Why can't I get a lawyer?
I am currently in some serious pain so below might be confusing or rambling?
In 1993 I was in a car accident and broke my neck, No Problem! because at 22 and even as a quad. I am still able to live by and care for myself. I got my BS in comp. science and created some internet businesses like my telephone company and domain name registrations with company and user web/email hosting, and would contract for businesses in need of getting their office computers installed/networked together and every one connected.
After 18 years I nicked my butt cheek on the steel edge of my push wheelchair. Being so active and up working sometimes into 2 days straight, especially when you only have the weekend to get into a clients building and complete a full network setup of their systems including dropping lines through walls if needed, I could not get the sore to heal, so, as I had done the same thing 12 years prior, I went to the same plastic surgeon that had done a surgery to close the dime sized hole on my butt cheek and to heal. The 1st time was a success but this second time he 'Butchered me', and left a piece of surgical gauze pad somewhere in the 18 inch cut he made. My original wound healed right up, but he didn't know about the gauze he sewed up in me, and so, after 5 weeks in that hospital having a serious infection of his cuts, he sent me off to a different hospital to die. At the second hospital the doctor found and removed the gauze left sewn in me from the other doctor, removed it and I lived! After spending another month in the death hospital I was sent home and made the first appointment to be 5 weeks later, for the original doctor that sewn the gauze in me, to fix not my original wound of which was now healed up, but fix the long from inside my buttocks cheek outside to below the hip, down to the top of the back of my knee, where because of the infection from the gauze, had left his cuts to the muscle, split apart, needing rejoining. A week before I was to go in for the doctors corrective surgery I was called and told that his schedule was off and I would need to re-schedule for the corrective surgery. This being 'put off' by the doctor happened 2 more times over the next 6 months, the 3rd time myself calling to verify for surgury the next week, the secretary said that she was sorry but, the doctor had been in a 'minor fender bender' the previous few days, and does not feel that he will be up to his full potential next week for sureury and asked again to call back and reschedule.
After being 'Blown Off' the 3rd time, 'I got the hint!'. I called a different plastic surgeon but was told I must have a referral first and so scheduled with the first wound doctor of whom did not give me a referral but instead tried selling me a hospital bed of which I absolutely do not want, don't need, it would not have anything to do with getting the other doctors butcher job corrected and healed because I never lay nor have ever slept on my back, and the bed would indeed make my life harder, from the freedom of my nice comfy queen size bed of where I can stretch and roll around easily as I have all of this time waiting to get a doctor to fix what the gauze doctor did to me, rolling so I have never yet developed a bed sore since I'm trapped in this bed 24/7 until fix completed. After seeing that wound doctor two more times with no results in getting a referral besides her every time trying to sell me a hospital bed, and after 6 other doctors later, I Finally got to see a new plastic surgeon, and as 'like all of the other doctors', he knows the original doctor that hurt me, he looked, 'Promised' he'd call me personally and let me know, but he nor his office has called yet. So, because of the 18-20 gash down my buttocks to above my backside knee, I can not get up whenever I need to pp, so the original gauze doctor left a catheter in me.
I am one of the very few lucky persons(if you call it that?), in that I feel everything, and can tell when I need to pp, and only go number 2 at my will, unlike the majority of quads of which have no control of either. A nurse over 3 different times, Ripped a cath from my bladder out. I have a witness with the 3rd month and worst , a 64 year old nurse saying 'Don't tell me how to do my job', 'here we go!' RRRIP! I called and reported this nurse to get a different, and the next nurse poked a hole between my hiney hole and groin that is not supposed to be there by pushing a cath through the ripped urethra out the backside skin. Having the nurse company supervisor visit because of the hole, I have her recorded stating that she remembers that the nurse originally ripped the cath out of me, but the nurse was never fired! Well, because of the always bleeding rip and now hole where there is not supposed to be one, I was forced to have a urologist do a surgery, cutting a hole under my belly button and inserting a catheter where instead of just going pp when I need to go, must have this ***horribly painfull*** hole under my belly that since the surgery, every morning, noon and all night is horrifically painful and as well, infected. Within the first month of having the surgery done, I had a bad infection and a severe amount of pain as to where I was having symptoms of an extreme pain issue call autonomic disreflexia, and so a visiting nurse was threatening me to call and go to the ER or else she was going to, so I went, and while in that hospital, a floating nurse messed up in that instead of taking a urine sample, drained the balloon that keeps the cath in my bladder, and the catheter fell out of me onto the floor. The ER doctor had the nerve to loudly clai,. 'why did you rip out your catheter!?'. Myself already being in extreme pain went off on the ER doctor, and his attitude changed to 'nice', they couldn't get the catheter back in, ended up admitting me upstairs for a day, and painfully putting the cath back into my groin, of which because of the nurses error, I had to go back to the same urologist a month later into the hospital to have re-surgery to put a fresh hole under my belly button, reinserting a catheter in that location. Afterwards, that urologists nurses kept hurting me every month during the catheter change in things like not getting the catheter in my bladder and then inflating an almost golf ball sized water ball, but instead several times inflated the water ball between my skin and bladder, of course with the visits being recorded, can hear me groaning and moaning, sniffling in pain, the discussions of blood gushing from my belly, the nurse directly denying me access to take photos, and on the last bad visit of them not getting the cath in, the nurse had a trainee try to do it, of whom failed, blood everywhere and the nurse recorded stating that she messed up and should have done it herself. Enough of the bad urologist and her bad nurses repeatedly hurting me, I had my full set of records sent from them to a new urologist.
The first catheter change went as smooth as it could go, but the second monthly cath change of what should have been less than a 5 minute exercise turned out to be a month of pure extra painful heck in that a different nurse had the wrong caths, couldn't get the cath in, brought me to a different section of the hospital of where they made me get onto a surgery table and a doctor did what they called a procedure. He inserted a camera inside between my belly and bladder. During that time he found and I saw and spoken about during audio recording of the procedure, all of the tissue trauma and that there are stitches left in me, that have most likely been partially causing the catheter changes to be blocked, the non stop since these surgeries infection because of a foreign body substance inside of me as well as because of the bad gauze doctor and me currently forced in this bed 24/7, 8 hours of which I have to spend laying on my belly rubbing and scrapping the stitches inside of me, until someone hopefully fixes the bad gauze doctors errors, the extreme agony and irritation of the wrong stitches used and still inside of me, has led me to attempting to get a doctor to take them out, but I can't yet get any doctor to do so. My current doctor said 'When a doctor learns that a different doctor has messed up, the doctor is not going to want to go behind the doctor that messed up.'. Why didn't this doctor tell me that when he first referred me to the finally gotten plastic surgeon of whom has still not called me back? There is soo much more to all of this, soo many other bad hospital visits, bad doctors and nurses, and I know I am was such an absolute fool to trust doctors and nurses and wait for help.
I've been trying to get a lawyer for the simplest fact that I found out 2 months ago a doctor used the wrong stitches and they are fact still in me and are the reason for a lot of past problems, constant infection and a whole lot of serious every moment, daily pain, but of 6 calls including 2 to the GA Bar ass., can't get a lawyer to take the case to sue at least the urologist.
What can I do?