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Complaint Review: Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Submitted: Tue, March 30, 2004
  • Updated: Thu, March 08, 2012

  • Reported By:Bowie Maryland
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland U.S.A.

Johns Hopkins Hospital Poor Care by Doctors and Nurses Results in Husband's Death Baltimore Maryland

*Consumer Comment: The other side of the story

*Consumer Comment: I'm so sorry

*Consumer Comment: Your Hopkins Experience Seems Quite Familar to Me

*Consumer Comment: Your Hopkins Experience Seems Quite Familar to Me

*Consumer Comment: Your Hopkins Experience Seems Quite Familar to Me

*Consumer Suggestion: Show them the same kind, compassionate care now that it's time to pay the bill!

*Consumer Comment: Very sorry about your loss I too have lost a loved one

*Consumer Comment: Very sorry about your loss I too have lost a loved one

*Consumer Comment: Very sorry about your loss I too have lost a loved one

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My husband went into Johns Hopkins Hospital with signs of liver failure but poor nursing and physician care and hospital acquired infections kept him from getting the liver transplant he needed resulting in his death seven weeks later.

The hepatologist kept insisting he was the healthiest of her liver patients, was not in liver failure and did not need a transplant. An endoscopy they performed and stated was normal missed an ulcer that five days later almost caused him to bleed to death.

He was not given proper nourishment. The physicians kept insisting he was eating when I knew he could not eat because of his illness. When his medical condition finally deteriorated to the point he could be considered for a transplant I was told he was too malnourished to survive a transplant.

The most distressing part of the hospitalization was the lack communication and family centered care. The staff treated me with distain for asking questions, nurses gave vague and patronizing answers, the physicians communicated only when directly confronted and were often armed with incorrect facts. The attending physician flat out lied about several issues.

The ICU nurses refused to offer a portable phone or let my husband use his cell phone to have contact with his children.

The JHH physicians are very arrogant, lack any compassion, and have no communication skills. They treat the patients as isolated organs or diseases and not human beings that have families depending on them.
When it was clear my husband was going to die these doctors dissappeared into the wooodwork, not one offered any condolences or asked if there was anything they could do.

I am a health care provider myself and would not treat any of my patients or their families the way my husband and I were treated.

Every day thousands of people are subjected to substandard care and arrogant doctors and nurses at supposedly one of this countries premier health institutions.

Diane
Bowie, Maryland
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/30/2004 05:37 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Johns-Hopkins-Hospital/Baltimore-Maryland-21287-2533/Johns-Hopkins-Hospital-Poor-Care-by-Doctors-and-Nurses-Results-in-Husbands-Death-Baltimor-85999. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

The other side of the story

AUTHOR: Drunk N. Pastor - (United States of America)

John Hopkins is one of the finest, but not for you.

The nurses and the doctors are to blame for illness.

Nurses give vague and patronizing answers to your questions? Perhaps you keep asking the same questions of everyone, over and over again?

The hepatologist kept insisting he was the "healthiest" of all her liver patients and didn't need a transplant? How about, didn't WARRANT a transplant?  In other words, there's a ton of information missing here.

An endoscopy was clear, but he almost bled to death 5 days later.  That's liver disease too, you know. And they did the endoscopy, no doubt, for a REASON, and I'm guessing, sorry, that your husband was a long-time drunk.

The attending physician flat-out lied about several issues. You flat-out denied several issues.

The ICU nurses refused to offer you a portable phone. Damn the rules, huh?

No one offered any condolences. Damn them, huh? You owe it to yourself to get some condolences.

Not buying this, Diane Bowie from Maryland. If you are a health care provider, you aren't very realistic.



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#2 Consumer Comment

I'm so sorry

AUTHOR: Tina - (U.S.A.)

I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's death. I've seen some pretty arrogant, unfeeling doctors myself but I also have some that are friends and I can assure you they would never have treated you or your husband like that. Again, I am so sorry for your pain and this injustice. God speed to you.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Your Hopkins Experience Seems Quite Familar to Me

AUTHOR: Danwalter - (U.S.A.)

My wife was almost killed at Johns Hopkins.

Here is the full story: http://adventuresincardiology.wordpress.com/
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#4 Consumer Comment

Your Hopkins Experience Seems Quite Familar to Me

AUTHOR: Danwalter - (U.S.A.)

My wife was almost killed at Johns Hopkins.

Here is the full story: http://adventuresincardiology.wordpress.com/
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#5 Consumer Comment

Your Hopkins Experience Seems Quite Familar to Me

AUTHOR: Danwalter - (U.S.A.)

My wife was almost killed at Johns Hopkins.

Here is the full story: http://adventuresincardiology.wordpress.com/
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

Show them the same kind, compassionate care now that it's time to pay the bill!

AUTHOR: Paul - (U.S.A.)

Diane, very sorry to hear about your loss!

Death is never kind to its victims. The problem is, I'm not sure which treated you and your husband worse, death or the hospital. It's a damn shame he couldn't have gotten up and moved to another facility.

Maybe he was doomed no matter who treated him. But, to hear about the treatment you had to endure! No sane person would want them treating an animal, much less a human being!

I suggest you show them the same kind of care and kindness that they showed you. After all, the world revolves on money. Write them a letter. Tell them exactly why they won't be getting paid. Use names and dates as best as you can remember.

Why should the doctors ride around in a new Mercedes on your dime? Treat them with the same lack of concern that they showed you.

You know, anyone too stupid to realize that they are working on a person, not just a bunch of inflamed tissue, probably isn't smart enough to cure anyone anyway! Thank you for telling the next patient to steer clear of John Hopkins!

God bless you,
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#7 Consumer Comment

Very sorry about your loss I too have lost a loved one

AUTHOR: Debbie - (U.S.A.)

Dear wife of husband that was taken from you. I wish to send a heartfelt sorry to your family. I posted a complaint from the treatment that my father got concerning neglect in a hospital in Alaska. He died after many months of fighting to live.The unsainitary conditions there caused my father to get MRSA Staph infection. I agree that many hospitals and nurses treat family as if they are not important. The rude attitudes and the disdain are a reflection of todays healthcare
systems. They are allowed to treat famil this way because no one stands up. Contact your state representative and your governors office, Make them listen to your concerns thats what they are in office for. Stand up for what you know is right and make them hear the truth about it.
Keep the faith best regards and smypathy Debbie from Oregon
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#8 Consumer Comment

Very sorry about your loss I too have lost a loved one

AUTHOR: Debbie - (U.S.A.)

Dear wife of husband that was taken from you. I wish to send a heartfelt sorry to your family. I posted a complaint from the treatment that my father got concerning neglect in a hospital in Alaska. He died after many months of fighting to live.The unsainitary conditions there caused my father to get MRSA Staph infection. I agree that many hospitals and nurses treat family as if they are not important. The rude attitudes and the disdain are a reflection of todays healthcare
systems. They are allowed to treat famil this way because no one stands up. Contact your state representative and your governors office, Make them listen to your concerns thats what they are in office for. Stand up for what you know is right and make them hear the truth about it.
Keep the faith best regards and smypathy Debbie from Oregon
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#9 Consumer Comment

Very sorry about your loss I too have lost a loved one

AUTHOR: Debbie - (U.S.A.)

Dear wife of husband that was taken from you. I wish to send a heartfelt sorry to your family. I posted a complaint from the treatment that my father got concerning neglect in a hospital in Alaska. He died after many months of fighting to live.The unsainitary conditions there caused my father to get MRSA Staph infection. I agree that many hospitals and nurses treat family as if they are not important. The rude attitudes and the disdain are a reflection of todays healthcare
systems. They are allowed to treat famil this way because no one stands up. Contact your state representative and your governors office, Make them listen to your concerns thats what they are in office for. Stand up for what you know is right and make them hear the truth about it.
Keep the faith best regards and smypathy Debbie from Oregon
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