Abscess misdiagnosed causing big problems!

#1 2015-04-23 13:41:29
Theakk

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Abscess misdiagnosed causing big problems!

In 2007 a friend was regularly visiting her GP due to lower back pain which was causing pain down legs.During the visits she was told that it was growing pains,sciatica and do basically deal with it (no blood tests or scans were offered) After constant pain and being lifeless she went to A&E due to not getting anywhere with her GP.They then did blood tests,urine and then came to light that she had a deep infection(they knew there was something seriously wrong) they then gave an emergency CT scan to find the problem that's when they discovered a large abscess on her bowel that caused her kidney to be squashed which as an effect made her kidney inflamed once that was spotted they took her to recus,put her on a drip,heart monitor,blood transfusion and was taken to another hospital in a ambulance were specialists had to drain her kidney drain then the abscess then had to put a stent from kidney to bladder because her kidney was not functioning correctly.

This resulted in spending roughly 8 months in hospital.During the hospital stay she was having to have a number of blood transfusions and taking certain medication to get her strong enough and to a certain body weight to be able to have the operation needed (weight was very low because of being ill and having no appetite or energy)

During the operation she had to have bowel resection which was a very large piece of bowel removed.


She now has large scars on her stomach and other little ones scattered on her upper body which has caused her to be very self conscience.

This could all of being avoided or at least being made easier if the GP had acted sooner rather than delaying and telling her to deal with it and not offering scans or blood tests for at least peace of mind that all avenues have being explored.


She wondered if she had a strong enough case for any compensation.

#2 2016-07-09 04:19:45
Chuckles

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Susan, I'm so sad for you.  Hoping yo&;#39ull feel better tomorrow, and MAYBE the thief will have a change of heart and feel guilty for what he's done to you.  As you say, it's not the stolen objects that hurt, but the stolen trust.