Are Doctors Withholding Information from Patients?
A litany of lawsuits has been issued against Orange Park Medical Center for various examples of medical misconduct, despite vehement denial of malpractice by hospital spokespeople. The suits allege that the hospital has committed fatal errors and violated Florida’s Medical Malpractice Act and Nurse Practice Act, as well as the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.
One critical care doctor describes an atmosphere of intimidation and secrecy within the hospital, claiming he was deemed disruptive in a peer review after pointing out the hospital’s unsafe procedures.
Another physician, a nurse, claims she was told to withhold reports of medical mistakes, a severely reprehensible act. She quit her job and alleges that she was harassed and retaliated against after complaining of misconduct involving the untimely death of a 35-year-old heart attack patient.
Still others describe a delayed surgery on a patient whose largest abdominal artery was on the verge of rupturing. The doctor in this situation thought it more prudent to run a head scan and track changes in the patient’s mental state instead of acting to preserve the major artery.
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