HIPPA Hospital mistake, Hippa, Hippa
May 8, 2013
May,10 2006 was admitted to a major university teaching hospital Temp 104.5F BP 70/50. Treated badly by a resident and a surgeon. Seems I had a mouse infestation in my silverware drawer and I had Schigaiia. While in the ER a resident ask "you had an HIV test 5 years ago DO I NEED TO REPEAT IT. 4 days later 3 room changes. day The first one I requested they gave me a roommate coming off a bender and reaked of booze. I have been in recovery since since 1979. 2 was taken to an office and signed the informed consent form for HIV Testing. Had to move to a room with a room mate on a vent and the family was there 24/7 making the decision to unplug. Moved again. Fourth day was Before I went home I asked for test results the Attending looked over my chart and said EVERYTHING IS NEGATIVE!. Wait for the pause!!! June 6th my regular doctors nurse called me that he wanted me to come in for a follow asked me to come in after hours that day. I knew what it was, Someone recorded my test results wrong, in that months time I infected my partner. the following month went for my first clinic appointment YEA I had attitude but the doctor won me over a wonderful caring man. Where I worked I was laid off from the job I wanted to retire from. I loved it. They said they where changing things and I no longer for there profile. They where in talks with the insurance carrier for the next years contract. The Insurance company can not say who but can say there is an POZ person on staff. Being the only gay male and having been in the hospital. YES should have sued but did hill since then, Depression, and now almost 61 and out of work. YES Adap is paying my COBRA Health is good, Next job 9 months I walked after the 3 woman said I harrssed her. Next Job verbal abuse I walked wrote the president of the corporation got my job back. They then trasfered me to a 3rd shift position 6 day a week 9-10 hours a day. Stress 2 sons Marines 7 deployments in 8 years total. Depression, Migraines. anxiety, CSR,(Centrous serous retinapthy) stress induced. TRUST me I could go on Thank God for my partner of 17 years and his other partner of 35 I would be on the street. My dealing by not dealing backfired on me totaled the car and discovered suspended licence , insurance, registration. HIPPA is a farce
Response from Mr. Chambers
HIPAA, like all laws, attempt to correct a problem but are never 100% successful.
You should contact an attorney or an legal services agency that deals with HIV/AIDS persons. I don't know the number of employees at the job you most enjoyed, but you may have illegal disclosure issues with the hospital as well as your health insurance agency. You need to speak with an attorney about them both.
Good luck, Jacques
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