BABY'S HOME! What would you do?

United States
November 11, 2008 1:11pm CST
HI, everyone. Ella is finally home, she had surgery and had some complications so our stay was much longer then expected! But she is home and doing better. One of the reasons we had to stay so long is an iv line went bad and the nurse kept using it. She finally stopped when a doctor came in and yelled at her. But long story short the foot got infected and Ella got Bacterial Menagitis! because of the menagities Ella may have a lot of other issues. Well, before I left they tried to get me to sign something saying I wouldn't sue. The kinda slipt it in with other papers that I needed to sign. But I read everything first and I returned that paper unsigned. Now I am not sure if I will sue but if she has long term issues shouldn't I consider it?
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@spalladino (17926)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I'm glad that Ella's home and life can get back to normal for you guys. OF COURSE you have the right to sue if Ella has any signs of long term damage due to the neglect of that nurse. She was trained to know better and didn't give your daughter the quality of care that she deserved. I wish her a very speedy recovery.
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• United States
20 Nov 08
I am sorry it took so long to get back to you I actually had to take miss ella back she had some issues but we are home again! Yeah!
@tlb0822 (1412)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Congrats on the little one, and I'm glad that she is doing better. Regarding the paper, I wouldn't have signed it either. It is your right to sue, if your child has other issues because of their mistake, then they should have to pay for it. I would consider it, for the simple fact that they have caused worry, and other issues for your family that wouldn't be their if they hadn't made a mistake. Once again congradulations.
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• United States
20 Nov 08
I agree! I hate the idea of it!
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
11 Nov 08
[i]Hi Rachel, I will agree with the advice by the second responder, talk to the lawyer and then have a record of what happen and if they will do it again, you have a great evidence, they should be very responsible and careful of their actions! Congrats for your baby! Enjoy![/i]
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• United States
12 Nov 08
I have reported the nurse another parent told me the same one gave her child the wrong medication. they are suppose to double check meds with other nurses before administering. But who knows how many times she has done something like this!
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I would at least speak with a lawyer and find out what the statute of limitations is on something like that. If she does end up having a lot of medical and developmental problems because of the hospitals neglect then you want to be prepared to sue. I think the hospital should be held accountable for the nurses incompetence. I was wondering what was up with you. I figured that the baby would have been home before now. I am glad she is home and doing ok for now.
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• United States
12 Nov 08
She should have been home several weeks ago, if not for the complications. She has so many things going on now. The fact the infection was close to a growth plate might be a problem, and she has bladder reflux now that might require surgery later. Her MRI said that there was some fluid in the brain so who knows. So I think your right a lawyer is necessary.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Wow well congrats on the baby! I missed your discussions on going to have a baby since my notify alerts only like some of my friends lol I think you should not sign off on anything since you have no idea if she will have any problems later on in life. Good luck with the new baby, how many does that make now?
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• United States
12 Nov 08
She is number 6 and this is my first discussion in awhile. I have been very busy with her. Hugs Rachel
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@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
1 Dec 08
If it has repercussions yes I would sue. After all it would be their fault. However I do hope that there will be no repercussions for Ella. I hope that she has a speedy recovery. © ronaldinu 2008
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@smacksman (6074)
12 Nov 08
Welcome back! Certainly gather the facts now for maybe future use. As time goes bye memory fades, nurses move on, doctors retire, etc. At least if you have written statements now you have the ammo for later use. I just really hope that it won't be nescessary. Please give wee Ella a special hug from Uncle Smacksman.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Welcome home, Ella. I love your beautiful name. Rachel, I think you already know what you should do. At the very least, they need to cover costs of staying longer due to the mishap. I say you look into getting a casefile opened and anything determined to be related to this complication needs to be paid through the case manager. Cheaper and better for everyone than try to handle it all through the court system. Best of luck to you on all this.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Nov 08
yes and I would now before they try to cover up specially as she kept useing it.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
11 Nov 08
You certainly should! If she is going to have long term issues connect with this you are looking at years of expense! Glad she is home though....hope she is feeling better soon too!
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I would definitely sue if anything more happen. Your baby's life is more important than the hospital staying in business if you don't sue them. I would go for it in a heart beat that way they won't do the same thing to anyone else again.