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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by JoeCutie(m): 2:39pm On May 28, 2016
TheArchangel:
Some injections are not supposed to be mixed together or they will react. I doubt the nurse was sacked because of that, maybe something else prompted the sack.
She was sacked and replaced with a more qualified nurse, because my dad was actually the one seeing to their salaries. He requested for a more qualified person and the chief nurse replaced her immediately!

I know some injections are not supposed to be mixed together, but how would you give five different injections to a young boy who was not involved in a fatal accident, who was not run over by a bulldozer...but who just hit his toe against a stone? The chief nurse said at the time, that the nurse had committed a medical blunder. cheesy

Are you a nurse/Doctor/a medical personnel
?

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by sainty2k3(m): 2:54pm On May 28, 2016
JoeCutie:
She was sacked and replaced with a more qualified nurse, because my dad was actually the one seeing to their salaries. He requested for a more qualified person and the chief nurse replaced her immediately!

I know some injections are not supposed to be mixed together, but how would you give five different injections to a young boy who was not involved in a fatal accident, who was not run over by a bulldozer...but who just hit his toe against a stone? The chief nurse said at the time, that the nurse had committed a medical blunder. cheesy

Are you a nurse/Doctor/a medical personnel
?
i guess your Dad use his power to oppress the innocent nurse. i doubt if she did something so bad. she might have given u analgesics, plus TT,may be with ATS sef. all for your good

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Dynamite02: 2:55pm On May 28, 2016
My pregnant mum went for scanning and the result showed twins...she developed high bp wondering where twins would come from, esp. when there's no twins in our family history and the fact that she was supposed to be in menopause...long story short she had heart attack and died. After her death it was discovered there was no twins at all.

My dad was diagnosed with ulcer, started taking injections everyday as prescribed by his doctor(the pain was unbearable)..yet his health deteriorated...we latter found out he had liver cancer...it was too late ,he died.

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Lucasbalo(m): 2:57pm On May 28, 2016
hydeka:

I can relate with this. I think part of what contributes to them jumping into conclusion is that the workload is usually too much especially for OPD (out-patient) doctors. They have to see a lot of patients hence the rush. But I think they should still try to spend a little more time to actually get to the root of the problem before giving a definite diagnosis.
They should run a blood test before diagnosing. There is no excuse for diagnosing before running test and dolling out prescriptions.
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by sainty2k3(m): 2:58pm On May 28, 2016
good topic. but i thnk most stories here are hearsay or fables from underinformed people. few storries look genuine and very pathetic indeed. No human been no matter who you are is above error. May we not be victim . and i pray God continually guide health professionals to do things rightly in this harsh practicing condition we found our selves
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Lucasbalo(m): 3:01pm On May 28, 2016
Dynamite02:
My pregnant mum went for scanning and the result showed twins...she developed high bp wondering where twins would come from, esp. when there's no twins in our family history and the fact that she was supposed to be in menopause...long story short she had heart attack and died. After her death it was discovered there was no twins at all.

My dad was diagnosed with ulcer, started taking injections everyday as prescribed by his doctor(the pain was unbearable)..yet his health deteriorated...we latter found out he had liver cancer...it was too late ,he died.
Sorry about your loss. That's so sad. Losing two parents to misdiagnosis. In a civilized climate, that's a malpractice lawsuit but there is no repercussion for that carelessness in Nigeria.

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by sainty2k3(m): 3:02pm On May 28, 2016
Lucasbalo:
They should run a blood test before diagnosing. There is no excuse for diagnosing before running test and dolling out prescriptions.
: do you know majority cant afford test in reliable lab. nd f what use is a cheap but unreliable lab result. in this part of the world presumptive diagnosis and emperical treatment cant be completely ruled out till we attain universal health coverage through genuine insurance scheme

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Lucasbalo(m): 3:05pm On May 28, 2016
sleek82:
As a matter of fact, if you have not travelled outside the country, you wont understand the fact that the medical practice in Nigeria is suicidal.......where you can just go to any pharmacy and buy antibiotics or a doctor will just write something for you and tell you to go buy it at any pharmacy.....in advance countries (though i have not been to somany but in Canada) that doesnt happen....even if you are dying in front of the pharmacist, they will never sell you any antibiotics without a proper, well detailed precription note from a doctor and all your details would be written on the drug container. The only drugs you can buy at will are pain killers and cough syrups
Gbam.
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by TheArchangel(f): 3:07pm On May 28, 2016
JoeCutie:
She was sacked and replaced with a more qualified nurse, because my dad was actually the one seeing to their salaries. He requested for a more qualified person and the chief nurse replaced her immediately!

I know some injections are not supposed to be mixed together, but how would you give five different injections to a young boy who was not involved in a fatal accident, who was not run over by a bulldozer...but who just hit his toe against a stone? The chief nurse said at the time, that the nurse had committed a medical blunder. cheesy

Are you a nurse/Doctor/a medical personnel
?
Damn!!
Who prescribed those injection? Something isn't adding up here bro. Glad you dodged an obviously fatal bullet.

I am a Nurse.

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Lucasbalo(m): 3:10pm On May 28, 2016
sainty2k3:
: do you know majority cant afford test in reliable lab. nd f what use is a cheap but unreliable lab result. in this part of the world presumptive diagnosis and emperical treatment cant be completely ruled out till we attain universal health coverage through genuine insurance scheme
Even with universal health coverage, the doctors must be truly certified by medical board and more importantly, the hospitals must be upgraded to UNESCO world standard. There is no single hospital in Nigeria that meets the World standard. That's a national shame. No wonder the Thiefliciasns and their proxies will travel aboard in a jiffy for their medical needs while ordinary Nigerians die of treatable diseases.
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by JoeCutie(m): 3:11pm On May 28, 2016
sainty2k3:

i guess your Dad use his power to oppress the innocent nurse. i doubt if she did something so bad. she might have given u analgesics, plus TT,may be with ATS sef. all for your good
Did you say for my own good? You should have read my original post. I was paralyzed and was dying. I was taken to another hospital before I could get myself. And, my dad using his power to oppress the poor? Like seriously? He was the one paying all their salaries. He decided to do it for the whole community, he just wanted the best nurses around, not some quack. And he made sure they came. Now how's that oppression of the innocent? undecided

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Dynamite02: 3:23pm On May 28, 2016
Lucasbalo:
Sorry about your loss. That's so sad. Losing two parents to misdiagnosis. In a civilized climate, that's a malpractice lawsuit but there is no repercussion for that carelessness in Nigeria.
Thanks! I thought about a lawsuit but na who chop belle full d pursue matter for naija,besides it won't bring them back.
But I make it my goal to encourage people with medical issues : always go for second opinion and even third,do not ignore any odd sign and try have some medical knowledge too for it can help one express oneself and relate well with medical practitioners,and the doctors should listen too.(I did my own research and suggested to the doctor that my dad should have a colonoscopy,he was feeling like .."I am the doctor here"wink
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Lucasbalo(m): 3:32pm On May 28, 2016
Dynamite02:

Thanks! I thought about a lawsuit but na who chop belle full d pursue matter for naija,besides it won't bring them back.
But I make it my goal to encourage people with medical issues : always go for second opinion and even third,do not ignore any odd sign and try have some medical knowledge too for it can help one express oneself and relate well with medical practitioners,and the doctors should listen too.(I did my own research and suggested to the doctor that my dad should have a colonoscopy,he was feeling like .."I am the doctor here"wink
God be with you and your siblings. Your story is very touching and i believe there are more stories like that. People should start holding the hospitals and the worthless medical practitioners feet to fire.

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by faites(f): 3:40pm On May 28, 2016
sleek82:
the injection could be novalgin or analgin or any other one similar....if not administered correctly, it could even paralyse someone permanently

Ur right. A student doctor administered Nolvagin injection on me wen I was about 7 years old and I got paralysed on the spot. My parents had to carry me home. It took me over a year to learn how to walk again. I just thank God it got corrected with loads of therapy.
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by JoeCutie(m): 3:45pm On May 28, 2016
TheArchangel:
Damn!!
Who prescribed those injection? Something isn't adding up here bro. Glad you dodged an obviously fatal bullet.

I am a Nurse.
You know...when your kid injures himself, you take him to the nearby health center for some kind of first aid treatment. That was what my dad did only to almost lose his son. Nobody prescribed any injections, she just thought it to herself and immediately administered it...because she was alone then.

Nurses are beautiful...especially when they are on their official uniform
. wink

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by faites(f): 3:52pm On May 28, 2016
RexTramadol1:
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June: You no get am for HIV again







August: Na another person result we record for you.





#Chai!

That must have been a very tough year for u. So sorry

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by TheArchangel(f): 3:57pm On May 28, 2016
JoeCutie:
You know...when your kid injures himself, you take him to the nearby health center for some kind of first aid treatment. That was what my dad did only to almost lose his son. Nobody prescribed any injections, she just thought it to herself and immediately administered it...because she was alone then.

Nurses are beautiful...especially when they are on their official uniform
. wink
She was working alone.? Who was the Chief nursing officer in charge
If it is a primary health centre she won't be fired, my guess is a private hospital.
You may have been injected with any of these
...local anaesthetic
..Adrenaline
..tetanus toxoid
..analgesic
...antibiotics.

We may never know.

Fvck you grin..you and your nurse uniform
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Nobody: 4:08pm On May 28, 2016
jonath0012:
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.

I don laff tire
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by JoeCutie(m): 5:19pm On May 28, 2016
TheArchangel:
She was working alone.? Who was the Chief nursing officer in charge
If it is a primary health centre she won't be fired, my guess is a private hospital.
You may have been injected with any of these
...local anaesthetic
..Adrenaline
..tetanus toxoid
..analgesic
...antibiotics.

We may never know.

Fvck you grin..you and your nurse uniform
Fvck me abi? Are you sure about that? wink cheesy

Don't you like putting on your uniforms? Meanwhile, why don't you have your picture on display
? grin

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by TheArchangel(f): 5:21pm On May 28, 2016
JoeCutie:
Fvck me abi? Are you sure about that? wink cheesy

Don't you like putting on your uniforms? Meanwhile, why don't you have your picture on display
? grin
Anonymous forum. Remember.
Yeah fvck you grin

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by JoeCutie(m): 5:31pm On May 28, 2016
TheArchangel:
Anonymous forum. Remember. Yeah fvck you grin
Lol. Okay, fvck you too! tongue grin

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by elobyobi: 5:59pm On May 28, 2016
Hollawaley:
she gave her the injection on the part of the butt where she was not to!
Biko, where was the injection given, and where was it supposed to be given?
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by SisiNini(f): 11:26pm On May 28, 2016
SonofHim:



I think you failed to listen well when you were being counselled prior to the surgery. Most patients do that probably because of anxiety. The first procedure you had was an incisional biopsy to take a part of the diseased tissue for histological diagnosis(microscopy). Second surgery was excision of the lump. So it was not a mistake.
1st procedure was diagnostic while the second one was curative.

No sir!

I did the incisional biopsy a couple of month before the 2 surgeries... That was where and when it was discovered that the lump was benign... It was then I was asked if I want the lump removed or not... Pls don't jump into conclusion... I know what I am saying sir... #cheers

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Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by oostin: 11:53pm 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
did you start any treatment in 2008? After the fake diagnosis?[color=][/color] cry
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Smhart1(f): 12:11am On May 29, 2016
sleek82:
the injection could be novalgin or analgin or any other one similar....if not administered correctly, it could even paralyse someone permanently
That I can't say
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Smhart1(f): 12:13am On May 29, 2016
dicefrost:



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?
Yeah, and I use them well and yes it was a private hospital
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Smhart1(f): 12:14am On May 29, 2016
dammyjay93:
Physiotherapy could have easily corrected that sad
I wish it was that easy
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by dammyjay93(m): 7:09am On May 29, 2016
It won't be easy but it would have been worth it
Smhart1:
I wish it was that easy
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by dammyjay93(m): 7:11am On May 29, 2016
Lower outer quadrant of the gluteus sir
elobyobi:

Biko, where was the injection given, and where was it supposed to be given?
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Smhart1(f): 7:13am On May 29, 2016
dammyjay93:
It won't be easy but it would have been worth it
Thank God its a history today.
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by dammyjay93(m): 1:22pm On May 29, 2016
smiley smiley
Smhart1:
Thank God its a history today.
Re: Have You Ever Been A Victim Of A Mistake By A Health Personnel? Please Share by Disneyboy: 12:59am On May 30, 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


thanks for using the full name at bolded

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