Hospital made me wait about 12 hours to remove my appendix which ruptured causing sepsis and additional stay in hospital?

June 12, 2017


This occurred in September 2016. Could you please give me your thoughts regarding this situation.


If you had to have additional surgeries/organ removal, besides the appendix, it might be worth pursuing. If it was just "additional time in the hospital", it may not be worth the time and expense. A key question is when the appendix burst - before you arrived at the ER or after - whether a CT scan was timely done - what it showed - and whether you were delayed for surgery for any medical reason. Usually, there is an 'on call' surgeon for such cases. He/she may have had to work on other patients before you. You should bring your hospital record to a med mal attorney to see if they want to pursue it. Good luck.

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