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Death Center

London, KY

#1 Jul 8, 2013
My elderly father went to the local ER thinking he was having a heart attack. His blood pressure was 256/174! When they found out he was insured through the VA; they administered ABSOLUTELY NO CARE WHATSOEVER; NEVER RAN ANY TESTS, BLOOD WORK, URINALYSIS, NOTHING! My mother begged them to check his gallbladder and appendix, and the doctor's exact words were, "Oh No, It's not that!" Now, how did he know that with no tests? Where did he attend Medical School that taught him that he was so good, that he could look at someone and diagnose them! Man, he must have superpowers! My father laid in pain, with the highest blood pressure I have ever seen, and they never even offered him a Tylenol?????? Then, after being taken to VA in Lexington, guess what? IT WAS HIS GALLBLADDER! What do we do? How many people are they going to do this way? And, if you have no insurance, well, just go home I guess? What is the Hospital Administration doing? I am contacting my Senator, The Governor's Office, I will even take it to Washington, DC!! My father is a Vietnam Veteran who served our country for two tours of duty, and this is the thanks that our local hospital can give him???? Of course, if you were not born in the USA, as I am sure this doctor WAS NOT, he really didn't care, nor will he ever care for ANY Veteran that shall walk through those doors! It is sickening and appalling!
Responder

Whitley City, KY

#7 Jul 10, 2013
Death Center wrote:
My elderly father went to the local ER thinking he was having a heart attack. His blood pressure was 256/174! When they found out he was insured through the VA; they administered ABSOLUTELY NO CARE WHATSOEVER; NEVER RAN ANY TESTS, BLOOD WORK, URINALYSIS, NOTHING! My mother begged them to check his gallbladder and appendix, and the doctor's exact words were, "Oh No, It's not that!" Now, how did he know that with no tests? Where did he attend Medical School that taught him that he was so good, that he could look at someone and diagnose them! Man, he must have superpowers! My father laid in pain, with the highest blood pressure I have ever seen, and they never even offered him a Tylenol?????? Then, after being taken to VA in Lexington, guess what? IT WAS HIS GALLBLADDER! What do we do? How many people are they going to do this way? And, if you have no insurance, well, just go home I guess? What is the Hospital Administration doing? I am contacting my Senator, The Governor's Office, I will even take it to Washington, DC!! My father is a Vietnam Veteran who served our country for two tours of duty, and this is the thanks that our local hospital can give him???? Of course, if you were not born in the USA, as I am sure this doctor WAS NOT, he really didn't care, nor will he ever care for ANY Veteran that shall walk through those doors! It is sickening and appalling!
Sorry Death Center; every time I have attempted to help you my thread gets deleted. I wish your father the best and truly appreciate his service to our country.
BeenThereToo

Russell Springs, KY

#8 Jul 10, 2013
I must agree, LCR is not what it use to be. Doctors you have never seen before, will never see again, who do not have a background in the US and some cannot even speak the language well enough to be understood, most likely cannot understand us and the care is ? The local doctors know this...the $$$ rules at LRH.
Same Here

London, KY

#9 Jul 11, 2013
I have got the same treatment as you father has gotten, more than once at that hospital. I feel bad that he had to suffer for no reason. I hope someone is able to put a stop to the poor treatment of the patients.
truth of works

London, KY

#10 Jul 12, 2013
New buildings, shinny floors, don't matter.
The place is full of idiots from Pulaski county who know more than anyone else, and are owed to be bowed too daily!
OH! if your a vet, go to the va fool!
justme

Somerset, KY

#11 Jul 13, 2013
I received a one treatment at the hospital. sorry to hear about your Dad.
swan cvt

Ashburn, VA

#12 Jul 14, 2013
My wife was in labor her contractions are a minute and a half apart, when we arrived in the ER. The lady at the desk told me sir we don't give pain pills to dope heads. I had to load my wife back in the car and drive her to St. Joe London. I called the administration of this dump hospital and asked their policy on women in labor. When I told them how we were treated they chuckled and said it's hospital policy to deny pain pills to drug seekers. My wife was in labor! I work out of town in a hospital and I have never seen such sorry care. Can't say it was ins cause in the ER they have to see you regardless of ability to pay......
Really

Virginia Beach, VA

#15 Jul 14, 2013
Really, you are going to judge a person by the way they talk? All of the physicians may not be good ol' country folks but they are still human. They are intelligent and know how to do their jobs.
As far as refusing to give someone pain medication, they wouldn't use the term "dope head."
county

Middlesboro, KY

#16 Jul 15, 2013
Only ones that get over treated in the hospital are the ones with medicare and that great supplement that pays for everything, they will run every test known to man if you have this insurance.

Since: Nov 10

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#17 Jul 15, 2013
The last thing a woman in labor would ask for is drugs. Who were the drugs for? I think most of the story was left out.Did you get the drugs in London? Did she deliver her baby in London?
swan cvt

San Jose, CA

#18 Jul 15, 2013
Gomer-ez wrote:
The last thing a woman in labor would ask for is drugs. Who were the drugs for? I think most of the story was left out.Did you get the drugs in London? Did she deliver her baby in London?
No one asked for pain pills. She was in labor!!!! Yes she gave birth in London 45 minutes after we arrived. Our little one is a strong healthy eating machine. No one got any pain pills in London either not even an epidural.
FIrestonetire

London, KY

#19 Jul 15, 2013
Death Center wrote:
My elderly father went to the local ER thinking he was having a heart attack. His blood pressure was 256/174! When they found out he was insured through the VA; they administered ABSOLUTELY NO CARE WHATSOEVER; NEVER RAN ANY TESTS, BLOOD WORK, URINALYSIS, NOTHING! My mother begged them to check his gallbladder and appendix, and the doctor's exact words were, "Oh No, It's not that!" Now, how did he know that with no tests? Where did he attend Medical School that taught him that he was so good, that he could look at someone and diagnose them! Man, he must have superpowers! My father laid in pain, with the highest blood pressure I have ever seen, and they never even offered him a Tylenol?????? Then, after being taken to VA in Lexington, guess what? IT WAS HIS GALLBLADDER! What do we do? How many people are they going to do this way? And, if you have no insurance, well, just go home I guess? What is the Hospital Administration doing? I am contacting my Senator, The Governor's Office, I will even take it to Washington, DC!! My father is a Vietnam Veteran who served our country for two tours of duty, and this is the thanks that our local hospital can give him???? Of course, if you were not born in the USA, as I am sure this doctor WAS NOT, he really didn't care, nor will he ever care for ANY Veteran that shall walk through those doors! It is sickening and appalling!
liar liar pants on fire. You just want to be a drama queen and that never happened.
FIrestonetire

London, KY

#20 Jul 15, 2013
swan cvt wrote:
My wife was in labor her contractions are a minute and a half apart, when we arrived in the ER. The lady at the desk told me sir we don't give pain pills to dope heads. I had to load my wife back in the car and drive her to St. Joe London. I called the administration of this dump hospital and asked their policy on women in labor. When I told them how we were treated they chuckled and said it's hospital policy to deny pain pills to drug seekers. My wife was in labor! I work out of town in a hospital and I have never seen such sorry care. Can't say it was ins cause in the ER they have to see you regardless of ability to pay......
Liar Liar pants on fire. That never happened. Why do you want to make stuff up?
Sheila

Somerset, KY

#21 Jul 15, 2013
I had to go to the E.R. on two occasions and could not have asked for any better help. I did see two young people in there crying because there friend was there with an overdose.

Why do so many people go to the E.R. and ask for pain pills.
Sick

United States

#22 Jul 16, 2013
Death Center wrote:
My elderly father went to the local ER thinking he was having a heart attack. His blood pressure was 256/174! When they found out he was insured through the VA; they administered ABSOLUTELY NO CARE WHATSOEVER; NEVER RAN ANY TESTS, BLOOD WORK, URINALYSIS, NOTHING! My mother begged them to check his gallbladder and appendix, and the doctor's exact words were, "Oh No, It's not that!" Now, how did he know that with no tests? Where did he attend Medical School that taught him that he was so good, that he could look at someone and diagnose them! Man, he must have superpowers! My father laid in pain, with the highest blood pressure I have ever seen, and they never even offered him a Tylenol?????? Then, after being taken to VA in Lexington, guess what? IT WAS HIS GALLBLADDER! What do we do? How many people are they going to do this way? And, if you have no insurance, well, just go home I guess? What is the Hospital Administration doing? I am contacting my Senator, The Governor's Office, I will even take it to Washington, DC!! My father is a Vietnam Veteran who served our country for two tours of duty, and this is the thanks that our local hospital can give him???? Of course, if you were not born in the USA, as I am sure this doctor WAS NOT, he really didn't care, nor will he ever care for ANY Veteran that shall walk through those doors! It is sickening and appalling!
Based on my ER visits, that sounds believable.
pitbullie

Versailles, KY

#24 Jul 22, 2013
I have been thinking about carrying a hidden camera the next time I have to take/meet someone there, People who live in other places would not believe the way people get treated in that place.
Sick wrote:
<quoted text>Based on my ER visits, that sounds believable.
pitbullie

Versailles, KY

#25 Jul 22, 2013
Are you talking about Somerset? Cause my experiences with family, friends and self have been horrific.
Sheila wrote:
I had to go to the E.R. on two occasions and could not have asked for any better help. I did see two young people in there crying because there friend was there with an overdose.
Why do so many people go to the E.R. and ask for pain pills.
go ahead punk make my day

Somerset, KY

#26 Jul 23, 2013
FIrestonetire wrote:
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Liar Liar pants on fire. That never happened. Why do you want to make stuff up?
so you were standing right beside them when this supposably happened? I find that hard to swallow, you probably one of the ones using the ER as a drug store!
Hospital supporter

London, KY

#28 Jul 24, 2013
You know it's always the same story where ever I have lived. "Our local hospital is a joke. I'd never go there if I didn't have to. I know that Jane Doe works there and she is a good for nothing." The truth is people in Lexington say those things about their hospital....people in Louisville do too....I would bet that people who live near John Hopskins would say the same. Our hospital is a good hospital and they strive to do good work. I know many that work there and would trust going there if I had to.

Don't know all the rules and regulations on taking care of people so I can't speak to what was going on with your father. Maybe they didn't think it was life threatening I don't know but they are human and a similar mistake is made all the time in every hospital you can think of. If every hospital was 99% accurate then there are several people a day that something is missed.

As for the labor story, I don't want to believe that something like that can happen but sadly it could. I just hope it didn't.
commomtater

London, KY

#29 Jul 24, 2013
go ahead punk make my day wrote:
<quoted text>so you were standing right beside them when this supposably happened? I find that hard to swallow, you probably one of the ones using the ER as a drug store!
yes yes I was, but you said "supposably" which really should be supposedly. Yes, i can assure you and bet you ANYTHING that this incident did not happen, cannot happen and would never happen. Had it have happened then you or whomever this "happened" to would have and could have gotten a lawyer and owned that hospital. Wanna be that it didn't based on the fact that they're NOT being sued for this?

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