Comment from LisaGina68@aol.com
I have a true story I want to share, a voluntary ER visit, turned into destroying my life, I had no prior history, I was in a mental health crisis I have learned they call it in the REAL world of medicine! It was a 1x incident. But I can tell you this story needs to go to a public, and it may just do that soon, because you see when mislabeled in the mental health system, you now have a stigma to live with, fraud in procedures, hospital violations, and continuous errors entered into reports have lead me to be in the system over four years, until now they have been caught, documents show catastrophic errors made.
I need to also find legal assistance, this did not happen at any of the hospitals listed here, but this story, my story, may just make laws change. It is inexcusable please let me know if anyone here can direct me who to report this too, bottom line delay of diagnosis, fraud many counts including Medicare part A, all wrong psychiatric drugs, now weaned from all, wrong treatment, which was illegal, battery, this all has to do with, no assessment, a assumed provisional diagnosis that never was looked into, patient boarding, and transfer to wrong part of this same hospital!
This ER also had yes a CPEP within it, documents show this, so you see it was not just the program, the intake report CPEP, is most accurate, however, I never got to the CPEP unit for 72-hour observation, medical treatment, assessment, diagnosis, care and treatment! Instead I was locked up in the 292 ICU for the mentally ill! Irreversible damage has been done throughout all this time. We need changes to be done, I know this most likely has happened to others, who never figured out what had happened to them, or their loved one, it was NOT a ER I walked into for bizarre behavior with psychotic FEATURES, but was in fact also housed the CPEP program, where I was mistaken for a psychiatric patient, kidnapped into this mental health care system, kept on toxic drugs, brain damaging, etc.
The list of damages due are huge, and well deserved accountability will be had! How many other people became victim, as I have, and still in the system, alone, scared, most likely drugged, etc.? And families do not know this can and does happen, I was one of the lucky? To find these truths out about my records.
My life destroyed along this very long, endless path, but now justice needs to be had, accountability for my life that has been like falling dominoes one-by-one, as I lost everything I loved, everything I had, took a lifetime to build, but most of all, I lost myself, and who I was, forever changed. I want accountability, compensation, and then these false mental health records court sealed, and I have documents to do so. I just need the right direction to go and the right people to help me get closure to this nightmare. Anyone?
One: follow the money. Your complaints should start with whoever is paying for what you consider mistreatment. Medicare is one place to file complaints. You also can complain to the agency that guarantees the hospital [can’t think at the moment what this is called]. File complaints against everyone whom you think damaged you. File complaints against the licenses of nurses, doctors and anyone else whom you think behaved wrongfully. In NYS, file with the Dept. of Health, Office of Professional Misconduct, for doctors; Dept. of Education for psychologists and others.
“Wrong treatment” is not necessarily illegal. If the treatment that was provided to you was the standard of care at the time, then it is legal. If you received a lobotomy in 1950, then it would have been considered a good thing; if it was done last year then the physician would be liable.
ERs do not have CPEPs “in” them. Basically, a CPEP is a free-standing psychiatric emergency room that is parallel to a medical emergency room. CPEPs do not provide 72-hour observation, medical treatment, or psychiatric care or treatment. They assess the presenting problem, medicate as appropriate, and then move the patient out to home or inpatient, as appropriate.
In NYS, any two physicians can commit you to inpatient psychiatry. You do not get “mistaken” for a psychiatric patient; you get diagnosed based on your behavior at the time of the examination.
You need a lawyer. People diagnosed with mental illness rarely can afford one. “I lost myself, and who I was, forever changed.” I know. I had it happen to me. There should be accountability and compensation. There won’t be.
I know of no way for you to get what you want and deserve. Good luck trying, and keep us advised if you have any success.
The psychiatric system sucks. I wouldn’t put the odds of getting justice at more than one in one hundred thousand.