I went in for a lap-gallbladder removal in October 2003, was toldi could go home that day after the surgery i was put in a room, very sick, the doctor told my husband, that he had nicked the bile duct, they kept me on pain meds and fluids, i kept getting worse, also on moriphine for pain,on the 8th day in the hospital my husband confronted the doctor and told him he had better do something or else, he sent me to another hospital, upon arrival, after an x-ray,i was put into icu, they could not do any surgery, because i was so swollen, all they could do was put drainage tubes (4)in my abdomen to drain the bile. ( I was 136lbs when i went into the er the first time) on this 8th day i weighed 198, and had not had a bite to eat. I stayed in this hospital for 30 days untili was stable enough to go home, and was told i would have to have more surgery to repair what the first doctor did, which by the way was not a nick, my bile duct was cut completely in half. 4 months later i had the surgery after becoming very sick, and almost scratched my skin off, brome the bile in my blood. To this day i still have good days and bad, and it all ended up costing us 300,000.00 in medical bills, with no insurance we lost our home and 10 acres of land. Yes I have a law suit,it's been building going on 7 years, just heard the other day we will have our day in court Sept. 2010
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