Avoidable Death Of My Son
RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA -- My son, a Manic Bipolar under care of a physician, accidentally over dosed on his medications & was taken by ambulance to Parkview Comm. Hosp.(Riverside, CA.) Paramedic report assessment: "Altered state of consciousness/Over dose/Eyes; fixed-pin point, Skin; pale-ashen, Speech; inappropriate". Parkview Hospital diagnosed him with "VIRAL Bronchitis" & treated him with antibiotics! (Antibiotics have NO effect on viral conditions anyway!) He was returned home, by ambulance after THREE HOURS, STILL in a heavy state of stupor! A short while later he attempted to eat a food product & choked to death, falling dead at my feet as I tried to assist him! "Altered Level of Consciousness" causes THROAT CONSTRICTION. I accuse this hospital of Erroneous diagnosis/Inappropriate treatment/ and Perilous Premature Discharge! NO attempt was made to contact his treating physician & on EVERY page requiring patient signature, the hospital entry read; "Patient unable to sign".... From BRONCHITIS??? My son would be alive today had he received appropriate & ACCURATE treatment!