Q: there Is a lot of blank pages in my deceased fathers medical care report and other odd stuff .
Electronically signed dates are like the next day. Then one op note was added like a month later.
One part says he was taken to recovery doing well without problems then it’s the same papers but it says death. But they say he died i the catch lab.
He was givin too much medicine I think. Just in the ambulance alone he had 6 rounds of Epi.
In one part it says they restored timi 3 flow in all vessel. Brief pea arrest that was successfully treated with at compressions and a dose of epi.
Then places iabp for mechanical support . Unfortunalty after cpr he started to develop pulmonary hemorrhage under anti coagulation and heavy bleeding in the et tube and we were unable to oxygenate him continued cpr for sometime but elected to stop due to futility.
But this other paper says he started to have pulmonary hemorrhage and we could not oxygenate him or get him out of pea.
As it was said prior brief pea arrest that was successfully treated with chest compressions and a dose of epi.
A: These are questions which cannot be answered without further review of the records either by an attorney or another physician. Blank pages and late signings are not unusual practices in and of themselves to warrant suspicion. Please keep in mind that you only have one year from the date of the deceased's death in which to file a request for review by a medical review panel. The Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act requires all claims of medical malpractice be submitted for review by a medical review panel.
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