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University Hospital of Brooklyn Informative - Patient Mistreatment

Review by Anonymous on 2004-05-07
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK -- In 2002 I was hospitalized at the University Hospital of Brooklyn for two months. While I was there, I was subjected to the rude behavior of the nurses and some of the doctors. On many occasions I was ignored when asking for the bedpan or spoken to very rudely when pressing the patient button more than one time.
On another occasion a nurse snatched some food off my tray and gave it too another patient. On other occasions some nurses aides waved their hands at me as if what I needed was unimportant.
A male doctor touched me inappropriately and other doctors asked intrusive questions about my sex life as if to make fun of me.
An X-ray technician came into my room to take x-rays of another patient, and as I was about to leave the room, pushed my bed into the wall so that I couldn't move and said, "This is so you can't escape."
There were nurses at the nurses station who were constantly saying insulting things about me and another patient.
They kept bringing me the wrong diet, for example, a liquid or pureed diet instead of the regular meals.
Some of my belongings were found in another patients chest of drawers.
Those are some examples of the treatment I received while at Suny-University hospital of brooklyn.
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-01-13
Posted by Michelle on 2004-05-20:
That is absolutely appalling! Have you considered suing? That is completely unacceptable, especially from the medical profession. This is supposed to be a first world country, providing superior care, apparently. I have been in third world countries with better medical practices than that!
Shocking
Posted by justUNbelievable on 2004-06-02:
Amazing! I think you have a case against them. Well, being rude is morally and ethically wrong by the medical staff of "professionals". I can't help but think their attitude might even be tied in with low insurance reimbursements or no insurance if that's the cae. Rude, rude, Rude!! Send your complaints to the board of directors/ CEO!!! Inexcusable!!
Posted by justUNbelievable on 2004-06-02:
Amazing! I think you have a case against them. Well, being rude is morally and ethically wrong by the medical staff of "professionals". I can't help but think their attitude might even be tied in with low insurance reimbursements or no insurance if that's the case. Rude, rude, Rude!! Send your complaints to the board of directors/ CEO!!! Inexcusable!!
Posted by minx on 2004-11-30:
I don't believe most of what you said because, you are most likely a patient that can not be pleased. No hospital is that bad after years of nursing I know that. Just sue, that what your looking for, so no one in America can afford insurance.
Posted by Angry Tulsa Consumer on 2006-01-13:
Actually, this story is not so unusual. We had a terrible experience too: no hand washing, wrong meals, no meal, wrong medications, no medication, developed a skin infection, allergic reaction to medication that was posted on the medical record not to administer, rude nurses, one didn't know what aphasia was as she sat there and talked to a stroke victim and got irritated with the patient when the patient couldn't respond verbally, dirty floors being mopped with even dirtier black water that didn't smell like it had disinfectant cleaner in it, lies, lies and more lies to cover up for their incompetence, several of the staff reeked of cigarette smoke and two of the nurses nails were yellow from nicotine and it was sickening when they would hand the medication over with their dirty bare hands - we had to refuse the medication. Oklahoma just got a D rating in terms of emergency room assistance and now we know why because we had the problem of miscommunication from the emergency room to the assigned room that nearly killed the patient. We sympathize with you greatly. We live in fear of ever having to be incarcerated in a hospital again!

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