From: Millie (
Sat Jan 12 19:31:05 2002

Oh, how true!!! In April, 1999, my Mom had a triple bypass done. I was told repeatedly she was doing fine, and with a 'little rehab,' would be pretty much back to the way she was prior to being ill. The Drs. CONSTANTLY lied to me. "She's eating." Yeah... right!!! The truth was... she COULDN'T eat!!! Probably because of being on the ventilator 3 or 4 times. But she would be 'better.' Yeah... right!! Less than a month later, I had to give the verbal o.k. for them to put in a Peg (feeding) tube. She ended up in a nursing home. 3 days later, back to another hospital for respiratory failure, and was on the ventilator a few more times. The second hospital and Drs. had the brains to run tests, and found out she couldn't eat, and why. From too much ventilator. She never could eat again. We even had her to sign for ALL 1000 - plus pages of her medical records to be sent to the second hospital. GUESS WHAT???????????? Only 50 pages were sent. They wanted to bill my 80-plus year old Dad over $700 for the rest of her records. I said NO WAY could he afford that!!! I contacted what was a 'helpful' lawyer, on the advice of the wife of a local lawyer. I had to call them 3 times, and repeat the story. FINALLY, on call #4, I talked to the lawyer. SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!!! "I feel your pain and loss, but YOU will have to obtain as well as pay for those records, then I'll see if I can be of any help." Bet if it was those Drs. or the first hospital, the lawyer would have found no trouble helping them fight little bitty me. IMAGINE THAT!!!!!!!!! Then in my own case, to be told by Drs. that adhesions don't cause pain, so go to a psychiatrist... you're depressed." Then be told you're a colicky baby... it's not adhesion-related. THEN THEY WONDER WHY WE ARD SUFFERERS ARE ANGRY LIKE WE ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Imagine that!!! Thanks for letting me vent. Millie.

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From: Jean Long To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2002 2:08 PM Subject: RE: ANYONE KNOW A GREAT ATTORNEY

Heck, the lawyers in MY area only fight for the doctors!!!! I never did get my $1000 over-payment back from that doctor 2 years ago!! I even obtained a lawyer who was apparently in good with the doctor and did "nothing" for me although he said the doctor did owe me the money yet he just kept giving me the run-around!!

The doctor was paid twice.....once by me and again by the insurance company and the doctor was a participating doctor with my insurance therefore has to accept what the insurance paid him!! What a joke!!!! When I get letters in with my insurance about reporting "fraud" it really irritates me because it only means if the insurance company is owed money not you!! They refused to help me since "they" got paid and it was now "my" responsibility to get my money back. they could have prevented this from happening by sending me their check instead of the doctor after me telling them I had already paid the doctor but refused to do it that way!!!!!!!

I should have known when he said "oh, I know that doctor" and called him by first name!! After all the lawyer can make much more money off of the doctor's fighting lawsuits than us peons now can't they?? The rich get rich and the poor get poorer!


"SMILE............It confuses people!" -----Original Message----- From: []On Behalf Of Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2002 1:17 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Subject: ANYONE KNOW A GREAT ATTORNEY

I'm not sure if this attorney is the one that we want in filing a class action suit. Anyone know a famous (very good attorney) that specializes in medical mal-practice suits?



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