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Q: The hospital nurse made me walk to my vehicle when i mention. I was feeling dizzy she suppose to take me in welchaire

The hospital nurse made me walk to my vehicle when i mention. I was feeling dizzy and was feeling pain in my lower back she suppose to take me in welchaire to my vehicle i had just delivered my baby and the nurse made false statement of me i felt discriminated and i have this back pain

3 Lawyer Answers
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: with the little info i have it appears at first blush that she did not follow protocol for hospitals discharging a baby.

not sure how that could cause back pain.

if you had fallen walking and broke something it might be a case to pursue.

i hope you and the baby are fine.

Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman
Answered
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It sounds like you were not properly supervised when you were released. However, unless you were injured when you were released, you do not have a claim for damages. Discrimination is a difficult thing to prove, and to bring a claim for discrimination is very costly and time consuming. I suggest you call the Hospital if you want to complain about the way you were treated, but I am not sure they will do much for you. Sometimes it is best to just walk away and move on. If you continue to have back pain, and think it was caused by the nurse not taking you to your car in a wheel chair, you may have a case. Only time will tell. Good Luck.

William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It is unclear whether you were injured, or just offended.

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