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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by sixtus3606(m): 8:18am On May 28, 2016
you see??...this is one major problems of we Nigerians. Topical and sensitive issues like this are been kicked randomly like a football. But when someone posts snake, accident, luxury, sex and the likes... that's the only time they come put pro actively. *SMH*


Anyway, I was also a victim sometime in 2014. while I was working with a 3star hotel(name reserved), we junior staffs were entitled to health insurance.
it happened that one day I fell I'll with severe malaria(not medically ascertained), I opted for my chosen hospital. After explaining the symptoms which I was experiencing, they doc only ended up prescribing paracetamol (counting) and 150naira cough syrup.

2days later, I was placed on emergency, because my doctor friend finally diagnosed I had typhoid and malaria.

I even fainted twice. that is the worse illness I have ever experienced. but to God be the glory...all is now a story.

moreover....I am AA(I have never fell sick since that day) grin


like mologi...mo n wa iyawo wink

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by hydeka: 8:19am On May 28, 2016
Twaci:
Doctors told me I had brain inflammation coupled with a heart disease and that I would die within a year....

That was 2008 smiley
But you are still alive and posting on nairaland! The devil is a liar! Hallelujah! grin

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by pinkyliceous(f): 8:20am On May 28, 2016
What's O rh?


apeleone:
five years ago wen i was pregnant wit my first child during d antenatal registeration process saw d lab result that I was O rh negative and I am positive had to see d medical lab scientist another test was conducted n it came out positive,we have to always double check wat ever result we're given in most hospitals
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Nobody: 8:21am On May 28, 2016
[email] A nurse gave my brother who had a straight leg, injection in the butt. It made him have "k-legs", till we used stretching and pressing to make the curved one a lil bit straight. But till now, his legs aren't straight like before. [/email]
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Twaci(f): 8:21am On May 28, 2016
hydeka:

But you are still alive and posting on nairaland! The devil is a liar! Hallelujah! grin
Let's just say I survived. All Jah's work.

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by DifferentBoy1(m): 8:21am On May 28, 2016
I have....I was handed over to a student doctor for practice in BMH Port Harcourt when I had acute appendicitis, he tore me open and forgot what next to do,I nearly died due to over bleeding, if not for the main surgeon who came and took over from him.

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Smhart1(f): 8:23am On May 28, 2016
I am a victim. it happened when I was young, I was sick and taken to the hospital.. can't really remember things but I can remember I was given injection which immediately paralysed my right leg, I was let to opt out of school for over a year because all the veins in my right leg were dead and Was on serious medication to get me back on my feet, till today there is slight difference in my legs.

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by sleek82(m): 8:24am On May 28, 2016
pinkyliceous:
What's O rh?


it means she has (blood group of O and a negative rhesus factor )
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by geefasee: 8:26am On May 28, 2016
i lost one of my twin due to the so call shifting of duty. Those that took the delivery of the first could not finish before the other set resumed. Infact it was a tough time for my wife becaus of that silly negligence. Though people still call me baba twins sa

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by eyinjuege: 8:27am On May 28, 2016
Many people are writing on hearsays.

The OP requested that if YOU have ever been wrongly diagnosed, share your experiences.

We want to hear PERSONAL experiences, and not something someone that knows someone told you.
How did you go about getting the right diagnoses and what did you do as per follow up.....

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by madridguy(m): 8:27am On May 28, 2016
I am trying hard to hold back my tears for your friend that her womb was removed. I swear down, God forbid if I were in her shoe, I will do anything possible to kill the doctor or the surgeon. I can't imagine why someone will just rendered another person life useless. May God Almighty comfort her.

Nnemuka:
yeah i know a friend who had irregular menstruation, visited her doctor and was informed it was an infection.
Quack doctor claimed it was an ovarian cyst that requires surgery to be removed.

Unfortunately in the process of surgery damaged her womb, so womb had to be removed.
she was aged 17 then, right now she is well over 30 still single and never saw her menstruation again.



Another happened at "Boshan" doctor claimed she has fibroid, scheduled her for an operation and afterwards he came out to inform us that it was appendix.
Advice: majority of Naija doc are quacks, especially the ones trained in Nigeria.

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by sleek82(m): 8:29am On May 28, 2016
Smhart1:
I am a victim. it happened when I was young, I was sick and taken to the hospital.. can't really remember things but I can remember I was given injection which immediately paralysed my right leg, I was let to opt out of school for over a year because all the veins in my right leg were dead and Was on serious medication to get me back on my feet, till today there is slight difference in my legs.
the injection could be novalgin or analgin or any other one similar....if not administered correctly, it could even paralyse someone permanently
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by madridguy(m): 8:31am On May 28, 2016
And what did you do to the student doctor and the useless surgoen who cannot give himself for practical ? I go commit crime oooooo.

DifferentBoy1:
I have....I was handed over to a student doctor for practice in BMH Port Harcourt when I had acute appendicitis, he tore me open and forgot what next to do,I nearly died due to over bleeding, if not for the main surgeon who came and took over from him.
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by madridguy(m): 8:35am On May 28, 2016
You and mologi should go to radio then we believe truly una dey look for wife.

sixtus3606:
you see??...this is one major problems of we Nigerians. Topical and sensitive issues like this are been kicked randomly like a football. But when someone posts snake, accident, luxury, sex and the likes... that's the only time they come put pro actively. *SMH*


Anyway, I was also a victim sometime in 2014. while I was working with a 3star hotel(name reserved), we junior staffs were entitled to health insurance.
it happened that one day I fell I'll with severe malaria(not medically ascertained), I opted for my chosen hospital. After explaining the symptoms which I was experiencing, they doc only ended up prescribing paracetamol (counting) and 150naira cough syrup.

2days later, I was placed on emergency, because my doctor friend finally diagnosed I had typhoid and malaria.

I even fainted twice. that is the worse illness I have ever experienced. but to God be the glory...all is now a story.

moreover....I am AA(I have never fell sick since that day) grin


like mologi...mo n wa iyawo wink
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by lovat(m): 8:37am On May 28, 2016
michaelmo11:
Yes ooo, i know of a friend that was artificially inseminated by an unstable female doctor. The baby is now a year old.
continue watching Jane The Virgin

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by mamajaz(f): 8:39am On May 28, 2016
sleek82:
thats another valid possibility though
Rubbing might not be the issue here. Injection site should not even be rubbed just pressed in gently and released. If the injection is oil based e. g. some family planning injections, athletes' injections and some antimalarials, and it is rubbed in, it might leaf to abscess, if it is not deep enough for the type it volume of injection administers or if the site was not properly cleaned we can get that problem too and lot more.
I had administered injection to a child on his thigh against the mothers insistence on me giving it on the buttocks while the husband looked on only for me to come back the third day and learnt that the child was brought back with abscess, in my brain I was trying to figure what I did wrong, the mother would have been extremely furious with me if I was around. My saving grace was that the husband was US based and the Doctor told me the husband was the one pacifying the wife that all through his stay in the US that kids were injected on thigh but not buttocks. Then where I erred was rubbing in an oil based indictable, but thank God it wasn't more than that.

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by mamajaz(f): 8:40am On May 28, 2016
sleek82:
thats another valid possibility though
Rubbing might not be the issue here. Injection site should not even be rubbed just pressed in gently and released. If the injection is oil based e. g. some family planning injections, athletes' injections and some antimalarials, and it is rubbed in, it might lead to abscess, if it is not deep enough for the type it volume of injection administers or if the site was not properly cleaned we can get that problem too and lot more.
I had administered injection to a child on his thigh against the mothers insistence on me giving it on the buttocks while the husband looked on only for me to come back the third day and learnt that the child was brought back with abscess, in my brain I was trying to figure what I did wrong, the mother would have been extremely furious with me if I was around. My saving grace was that the husband was US based and the Doctor told me the husband was the one pacifying the wife that all through his stay in the US that kids were injected on thigh but not buttocks. Then where I erred was rubbing in an oil based indictable, but thank God it wasn't more than that.
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by NosaHenry(m): 8:47am On May 28, 2016
Mine is so bad that if I tell you, you will advice me to go kill the doctor. Lets just leave it. Most of them are quacks.

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by great83(m): 8:48am On May 28, 2016
it happened to me in 1998 and am still suffering from it till this moment, i had a surgery in my leg the doctor mistakenly cut my vein which makes me to bleed until i was unconscious, i was revived in a miraculous way.
up till now i couldn't bend my legs due to their negligence and carelessness ,the surgery was done at lasuth, i can even mention the names of those silly orthopaedist
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by sixtus3606(m): 8:49am On May 28, 2016
madridguy:
You and mologi should go to radio then we believe truly una dey look for wife.

grin



I don mind you being our mouthpiecewink
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by oracle009(m): 8:51am On May 28, 2016
Yes... In 2012, i was diagnosed with an heart disease,. The Dr felt i av jst 6 months to live if not correctd coz i slumped in toilet. Later, all tests came out negative... D Dr was now suggesting maybe na Brain problem again....i just boned them all (teaching hospital o!).... I later read it up in 2015 when my friend complained same symptoms and anoda complained also of same... It's just Micturition Syncope! None of the consultants could give even a right name.... But kudos to the Dr sha... They are trying in this wack Nigeria

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by eleojo23: 8:52am On May 28, 2016
destino24:
Ok, so in freshman year, we were supposed to get the new biometric ID card, and we were to provide our Blood Group among other informations.

Na so I go one reputable hospital here in Enugu for Medical Test. They took my blood and told me to come back the next day for the result. Came back the next day for result and was told I was O+.

Fast forward, 5 years later in 500 level. I had a little medical issue and I had to run a couple of tests of which blood grouping was part of. Surprisingly, my Blood Group had "Changed" to A+. I had to run the test at 2 other different Labs, all came up with A+.

Meanwhile, on my School ID Card, it says O+.

Imagine a situation, maybe an accident, of which i might require a blood transfusion, and then they take a look at the ID Card, and conclude my GRP was O+.

Na so person go just take die
This is why I have decided to do my blood group and genotype test again
I've done it twice before but I will still do it again just to make sure.
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by sleek82(m): 8:57am On May 28, 2016
The worst experience i ever had was when my brother whom was diagnosed of intramedullary sponal tumor was set to have a surgery and during the whole bookings and all, his blood sample was taken to determine his blood group which was said to be (B-), a rare blood group... I was told to get 3 people to donate a pint of blood each so as to replenish the blood to be given by the blood bank....i was practically held at ransome (because i was told they wont process the blood if we dont donate)...we donated the blood, only to be told there were no (B-) blood group and i need to go buy blood (this was a day to surgery ooo) i bought the blood and went back to the blood bank for processing...then i was told i have to pay for the processing and they dont even think they can collect the blood i brought from an external lab I wouldnt have gotten angry if not for the lab attendant's complete insolence (he said is it his fault that everything is like that?).......i ended up not paying anything for processing after i finished talking sense into his head...it was his supervisor that came to intervene!
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Mologi(m): 9:01am On May 28, 2016
sixtus3606:

grin



I don mind you being our mouthpiecewink

abi ooo

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by mamajaz(f): 9:07am On May 28, 2016
As a nurse, I will never forget a woman brought into the hospital one morning like that, I was to end my night duty that day and the woman was rushed in aged 62, she was in serious pain, and there was this protrusion from the vaginal which had turn black. The lady Doctor came to me, sister what is that, although I had not seen procidential before, I knew straight away "that was procidentual" (a condition where the whole uterus protrudes out of the vagina). She now call the consultant gynaecologist who ordered some analgesia and a muscle relaxant.
I believe it is cheaper and easier to do better jobs when we reason together and care but doctors will go one way, nurses the other way in a bid to prove to the clients they are bigger than one another.
If only we put into consideration that the person we are talking about is a family's bread winner, a precious side to a family, or grand parent that had laboured on his/her children extensively and should live to enjoy his/her labour we will know that the job is a team work.
APA told us that the patient is the best person to rate it's pain on scale but here am always surprised when we withhold pain relievers from patient and assume they are pretending.
The Government too is not helping by not employing adequate hands to man the hospital.
You will see a doctor consulting with about 50 clients per day at the OPD, a nurse taking care of 32 patients in the surgical ward whereas the WHO recommendation is a nurse to four patients, and a nurse to a patient in HDPDs.
So, all these and more contribute to such avoidable mistakes.
Finally, the place of God and prayer should not be left out no matter how Infinitesimal the care needed is. It had gone a long way to avert terrible mistakes in care giving

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by jonath0012(m): 9:07am On May 28, 2016
This happened few years ago. I had a very strange illness that could not be diagnosed by some the private hospitals around: they were telling that it was malaria and this treated me for it. Yet I was not getting better; so, I had to go the teaching hospital, LUTH precisely. The professional surgion diagnose GERD (gastro easophageal reflux diseases). I was so happy that finally someone found out what the problem is. He prescribed drugs, I used it and got better.. However, the symptoms would re surface after some periods of time, then I would use the drugs earlier prescribed by the surgion. This went on for about a year, then I got tired.. I felt I needed to go back to find lasting solution to the problem.. So, I went back to LUTH again, but this time around another surgion examined me and told me as-a-matter-of-factory that I was misdiagnosed previously, that my illness was psychological and not physical. He referred me to a psychologist. As soon as I knew that it was psychological I never go back again. I restructured my brain and since then I have not felt the symptoms again.

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Mbediogu(m): 9:14am On May 28, 2016
BlackPeni5:
A colleague lost a child due to wrong diagnosis and medication.
Doctors left forceps in the torso of my neighbouwith major surgeriesr and stitched her up. It was only discovered when she started having pains many years later.

Too many quacks in this country in every field.

Impossible with minor procedures like appendix and hernias but 'may be' with big and messy surgeries. Perhaps you are one of those who patronize quacks. Instruments and swabs are counted before surgery and before closure of all surgical patients, and again before patients are wheeled out to recovery room. See trained and qualified and experienced people like mbediogu.

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Nobody: 9:19am On May 28, 2016
Hollawaley:
she gave her the injection on the part of the butt where she was not to!

I disagree, if that where to be the case, swelling wouldn't be the only after effect. The child would probably have lost a leg. Its probably just an injection abscess. Which sometimes happen through no fault of the nurse. I have injected a patient who later had an abscess, i didn't do it wrongly. It just happened due to a secondary infection. Its one of the complications of giving infections
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by jairusben(m): 9:19am On May 28, 2016
apeleone:
five years ago wen i was pregnant wit my first child during d antenatal registeration process saw d lab result that I was O rh negative and I am positive had to see d medical lab scientist another test was conducted n it came out positive,we have to always double check wat ever result we're given in most hospitals
I se your point, if truely you were - and your hubby should be + your chances of your baby having erythroblastocis foetalis is sure,, well dont blame the scientist for wrong result in rhesus d test, most time it happens as a result of rhesus d antigen which doesnt show properly due to a switch of amino acid in the transmembrane of the rhesus d protein

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Nobody: 9:23am On May 28, 2016
mamajaz:
As a nurse, I will never forget a woman brought into the hospital one morning like that, I was to end my night duty that day and the woman was rushed in aged 62, she was in serious pain, and there was this protrusion from the vaginal which had turn black. The lady Doctor came to me, sister what is that, although I had not seen procidential before, I knew straight away "that was procidentual" (a condition where the whole uterus protrudes out of the vagina). She now call the consultant gynaecologist who ordered some heavy analgesia and a muscle relaxant.
In our hurry to take her off the pain, myself and the doctor did not even repeat the B/P, I just loaded the injection barrel and off I went into the vein, as I finished giving I saw her taking her leave from the world gradually. I was mad with myself 'cos I ought to know better that I should have rechecked the vitals 'cos that excruciating pain could have caused the B/p to have dropped abruptly and vitals could have dictated to me if I should give such heavy loads of injections.
That was how I hasten the death of that woman, she might died eventually but that might likely be after all efforts had been in place.
So, sometimes we don't mean to but the mistake just surpasses the care giver.
Also, when we don't listen to other care givers 'cos of ego we might do more harm than good.
I believe it is cheaper and easier to do better jobs when we reason together and care but doctors will go one way, nurses the other way in a bid to prove to the clients they are bigger than one another.
If only we put into consideration that the person we are talking about is a family's bread winner, a precious side to a family, or grand parent that had laboured on his/her children extensively and should live to enjoy his/her labour we will know that the job is a team work.
APA told us that the patient is the best person to rate it's pain on scale but here am always surprised when we withhold pain relievers from patient and assume they are pretending.
The Government too is not helping by not employing adequate hands to man the hospital.
You will see a doctor consulting with about 50 clients per day at the OPD, a nurse taking care of 32 patients in the surgical ward whereas the WHO recommendation is a nurse to four patients, and a nurse to a patient in HDPDs.
So, all these and more contribute to such avoidable mistakes.
Finally, the place of God and prayer should not be left out no matter how Infinitesimal the care needed is. It had gone a long way to avert terrible mistakes in care giving



Sorry ma'am, it's one of those stories, every nurse has one to tell. They just happen
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Nobody: 9:30am On May 28, 2016
Smhart1:
I am a victim. it happened when I was young, I was sick and taken to the hospital.. can't really remember things but I can remember I was given injection which immediately paralysed my right leg, I was let to opt out of school for over a year because all the veins in my right leg were dead and Was on serious medication to get me back on my feet, till today there is slight difference in my legs.


The injection was probably given at the wrong site, it probably injured a nerve. You are fortunate to still be able to use your leg. Was it a private hospital?
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Electroweb(m): 9:36am On May 28, 2016
I have had two experiences i can remember.
1. There was a time i had stomach ulcer but the doctor said its worms and gave me worm expeller. The ulcer grew worse till i went to see another doctor.
2. There was a time the pharmacist added another drug to my prescription which was meant for someone else. I was lucky i had not started taking the drug. The pharmacist called me about 2 hrs later not to take the drug. The hospital is not a road side hospital, very expensive and techy.
Summary: Prevention is better than cure. If you enter the hands of these hospitals...

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