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Doctor Failed to Diagnose Crushed Vertebra for Four Months


A Primary Care doctor failed to diagnose a crushed vertebra T-12 for four months of extreme patient agony. The patient was my mother, an 82 year old woman who repeatedly visited the hospital and PCP complaining about back, hip, and leg pain. Nothing was done until I insisted a referral be made outside this "zoo-like" hospital- to a real doctor! The spine clinic doctor ordered an MRI which immediately revealed that T-12 had been crushed during a fall on Feb. 14, 2007. MRI wasn’t read until June 10th, 2007. The time that lapsed is ridiculous. This doctor is unfit and should have license pulled.

The hospital also falsified medical records after giving my mother "A-Fib" for 18 hours due to taking her off her prime medicines.  A-Fib is Atrial Fibrillation or rapid heart rate.  My mom slept for 4 days straight after that episode. I have evidence of their falsification due to having one of the vials of IV they put in her.  They said she was not treated for a problem.  What a big fat lie!

The hospital was recently exposed as having corrupt paramedics who falsified how a cardiac patient was picked up, who subsequently died because they made him walk down 3 flights of stairs.  I told you this place needs to be shut down! The hospital covered up these lies, but somehow they were exposed.  It was in a Sunday newspaper of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette in July.