Margoth, what you said, is in a way, since you aren't american and don't really understand the economics here, a lil unsettling. I am 21, married, with a 2 year old, I work a part time job, [very much part time] and my husband is still looking for work. The economic problem in the us, is very bad in CA. Finding a job, is extremely hard. And there is no way in hell that I would consider getting ANY medical help without insurance. If it were life threatening I would, but I can stand pain long enough to wait till I get coverage.
I barely have enough money to pay for gas [3.91 per galon] to get myself to work. I have diapers, juice, baby wipes, milk, etc to buy for my daughter. And thats just for her.
And in my defense, I have every right to sue the doctors that wronged me. the doctor or whoever it was that did my spinal tap, had to stab me 3 times before she could get the right spot. There was no 'lack of data' on which they had to go on. They suspected spinal memengitis, so they performed a spinal tap. And since that spinal tap, my back has been ****ed up. In my honest opinion I believe I have every right to sue just for that. And with the doctor that did my epidural, he was rushed, the hospital is understaffed, he was bothered 8 times, before he finally got fed up told a nurse to finish and left! the epidural didn't take, my baby and I almost died because of this! My heart rate rose above 280 bps and my daughters dropped to 30. They had to put a suction cup on her head to pull her out. OH and on top of that an episiotomy with NO numbing. All because the nurses had to rush my anesthisiologist. I have every right to sue for malpractice and neglegence.
I have severe back pain BECAUSE they didn't do their jobs right. Not any 'lack of data'. I respect and understand what you were saying in your post, but did you really read my post? I explained in detail. I have no memengitis, and how is there a 'lack of data' in an epidural? 'Oh she didn't want an epidural? Well I did a shatty enough job to where it won't take..don't worry'. 'Lack of Data' Doesn't make sense. All of the pain I am in is because of the doctors. Not me.