I question your assertion that you "benefited" by going back to drug addiction.I decided to go to the "follow up care" visit at the clinic, out of curiosity, and also because I decided I just don't have the time and energy to pursue legal cases right now.
I noticed everyone was super nice to me. The receptionists and nurses there are never that polite. And while I appreciated this care, I was also apprehensive about it.
The doctor I saw was guarded, asked a few questions, did a quick check up, and I walked out with a script for Valium. They basically reinstated the same treatment plan I was on before someone made the mistake of terminating it.
I think this is what they had planned all along but did not want to tell me. I wished they had just called me up on the phone and said: "Look, we
made a mistake, that doctor who refused to fill the script failed to look at your history, did not know who you were. Just come back to the clinic and
we'll continue the treatment plan. Sorry for the confusion."
But instead, we went back and forth through grievance. They sent me this really carefully worded letter that didn't mean anything. I could get no answers over the phone. And I noticed they never apologized. They regretted any "inconvenience" I experienced or "aggravation," but nothing further. Words like "confusion," "misunderstanding," let alone "mistake," seemed blacklisted or something. Possibly because they are legal snares. Those words always made them nervous.
I do feel like I was maneuvered, like getting me back to the clinic helped them correct their mistake and fix their records. (It in turn benefited me because I get my Valium, you might say). So there was this unspoken bartering. But they really did mess up. I think the mess up was so bad that they could not conceal it. If they was a way they could keep the truth from me, I would never have known what really happened.