The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) / Negligence
Below is the sequence of events:
May 5, 2008 Admitted to hospital (International patient office was surprise of my existence 4 hours I was admitted and having had an endoscopy under full anaesthetic).
May 6th, 2008 I was operated (Gastric by pass)
May 10th, 2008 Developed an overnight skin allergy
May 10th. 2008 I was seen by the surgeon on duties around 10am who recommend to apply cream on the affected areas.
May 10th. 2008 I was moved to the international patient award @ 11:15am
May 10th. 2008 Prof Izbicki visited me at our around noon and recommended that I should be seen
by the hospital dermatologist
May 10th. 2008 The dermatologist was contacted at 12:00pm and I was advised that she will visit me in 2 hours as she has urgent patients to attend to.
May 10th. 2008 The dermatologist visited me in my room with the on duty nurse at 21:50pm
May 10th. 2008 The dermatologist gave me an injection and prescribed cortisone and a cream
May 11th. 2008 The hospital pharmacy dispatch the cream almost 24 hours later
I had only 2 sessions of physiotherapy since my operation despite my request for having 2 sessions a day and still have not seen a diet specialist to draw a nutrition plan as I am diabetic and has start eating solid food since yesterday.
After my operation trauma, I was looking forward to recover with a proper rehabilitation plan. However, I had to go through unnecessary trauma which could be avoided because of the hospital bureaucratic admistrative procedures and lack of staff which caused me much distress.
I would appreciate it if you would be kind enough to advise me of the necessary legal steps to take against the hospital for the sufference they caused me.
I am in Irish citizen but based in Dubai.