Originally Posted by CrunchyKat
Is UC illegal in Wa state??
Pearl'sDaddy, I'm glad you guys are out of the system now.
Gotta say though, I'm from San Jose, and disliked it so much I ran far far away as soon as I was of age, so it's funny to think of it being a safe haven.
Also wanted to mention that this sort of thing isn't just with birth, isn't just wiht children. My DH was in his mid20s and had a bout of depression. Was on Paxil for a bit but it made it worse, so he went off. His insurance company had something in their records about his diagnosis.
A while later he started getting blinding headaches, and was ultimately diagnosed with a benign but fast growing brain tumor. They gave him 6 months to live without treatment.
He took some time to look into their plan (radiation pointed at the brain = not pretty) and found an MD who worked alternatively. Told the diagnosing doctors (in Seattle, by the way, at UW medical center) "thanks but no thanks".
Because they had access to his insurance information, they had access to his previous treatment for depression. They decided he was trying to kill himself, and threatened committment and treatment against HIS will.
DH had to hire a lawyer that he kept on retainer for a couple years, to keep them from doing such a thing.
Of course, there's no CPS to take you away from you, right? So when it's about yourself, you have a lot more wiggle room than if the decider is another person than the one about whom decisions are being made.
Still, it's the same nonsense. Thankfully he never had a bit of radiation or chemo, did all natural things, and came through it without the tumor. Even has the follow-up MRIs to prove it (in cases like this people usually drop entirely out of the System, so MDs later say they must have been wrong about the diagnosis and there was never any cancer at all).
consent forms....I was too busy to sign anything while being admitted to the hospital. But later they kept shoving forms in our faces. We started modifying their forms. They were mad at us but let us.
Later the sOB came in with his own little handwritten form saying that I was refusing to comply and did I know what I was doing. I signed that.
They still couldn't figure out why we were there (no one, I think, had told them we were there to be close to the NICU b/c the midwives were scared of meconium) and wouldn't allow me to do ANYTHING to help myself....
When they finally bullied me into an epidural with a 2 hour maximum and if nothing had changed, then surgery....I signed NOTHING, it was all verbal.
And of course the massive dose of heroin, er fentanyl, they gave me plus the huge epidural (I forgot I was PREGNANT, I was so drugged) really should have made any verbal consents I gave null and void, don't you think? I wouldn't even have been allowed to get a tattoo at a good parlor with all that in my system....
I later signed the consent forms to the surgery hours AFTER having it....
And the forms were dated back to BEFORE.....
When I requested my records there were lies about DS's condition at birth (blue, limp, difficulty breathing, despite the fact that he was PINK, shaking all over, and SCREAMING his head off from the MOMENT he was taken out), and that little handwritten thing the sOB made me sign was missing.....