Havertown, PA asked in Health Care Law for Pennsylvania

Q: I was in a hospital from 2am until 6am needing 22 stitches in my leg.. 11 dissolvable and 11 on the outside.

While I waited for my stitches (under the influence of alcohol), the nurse told me the doctor came in between 5-530 while I was sleeping and decided to let me sleep with the deep wound in my thigh. They told me they were extremely short staffed at the time.. I do admit I had some heated words with a nurse there about the time I was waiting for my sutures to get started & I did happen to leave before getting discharged due to the amount of time I also was waiting for that. Along with waiting, I had a gash in the other leg that needed 1/2 stitches but the doctor decided not to do anything until an x-ray tech came in, looked at it, & told me it was too deep to not have anything. The doctor decided to glue it shut instead. Nurses from other hospitals told me to sue after seeing the stitch & glue job.. I would like to know if I would be in a place to do so or if I would just be wasting my time?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Unlikely that it would be worth the cost of the case, but as members of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice like myself offer free consultations so that you may get informed advice, why not contacting them.

Your leaving however could end the story. Unless your wounds and bleeding were imminenently life threatening, you would be low on the triage list than many others.

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