When I requested pain medication the EMS guy said he could not give me anything because the Poison Control people said no. I thought this pretty odd but said nothing and endured the hour plus ride to the ER in escrusciating pain. Of course upon arrival to the ER I was given Morphine THANK GOD!!! I called Poison control and they say they would "never reccomend not using pain meds in that situation". I really feel like I was for some reason Discriminated against, and have lost faith in the American Emergency first responder care.Can someone please advise me in my rights here/
The DEA is responsible for this. They have been clamping down on pain meds for about at least a year now. Some people who have chronic pain have been cut off. Infact some doctors have refused on going treatment of patients because of this. You are not being discriminated against. It is a fact of life now. So we all have to grin and bear it.
That is so very wrong! I would get pen and paper, or jump onto your computer and write a very "detailed" letter to the head of your local response center where the EMT originated from. Do you happen to remember the name of the medic that worked on you in the ambulance?
Regardless I would not let this go without stating your situation to somebody in charge of these people. They are there to treat you, not judge you. Call poison control again, ask for the name of the person you are speaking to, so you can write that in your letter also. Under no circumstances should EMT's be playing God. Let me know how it all turns out. Speak your mind, but do so respectfully, and you likely get a favorable response. They owe you a huge apology!
Bless You and good luck!
that was wrong,and you need to get ahold of an attorney,they have one's with free consultation and will tell you whether or not you have a case. I believe you have a case here(worked along side lawyers). If indeed you called and they denied what the emt's said,then you have a case of pain and suffering. So start calling attorneys and call the poison control again,get it in writing,have them fax it,however,make sure it's signed,and i guarantee your case will be taken. in some cases they wont charge you unless/until you win. so talk to a few of them,see what they say,see if they will take the case without charge unless you win,et cetera... good luck to you and very sorry you had to go through this!
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