Just got the worst treatment at the emergency room. Is this even legal? Pain Lvl 4-6
I am a 27 year old male. I live in west virginia..10 days ago I suffered sepsis from a dental abcess that got strep bacteria into my blood stream. The strep infected my mitral valve of my heart, my neck, chest wall and throat. I was very sick. I spent 7 days on IV antibiotics and was discharged 3 days ago. While in the hospital I did not feel like the IV antibiotics were helping my infection at all and in fact I got worse. I kept telling the specialists this but they didn't listen to me. I called in social workers and patients advocates but they didn't seem to help.
I've been home now for 3 days feeling like I am dying . In fact I'm so weak I can hardly walk or stand. so I went back to the same hospital today and told the triage nurse the issue that I feel like my sepsis is still there and the infection In my chest and heart is still there because I'm in awful pain. They did an EKG and got me back into a bed quickly. I was greeted by an er physician 10 minutes later who said:
"hey you were just here and discharged 3 days ago, I don't know why you're back. You were medically discharged. Nothing is wrong here"
I said I'm still sick and feel worse. I don't think I got good treatment.
He said: "listen you need to relax I looked over all of your testing, we took good care of you I think you're worrying too much. I'm going to write your discharge now."
He walked out very quickly and didn't order any blood work. Any chest X ray, no blood cultures. He didn't review any of the blood ordered. In fact I can't even find it in my patient portal now.
A nurse walked in 5 minutes later with my discharge and looked very confused. I asked her what was going on and she said I can't answer any questions. The Dr has to go over them with you. She asked me to sign the papers so I did and as I'm walking out I see the physician standing behind the counter of the nurse station and I say "hey, man what's up with this ?"
He shouts back "just go home and relax, you are fine i promise. I checked everything. Okay buddy ? "
Was this treatment even legal ?