If I had complications after surgery but the hos[pital staff did nothing, what are my rights?
Question Details: I went to the ER and was then rushed to surgery to have my appendix removed (a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure). However 60 hours later, after an episode of screaming pain and a nurse who threatened me and yanked my IV out, I checked myself out of the hospital and back into the same ER again. I was rushed to get a CAT scan (they didn't give me one while I was recovering even after the screaming pain), and then to another surgery (a full blown laparotomy). I was turning septic while in recovery; the nurses said I almost died. Since the hospital didn't find, or even check for, gut leaks even though given cause. Is this malpractice?