Q: Can I sue St Luke's hospital for CT scan of my wrong side and sent home when hours before I had pancreatitis. ?
I had been having severe left upper quadrant pain for a few months. and about two weeks ago I was really bent over double with pain on my left upper quadrant. I do not have a car but there was a urgent care center with in walking distance. There at the walk in urgent care the doctor took my blood and ordered a CT Scan with contrast came in and said we need to transfer you to a hospital. You have pancreatitis. I could not go right then I had my dog at my apt no one to care for him until I could get some one. They wrote me as AMA, Within a couple of hours I had my dog taken care of and a friend gave me a ride to St Luke's ER. I felt from the moment I was in triage I was being profiled. I felt like they didn't believe me and I was there for pain killers. I was taken back and the er dr order a CT Scan with contrast and no blood test. After the scan he came in test is normal yo can go. I was up last night and found my scan no wonder he found nothing they did a scan of the right side..
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. To evaluate your matter more meaningfully, an attorney would likely want to review your patient file with a medical professional. You could reach out to med mal attorneys, many of whom offer free initial consults. That would be the most practical first step in exploring your legal rights here. If an attorney determined that you might have the basis for a case, most law firms in this field work on a contingency basis. That's something to discuss with individual firms. Good luck
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