Yeah, I had the same thoughts. I didn't want to get anyone in "trouble " but, I did want this to be documented in case I would end up with lasting pain issues from the nerve being hit.
When I called the facility, I said "I would like to talk to someone in Management about
an incident that happened April ____ (fill in blank what day it happened) and it happened at _______(fill in blank with name of the facility).
This peaks their interest because they don't know what happened or how bad.
I was honest with management. I said that I don't want to get anyone in trouble but I wanted to bring to their attention my nerve being hit.
When they called me back they said that they talked to the person who drew my blood that day and got her feedback. This kinda made me uncomfortable, because like you said, how am I going to be treated the next time she has to draw my blood. Ugh!!
So it is totally up to you how you want to handle this. I personally feel like now I have to find a different facility to have lab work done.
Several years ago (before I knew that I had Lyme), I was at a different facility for lab work because I was having blackouts and "IBS symptoms". The lab tech put the needle in my arm but forgot to put an empty vial on opposite side. Needless to say, blood was pumping out of my arm like a squirt gun. The lady said, "Oh my!!" There was blood all over the chair arm, running in between the cushion, and all over the floor.
I never called about
I know that we are all human and make mistakes. But I am just really frustrated with with my health issues and don't need anymore.
Misdiagnosed for 27 years. Below is my first thread.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=3509506
Homozygous MTHFR a1298c
Started to talk normal again May 2016
Still dealing with other symptoms
Lyme Disease is a real MTHFR!!!