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Can't get into a doctor - is this legal??? PLEASE HELP
jermanda23 posted:
My son was in the hospital a month ago for neck pain. Through tests we discovered it was a hematoma. The neuro-surgeon was horrible to us - he lied to us about some tests and accused us of abusing my son. We let him go and asked to see another dr. on the team. Now, the entire neuro group at this hospital has refused to see us. They sent us a certified letter terminating our care. We're trying to see another neurologist in the area but they won't take us either. We have been home for a month with my son in a neck collar, without explanation as to why this could have happened (other than abuse), no idea how this will be treated if it doesn't heal on its own. There are vertebra out of alignment at his spine and there is possible spinal cord damage. The original horrible doctor said that if it doesn't heal he will need to have the bones fused which could cause paralysis later in life. This is very serious - we have been through absolute hell and we still don't have a doctor to see if he is healing or what will happen if he doesn't heal. Isn't this patient abandonment? Is this even legal for everyone to refuse care when it's such a serious condition? We're terrified and we have no answers. We are considering taking legal action soon. Has anyone else been through this with a doctor?
Anmar22 responded:
That's horrible, I really don't have any advice, but I'm sorry you're going through this. How could they do that to someone? I hope you find help soon.
Laney0705 responded:
That's just terrible. Can you talk to your pediatrician and have them recommend you to another neuro-surgeon. Maybe you can go to a doctor a little farther away. I really hope that you get a resolution. Your DS needs the best care he can get.
Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
Jermanda I thought I posted this back days ago, but I don't see my post now. Please ask this question on our Parenting Community as well.

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