Republic of Ireland Law
Ask a Republic of Ireland Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
A hospital Doctor (in charge of the doctor team) was shown a report by all family members including the patient. In the report it shows how the symptoms of an allergic reaction to an antibiotic were present on the patient. The symptoms were identical to severe streptococcal of which the patient was diagnosed. However the treatment of one ailment (strep) would exacerbate the other (alergy). The patient died after 4 and a half months in hospital. The report was produced perhaps 3 months in. The treatment for an alergy is an histamines and not to use of narcotic painkillers and anti diarrhea drugs. My father was prescribed antibiotics and narcotic painkillers for ( to the point of kidney failure). After surviving this I spoke to a doctor and showed him a photo of an allergic reaction which my mother confirmed was what my father suffered from. The doctor said it was a valid point at which point my sister demanded a patch test. After some time i found the doctors failed to conduct a patch test on grounds it could kill him!! I then produced a report and gave one to each family member who all gave the report to the doctors. It included a photo of an allergic reation to Cephalexin (the drug I suspected my father had a reaction to).It also included a list of symptoms and treatment (histamines and not to use narcotic pain medication lest it make symptoms worse; downloaded from SteadyHealth.com and MedicineNet.com). Therefore a treatment for an alergy i believe should have been taken as a safety precaution (process of elimination). The simple precautions were not carried out. Would this be considered medical negligence?
I'm not in a hurry for an answer. I'm quite willing to wait. It's just a matter of principle that I ask the question.