Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The true insanity begins

Did you know that after you have any medical procedure, rather than keeping your entire file, medical professionals will purge your file of anything that looks like it might later come back to bite them in the butt? Nice, huh? Lawyers keep everything. Well...at least the lawyers I know who do a good job. Maybe unscrupulous lawyers purge files?

Also, with new medical privacy laws, I have to go in to every doctor's office I am requesting medical records from, and sign a piece of paper that says I am releasing my records...to myself. Absurd? I think so.

Now that I have finally stopped sobbing, the anger has set in and I am off this afternoon to three different doctor offices to sign and copy...

Someone said, "All the courtroom justice in the world won't bring Alex back." That's true. But I owe him the truth. And if I can get courtroom justice that prevents this from happening to some other family, then Alex won't have died for nothing.

2 comments:

holley said...

Big hugs.

Sweet Coalminer said...

Oh my god. I am so sorry. I am so so sorry. That breaks my heart. Fucking horrible doctor. Oh honey.

You have already done so much just by posting it here. Fearless Pregnancy assholes and doctors who can't be bothered will have to deal with informed patients, regardless of their desire to merely doppler, criticize weight and catch babies as o.b.s.

Did you confront the doctor? I am so so so so sorry. Where do you live?