→ Something went wrong during medical treatment?
→ Someone you love died during or after surgery?
→ Your gut instinct tells you something’s not right?
→ A doctor acted on lies and caused you hell?
→ Can’t get a straight answer or even any answer?
Sound familiar? It’s what is called in medical parlance an “adverse event” — and the lies have already commenced.
The medical merry-go-round
Find you’re being bounced around the system from hospital to local health district to health department to health complaints commission to medical regulator? You’ve joined the “we’re not responsible” queue.
Hospital heavies stalled handing over documentation you’re entitled to have then got their lawyers on to you when you wouldn’t go away.
Driven up the wall trying to get answers? Then contacted your Member of Parliament who acted like a postman and passed your letter along to someone else. Then you contacted the Minister for Health to find their responsibility is universally dead and buried with the standard “thank you for bringing your concerns to my attention” but you’re on your own.
It’s the 3-D experience: Disaster↔Dishonesty↔Deceit← Smothering patient treatment deaths and injuries and then lying to your face is just the start of their moral turpitude.
The medical error epidemic
Hundreds of thousands of Australians are adversely affected by medical error each year; thousands die — killed that is — unnecessarily. We do not need laws for euthanasia as it is already carried out involuntarily.
Take note — we are not a government department!
But we’re doing governments’ work because they don’t want to deal with it. We are not the ombudsman either. We are an action group set up because of government failures and omissions and regulatory failures.
Demand for our specialised expertise never lets up whilst investigating cases, reporting medical treatment deaths to coroners and criminal behaviour to police, monitoring error-prone hospitals, exposing medical disasters, hospital scandals and government cover-ups in media exposés. Every week we receive thousands of emails and just as many documents.
How do we fund this?
From people who support our action. Get outraged with us and … DONATE!
Seizing the upper hand
The people who run the Medical Error Action Group know the system inside out, all the pitfalls, and all the advantages to put you in a superior position. They understand your plight, loss, frustration and outrage. It is why Medical Error Action Group was founded. The key to getting on top of your medical matter is being organised. We provide services to help you with this.
Being informed is imperative
You need to devote time and energy to take on hospitals, medical practitioners, state/territory governments and health departments, and be prepared to do the hard slog. Being informed and knowing what’s ahead is vital. Keep in mind no one will be more interested in your medical event than you.
How you can help yourself
PS. Never ever give up for what you believe in.