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Sister locked in Dr.'s office

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Yesterday my sister had a doctors apt. she has low blood sugar and is having some tests run. Her new insurance sent her to a Dr. on their HMO. The old Dr has the same test she is haveing done. While at the apt. she had her blood tested and it came back as 39 very very low, (at 42 a person could pass out). the nurse leaves to get the Dr. and my sister sits for two hours in the room. She left to use the restroom and they noticed she was still there. The original nurse and the new Dr. have both left for the day. Our family Dr that the HMO won't let her see said they should have given her some thing for the low blood sugar right away. My sister being not the brightest star in the sky just thought nothing of it and was just mad because they left for so long. For all they know she passed out and what not. What is her legal right as far as to sue them or get the listed on the better business list. we live in Ohio
thanks so much



Hi, I can't help with your situation but I do know that the better business bureau has a website at http://www.bbb.com and you can check to see if the doctor has any complaints against him. You can also make a complaint against him on that web page. Hope this helps.


I don't believe your sister would be able to sue since she suffered no damages or loss... unless she wants to try small claims court for lost wages.


Locked? The story doesn't match the title at all. No where in there did you say she was locked in. She was left waiting in an exam room and could have exited at any time, so this is hardly a case of "false imprisonment". Time to move on.

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