Monday, July 15, 2019

UNETHICAL DOCTORS.....LAWYERS THAT GIVE LAWYERS A BAD REPUTATION AND ME.......their worst nightmare

I'm back with One Final update on my over two year long battle with Bad  Physicians....
And Even Worse Lawyers......
Most of you all know I had Foot Reconstruction Surgery in May of 2017 after
many years of my right Big Toe deciding it no longer wanted to be associated with the rest
of my Four toes....The Big Toe decided to go East while the other stayed on course....
I discovered so many disturbing things along my final six months after being
Diagnosed with a permanent..... rest of my life.... disability...... that I felt...as I often like to do....
Make this my "Public Service Announcement" for 2019.
I always say if my ramblings and craziness only help one person from this 
happening to them then I will have done my job.........
Most of my readers are all in my age bracket (we are old!!) so I hope it enlightens you about
some facts concerning both the Medical Profession and the Legal Profession.....
And you All know I do not embellish.....
Here is what I have discovered....first some facts about physicians....
Many of them surgeons.....Or Specialists....
When and If You ever have Major surgery the first thing to remember is
#1....Have it in a legitimate hospital....I requested and I was declined saying I had to have it in the Surgeon's Surgical Center.......
First of all they throw you to the curb as soon as one eye opens in the recovery room.....
They try to insist you get a "nerve block" so they can remove you from the premises without you screaming in pain until you return home.....
They also have No Obligation....in the case of something going wrong...to get you in touch or give you information who their insurance carrier is.....
The Georgia Medical Board will only give you a yes or no whether the Physician carries
Malpractice Insurance....
If something goes wrong in a Hospital and even at an Imaging Center you can get in touch with
their "Risk Management" people who handle their insurance....this eliminates having to get an attorney if it's not life shattering.....
In a Physicians Surgical Center they refuse to give you that information....

#2......I am very afraid of Anesthesia....I have a problem waking up from it...Nothing is worse then hearing your name but not being able to open your eyes or say anything.....

My Sister-in Law in her 50's died during a simple biopsy procedure from Anesthesia....
I signed a consent and said I would be billed from an Anesthesiologists office....only to find out that in a Surgical Center owned by the Physician they do not always use actual Physician Anesthesiologists.....they are using "Nurse Anesthetists " Now you might not have an issue with that but I do.....If you are going to put Sue to sleep and hope she wakes up you had better be a fully trained...years of experience.... a real physician.....


Another reason I bring this up is I declined the nerve block for surgery 2...3...and 4...
So I screamed in pain all the way home...It was a moot point because I don't remember a thing....
When I had the screws removed from my ankle the young fellow came in all Gung Ho insisting he knew better then I and I had to get the block done....It was an argument that did not need to be...If you wish to decline.....stick to your guns...do not have them force you.....
(Remember the actual Anesthesiologist with her training hit and damaged my nerve....)
So I looked him up along with my friend Google and in 2016 he had Disciplinary Action

Brought against him by the State Nursing Board....and this is who my Surgeon was using to put Me under Anesthesia......I wasn't happy about that bit of information....

#3.....start getting your medical records on a regular basis as your going through the surgical process...Do Not wait until you need them. They are your records and they have to give them to you...If you go for an MRI or a CT Scan they always let you leave with the info on a disc for you to bring to the doctor. Ask for a second copy for yourself....They will happily give it to you and you will not be charged later on if needed....I also ask when the Radiologist will have his written report ready... I always go back...usually a day or two after, and get a copy. I read it and if I don't understand a medical term or description I look it up on Google....
So when You go in to discuss it with the doctor you have as basic knowledge of what's going on....I know with women they try to blow you off like your an idiot....
They hate me as I go prepared knowing too much..
Read the records and if something is not right let them know and make sure it's corrected....

Now I will try to keep this brief (Who am I kidding)
Let's talk about those people that give lawyers a bad name.....
Our daughter is an Ivy League Lawyer.....
as Honest as they come and Brilliant at what she does.....
But she does respectable Corporate Real Estate Commercial Financing Law.....
Maybe not so exciting and certainly not as lucrative as a High Priced Malpractice Lawyer....
But she can sleep at night with a clear conscience......
I was on the phone with these Boobs for a good 25 minutes....The girl would ask me questions...put me on hold for a minute...then come back on...I assumed she was sitting in an office passing along the info to a lawyer....After 25 minutes she finally asked "How Old Are You".....
"I am 68 why do you ask".....she puts me on hold again and then says.....
"Sorry we won't be able to help you".......Click.
I'm thinking Morgan and Morgan is only for.....
"Certain Age People"....Or certain types of people....Me not being one of them....
So Desperate with time running out.....I actually called this Guy.....
Yup....One Call That's All....
I was even embarrassed to admit this.....
 At least they were pleasant and said Mr Nugent's office needed at least 10 Months before the Statute of Limitations runs out to prepare a case..

Again what if you don't know you have a permanent disability 10 or 8 or 6 months ahead of time....
Are you suppose to file a suit in anticipation that you will never get better....
It's ridiculous....And totally in the favor of the Physicians.... Not the injured patient.
It was now getting closer and closer to my May Deadline......
I also spoke to Judge Hackett's Office of T.V. Fame....
I have to say the women I spoke to was lovely....tried to help by giving me ideas of what I could do to "secure my statute date" by filing myself with the help of Legal Aid...
She sounded clearly concerned which I was appreciative but again...
They were unable to help because there was not enough time left.....


No One Knew by now that my Foot was Progressively getting Worse.....
I always explained it to the Surgeon from Day 2 that my Toes felt as if they had dried glue on them...'The pain unbearable 
After so many Months in casts and multiple surgeries I tired to be positive that perhaps they were all right about it taking a long time to recover after all I had well over 100 stitches in my foot and leg..

But I knew this was not going away....
I had all the Classic symptoms of RSD....altered feeling...stiffness....no feeling of hot just excess cold...cramps....in a foot that was frozen....a limp...hip pain from the limp....torn ligaments in my knees from abnormal gait.....sleepless nights with a claustrophobic feeling because my foot would not move.....So Of Course any person no matter how strong is going to be emotional...
RSD...is a Condition listed at the Website of
NORD
"National Organization of Rare Disorders"......
This is Not like "Fibromyalgia"
This is a Neurological Disorder caused by a single event like and accident or a surgery mistake
That damages nerves and damages your "Sympathetic Nervous System"
Most common to happen in a limb....arm or leg...but over time can spread. 
There is no cure.....
They call it a Disease....I call it a Condition.....
Cancer is a Disease.....I can not die from this......

 I am not one to give up...not when I know this did not have to happen...and it did not have to be 
Ignored and not addressed as soon as the surgeon knew there was a problem.....
I put my Trust in this man.....
He Can Not say he had no idea of my symptoms as during the same time he was treating me he was treating another women with the same condition......

May 15th was getting closer and closer.....

So I continued calling firm after firm....leaving messages....talking to secretaries.....going directly to offices but unable to be seen....I did get a few offices to read the medical records to get rejected with the reason being......
"we looked over your surgical records and we see no wrong doing"......
I was not able to speak to these people who are suppose to protect us after harm is done....
It was all third party discussions.....
Yes.. I was starting to get very emotional on the phone....
I saw my life as I knew it changing forever and no one cared.....People who make a lot of money....
40% of what is recovered wanted to do no work.....I was hit with ridiculous questions as if I were to blame....But I kept calling every single day....with my list sitting at the kitchen table.....Or calling from my car....
Same story over and over and over again.......
I was mentally falling apart.......I had to relive it every single day to people who were probably not even listening to a word.....

The #1 decline reason was.....
"You needed to contact us months ago....we don't have time to put together a case...your Statute is only months away..'
Why the famous Lawyer in Atlanta who specializes in this condition/injury held my medical records from November until the end of January is a mystery.....  When I go the call on January 25th that they didn't have the time to handle the case it was devastating....
They wouldn't even refer me to anyone else...Told me to contact the Georgia Bar Association......
This Attorney had just won a case for a man with the same injury for a bit under 2 Million Dollars and the Jury awarded the man's wife an additional 2 Million for her.....She was Not injured in any way. 
But they were Young and I ...although I don't agree......am old....

I called out of State..Alabama....South Carolina......I called NYC large firms.....I could not find anyone who practiced in Georgia.
And it appeared to me that 99% of Malpractice Attorneys in the State ALL went to the
State Law School....
I found only One who graduated from Rutgers Law In New Jersey......
Our Motherland as we call it......I figured I found a lawyer with Jersey Fight in them...
I spoke to his Paralegal for a few months and provided them with everything I found....
Inconsistencies....missing records on the Physicians Assistant who assisted in the surgery at the 
Medical Board of Georgia....
I made a Complaint as their records never showed this person ever worked at the Surgeons
Office.....They are not required to let you know the outcome....
Mr. Rutgers Law kept all my records and I never heard a word from him to this day.....

I was sitting on my own copies of my records...What was I thinking.........
READ THE MEDICAL RECORDS YOU IDIOT!!!!!!
So I sat for hours scouring the records to see what all these lawyers were reading.....
Not one ever Asked me any questions about what was being read..,.To hear my story....
THE RECORDS WERE ALL GENERIC IN NATURE......
THAT'S CORRECT....
I was reading page after page after page....Probably over 300 pages....
They weren't talking about ME.....None of it......
No mention EVER of my foot feeling paralyzed even after the casts were removed...
It was finally mentioned in October of 2018 when saw I the Physicians Assistant instead of the doctor. He was the first to document it in the records....but that was 18 months later.....

Statements signed off by the surgeon  on How I was able to Stand and put Weight on my foot and leg....with Little Pain..
 I had my second surgery for the Toe reconstruction.... TWO DAYS before that recorded statement...... I was in a wheelchair with a full non-weight bearing cast on.....I couldn't even stand....

Surgical Records were Altered.....Was I going Crazy.....????
What in the World was I reading.....

Things done and written in detail during surgery that never happened.......
I was able to Confirm this through Insurance Codes and billing from Medicare and United Healthcare that the procedure he wrote so precisely right down to the length of time it took was never done.....
I contacted the Anesthesiologists billing department to see who was falsely stating this information...
Was it the the Surgeon or the Anesthesiologist...
It was the Surgeon.....
Not billed for.....just never done.....but documented as being done....
What was he hiding,.......
I mentioned all of this is my last post.....

I will end with this.... for you to think about.... and hopefully you will be as shocked as I was....,
I thank you if you had the patience to take the time to read all this....Like I said if I can inform just one person who's life might be made whole again..... if even just Mentally....It was worth my time to write this....

In speaking to one law firm in Texas I had a women who was a Doctor who worked for the Malpractice Lawyer....when I told her what I had found tracing back the billing codes and calling the insurance carriers to find false information all over my records.....she said this.....

"THIS PRACTICE IS NOT UNCOMMON IN PROBABLY 90% OF SURGEONS WHO DO THE SAME PROCEDURE OVER AND OVER....AT THE END OF THE DAY IF THEY ARE BUSY OR TIRED  THEY WILL SIMPLY "COPY AND PASTE" SOMEONE ELSE'S RECORDS INTO YOUR FILE TO SAVE THEM TIME".......

I could write a book about the entire ordeal....So much corruption between the doctors.....
So much greed and lack of empathy for the injured by the lawyers....
So many lives ruined with no recourse.....
This is Happening every day....Everywhere..........
It would be a New York Times Best Seller.....

 Most of you know I love to entertain with my writings and the Family exploits....I like to make fun of myself for being a bit wacky.....and of course  my crazy cast of characters....
No one needs to hear how bad life can be...it's much better to laugh even if it's at yourself.....
I hesitated to document this but I felt I had to.....
Not for Sympathy but to Educate....
This needs to brought to someone's attention not to benefit me as my ship sailed on May 15th.....
But to help other people in the future who have had their lives turned upside down by unethical doctors...

The Two Year Statute Of Limitations from the date of the Incident is a Joke....
If the doctor that injures you strings you along and gets other people to agree that it takes time to heal when they are well aware they have caused you harm are simply running out your time.... to me that is CRIMINAL.........

I believe everything in Life Happens for a Reason.....This is not the first time I have had an injury at the hands of other people....I have never sued or made a formal complaint against anyone in my 68 years...I have always just moved on.....and figured it happened for a reason.

On May 1st of this year......14 days before my 2 year Statute of Limitations expired.....
FIVE Short Months after I was told I will be Disabled for the Rest of my Life....
I sat down at my Computer and I wrote a letter to the Surgeon...
It was time to "let it go"......After all it wasn't going to change the damage that was done...
I needed closure to move on with my life.....it was consuming my life.....
I mailed it the next day marked "Personal and Confidential......
I did not expect a response..........

His Integrity as a Man is Nonexistent......
He knew Nothing could be done to him at that point in time for what he did and how he kept quiet....
As my future was being taken away little by little.....


The Letter was not rude or insulting in any way....

I complimented his skill that he was able to straighten my foot....I told him of my disappointment in him....I didn't rush into this surgery....I "Chose" him after seeing many any others...

I thought he would FIX ME not HARM ME.....

In the end I asked that when he soon retires and has his own grandchildren and he gets to take them to Disneyland and to the Beach and take them on family vacations........He gets to travel with his wife....He gets to enjoy every day
as time gets shorter and shorter.... he worked hard and now it's time to enjoy the rest of his life......
All I asked was for him to just think of me during those times....... because I will be unable to enjoy any of those things......

I signed it simply....

From The Heart.....
           Suzanne Adivari....... 




















1 comment:

Susie said...

I just pick your blog up from Nana Diana Takes a Break....I read this today I will go back and read the previous post...but honestly the picture was enough to know "Something's is not right". My God. I believe every word you have written. Every word. My husband has been in and out of hospitals since Nov. fighting cancer. In the first stay so many drs came and went. The case worker told me , "if there's anything I can do for you let me know." I told her , "I want a list of every dr who came and went and why they were even in this room"...She said , with a big surprised look, "No one has ever asked for that." I never saw her again . They were all trying to get some of the insurance monies. I know not all are fakes but many are greedy. MY head was spinning and my tummy churning reading what you have been thru. So sorry , wish you could have sued them. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie