you walking away without paying out of your own pocket for treatment of an infection that the hospital caused. If you're going to be out enough $ to make it worth your time, pursue it.

“I'm Ya Huckleberry”

Since: Jan 09

Louisville, KY

#9 Apr 18, 2013
_Ummm_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Exposing an immune compromised patient to a multiple antibiotic resistant bacteria (and failing to diagnose and treat for 72 hours) isn't negligent now? I don't buy it. The patient should not incur costs for things they don't walk in the door with.
I don't doubt that there's no way anybody is getting millions in this scenario. But given what has been described here, refusing to be a doormat could have you walking away without paying out of your own pocket for treatment of an infection that the hospital caused. If you're going to be out enough $ to make it worth your time, pursue it.
Believe me it's not the money I care about. I would love to share the treatment I received with all those involved up there. They should receive the same as they give, however the Dr. can pay $2,000.00 for 20 pills he would not have needed if they had done their proper job, nurses and aides included.

People who read this and have no other option than go to that hospital better be warned. "Bring your own linen". Also bring your own meds, by the time you get anything, you may not need it!
Duke

London, KY

#10 Apr 19, 2013
John doc Holliday wrote:
<quoted text>Don't think I'm not tempted, in fact more than tempted. This coming from a man who hates lawyers. It's a sad sad world when you come home from the hospital sicker than when you went in. I only have one word come to mind. PISSED!
Hey Doc, as I stated earlier, it would be impossible to determine where you came in contact w/ MRSA.....Staph aureus is a very prevalent bacterium, found anywhere, EVEN on your skin before your immune system went south. Save your $$, time & peace of mind & live to fight another day.....you might have contacted this Staph at the WC Hospital....who knows!!!

Take care of yourself Doc, Waco roundup will soon be here!!!
howlin mad murdoc

United States

#11 Apr 19, 2013
There is a such thing as standard of care. Seems to me it could have been wch and lcrh at fault. Not just one but both. Take care doc. Do what u think is right...

“I'm Ya Huckleberry”

Since: Jan 09

Louisville, KY

#12 Apr 20, 2013
I do know how the nurse acted when she first seen my leg, she freaked out. Also I spent a relative few hrs. in WCH in my clothing as opposed to 6 days before this was visible in LCRH in a hospital gown. Also when they changed the bedding they never sanitized the bed under the sheets. When they changed the bedding I was in so much pain from the Pancreatitis I didn't even care or think of it.

MRSA is contacted by hospital stays I have read on sites on the internet and I certainly know that I never contacted it at home. I think I am slowly recovering as the redness and swelling are going away but as for being ill. This took the cake!

“I'm Ya Huckleberry”

Since: Jan 09

Louisville, KY

#13 Apr 20, 2013
Duke wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Doc, as I stated earlier, it would be impossible to determine where you came in contact w/ MRSA.....Staph aureus is a very prevalent bacterium, found anywhere, EVEN on your skin before your immune system went south. Save your $$, time & peace of mind & live to fight another day.....you might have contacted this Staph at the WC Hospital....who knows!!!
Take care of yourself Doc, Waco roundup will soon be here!!!
I'm ready but Waco may be a bad idea. Lets try Kansas City first and then we'll see about Waco!
worthy

Elizabethtown, KY

#14 Apr 27, 2013
I had a friend who went to somerset to have her baby via csection. She had the child and then ger fever went sky high! Yes MRSA or staph in abdomen she got while having surgery there. Her wound was opened back up and drain tubes were placed. They sent her home like this for home health to finish doing vacuming and i.v. Therapy! I have heard so much bad about that hospital! Another friend went there for heart surgery and ended up at central baptist with a nicked artery! Only to then find out he didnt even need heart surgery! Good luck in getting a lawyer Doc! Sue the hell outta that nasty place! Livingston tennessee has a much better hospital!

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