I was injured by a member of hspital staff! has anything like this ever happened

@ersmommy1 (12598)
United States
December 16, 2008 8:14am CST
to you? It was a resident. She came into the room to check my incision. She ripped away my bandage. And with she took skin on both sides. I and boy did I complain. I let my doctors know, the nurses etc. Have you ever been injured by someone employed at the hospital?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Ouch!! I know this is 4 weeks later..but was something done? did she get into trouble? No, I wasn't ever injured by the hospital staff before sorry to hear that you were and that this person wasn't so gentle. Hope she atleast got a talking to.
@williamjisir (22901)
• China
18 Dec 08
Hello ersmommy. I am sorry for the injury you got from the nurse who checked the incision. I hope that you will soon get well from it. Good luck to you, ersmommy.
• United States
17 Dec 08
Ouch! You are right in bringing it to the attention of the staff, I think.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
16 Dec 08
No it did not happen to me. I might consider myself lucky. I hope that youa re feeling a lot better now.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I'm sorry this happened, ersmommy. I have never been hospitalized in my whole life so no, nothing like this has ever happened to me but if it did, even if I was drowsy and medicated to the fullness, I would probably try to sit up and shake that person up... On a good note, this means you had your baby! Congratulations!
@riyasam (16571)
• India
16 Dec 08
it happened to me once.once during a small surgery in my left palm,the doctor gave me local anaesthesia and immediately took an incision(they are supposed to wait for 10 minutes).i did scream with pain.such callousness on their part!!!!!!!
@lilybug (21147)
• United States
16 Dec 08
OUCH! I would have been pissed if a resident or any other member of the hospital staff ripped a bandage off of me and took some skin with it. I once had an IV put it wrong. The needle went in and right back out of my vein. The IV solution was going into my flesh and causing a huge bulge in my skin.
@owlwings (40829)
• Cambridge, England
16 Dec 08
Hmmm ... I see you are in the US - a so-called 'developed' country with specific guidelines on how health care professionals are supposed to behave. Since you (or your insurance company) pay for your health care, I think I would file a full report (including supporting evidence, if you can get it, from the other nurses and doctors who had care of you. That person certainly seems to need to be made aware of proper practice in health care and it appears that you need some kind of apology (at least) and compensation (possibly) for the extra time that your wound may have taken to heal. I am not one to encourage suing for thousands of dollars at every opportunity but, often, the threat of legal action is enough to get adequate restitution and will make people behave correctly in future. Just the mention of a possible 'official' complaint (even if you have no intention of involving lawyers) and the recognition that YOU know just how the service falls short of acceptable will often start the right wheels in motion.
@cynthiann (18618)
• Jamaica
16 Dec 08
This must have been awful and hurt you so much. I would have complained loudly too. No I have never been injured in hospital. Once though, I was the one who inflicted the injury. After 15 hours of labour with no pain medication, the baby was about to be born and the nurse had left it too late to call the doctor and so she squeexed my knees together. Quite involuntary, I kicked her - hard. she had been so horrible to me throughout the labour. Awful memory. Blessings
• Philippines
16 Dec 08
was it intentional or unintentional? what was the reaction of this staff after he or she ripped the bandage and saw that such action removed the skin? this is really bad. you can complain about this staff so that his attention will be called by his superiors.