Medical Negligence in Nigeria : Good Doctors Who Protect Bad Doctors – Beware Of Both of Them or SUE after they sew you up ! wellr.com.ng
A Nigerian had a nasty experience recently in Nigeria Edo State @ a Private Hospital in Benin City Run By An Indian GP And other Nigerian Doctors from UBTH University of Benin Teaching Hospital. He Had surgery by two Doctors The Indian a GP and The Nigerian An alleged specialist and was in the Hospital for 2 weeks . He was examined once after surgery by the indian Doctor throughout that time after insisting on what he termed negligence by the Two Doctors by The Indian doctor as the ‘ailment’ had come back a week after surgery while he was in their hospital .The Nigerian Doctor only came once after duress and spent 3minutes without even an examination even though the patient complained about bleeding . He was never seen again !
TOO BUSY FOR THEIR PATIENTS BUT NOT FOR THE PATIENTS MONEY
He said due to some delay in online payment transfers his medication was stopped for 3days without reason and after payment went through was resumed the Hospital claimed it was a week end and could not supply Drugs . A PRIVATE Hospital . Imagine what public hospitals are doing .
he was then examined 5days later again and discharged that same day by another Nigerian doctor .
He was promised out patient care When discharged .At home The Doctors refused to see him for 2months claiming they were busy and told him to continue to take antibiotics augmentin and flagyl for 1 and half months . he then sought other doctors who asked for a medical transfer report from the first hospital
Since his only communication to the Said Hospital was by whatsapp and when he asked for a Transfer Report to another Hospital Was Delayed and is still being delayed till today .. His Report IS Coming Out Next Week .We are corroborating facts and I tell you The Report is SHOCKING from what i have heard listening to him !
Whatsapp is an Amazing APP it never forgets
The 2019 edition of the Annual General Conference (AGC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has been scheduled to hold between 23rd and 29th August, 2019.
The conference, hosted by the Lagos Branch is themed “FACING THE FUTURE”, will hold at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
It’s noteworthy that “Medical Negligence: Time to Change the Narrative” is just a topic of one of the plenary sessions at the Annual Legal Conference amongst the thirty-nine (39) plenaries. All topics are aimed at achieving the focus for this 2019 edition of the Conference.
This is against the notion nurtured by our medical practictoners and allied workers that the legal experts are aimed at hunting them in their field of work.
Medical Law is just one area amongst the diverse areas of law. There’s law in all profession and on every thing that could be thought of. Hence, a reason law as a field legislates, contributes and adjudicated in all matter, and a reason lawyers are learned beyond their profession.
What can you do about a bad doctor?
Ideally, doctors are there to help you get better. While there are some conditions that won’t and just need to be monitored, most of the time you can expect to see at least some improvement. “One of the biggest indicators a doctor isn’t a good one is the number of times a patient has to be readmitted or has to have the procedure or treatment repeated,” Norris says.
Keep your doc (even if he has terrible online reviews): As long as you like him
Google may be the first resource you turn to when looking for a good doctor but that may be the least reliable way to find one, Norris says. His company has analyzed hundreds of thousands of online reviews and matched them with the doctor’s actual performance data. Their conclusion? “We’ve found absolutely no correlation between patient reviews, like those found on sites like Yelp!, and medical proficiency,” he explains. “People who’ve had negative experiences are more likely to leave reviews and they’ll often complain about things that have no relevance to their medical care, like bathrooms or parking spaces.” So forget what everyone else online is saying—the only opinion that should matter is yours.
Ditch your doc if: He’s just “nice”
Bedside manner is a great bonus but rapport isn’t the most important thing when it comes to getting the best medical care, especially with specialists. “Being a good doctor doesn’t mean they’re a nice doctor,” Norris says, “but in the end you’re better off with the surgeon who is technically better than the one who’s nicer.” If your doc happens to be nice and well-skilled, you’ve found a true winner. But don’t just stay with someone because you bond over golf scores. Don’t miss these 50 secrets surgeons won’t tell you.
Keep your doc if: She is open about her failures
Transparency is one of the attributes patients find most reassuring in their healthcare providers, but one of the hardest to find, according to Norris. “Honesty and transparency build trust, which leads to better patient outcomes,” he says. One example? Many doctors will advertise that they perform a particular procedure or treat a specific condition, he says, but far fewer will provide evidence of how many times they’ve done it or treated it and how it has worked out. You definitely want a doc in the latter camp, even if it shows they’re not perfect. Remember these 14 things you should never lie to your doctor about.
Ditch your doc if: She’s always ordering tests
Getting every test under the sun may make you feel like your doctor is proactive but that sense of security comes with a price—literally. “Contrary to popular belief, more testing does not generally result in better outcomes,” Norris says. “Often [tests are ordered] because they have a financial tie-back or other business reason for doing so, like the doctor owns a stake in a certain company or has just purchased an expensive new machine.” These are the ten tests and procedures doctors don’t waste money on.
Keep your doc if: He tells you “no” sometimes
Doctors are vulnerable to peer pressure too and this is even more true in the age of the internet. Some doctors are so afraid of negative online reviews or of making a patient upset that they’ll allow the patient to bully them into doing something they don’t feel is best. For instance, many patients want antibiotics for cold and flu symptoms even though tons of research has shown they’re not effective and can worsen the antibiotic-resistance crisis. But some doctors will give in to these demands just to placate a patient. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask questions or make concerns known but rather that your demands shouldn’t trump his expertise. A doctor who truly cares about you won’t be afraid to tell you when something isn’t in your best interest. This is what your doctor is really thinking—but won’t say to your face.
Ditch your doc if: He’s in and out in two minutes
The average person has to wait nearly half an hour in the office before seeing their doctor and then the average appointment lasts less than 15 minutes. Even worse, a separate study found that patients were only allowed to speak for a mere 12 seconds before being interrupted. But just because this is the standard doesn’t mean you should settle for it. This revolving door mentality leaves patients frustrated and, more often that not, with a prescription, rather than feeling heard and getting advice about lifestyle changes that could help them more than a pill. A good doctor will respect your schedule, take the time to listen to you, and let you finish your sentences. Check out these eight secrets to help you make the most of your doctor appointments.
Keep your doc if: He’s accessible
We live in a 24/7 world and being confined to office hours can mean inconvenience at best and a serious problem missed at worst. Many doctors are now offering alternate scheduling (like weekend hours), call lines, online test results, and e-mail access to help patients get the care they need it when they need it. These 21st-century conveniences aren’t necessarily a dealbreaker but they sure do make things easier!