I went to the emergency room for symptoms of dehydration, loss of energy, confusion, and loss of breath. The examining doctor told me I was having an anxiety attack and prescribed Ativan . I explained I have cirrhosis of the liver and cannot take benzodiazepines. He prescribed Xanax wich is the same family. Then wanted to send me home. Well my sister in law called and explained, before my discharge, I wasent having an anxiety attack something is wrong with me, she would file a lawsuit against the hospital if they release me without a work up. The next doctor who came on decided to do a work up and found out I had renal failure ( kidneys stoped working)
And admitted me. Where I was treated and got to a 50% level of kidney function and doctor wanted to release me. Well, the root cause of the kidney failure was completely circumvented as was the initial evaluation diagnosis.
If I would have taken the Ativan or Xanax and went home took the pills and went to sleep with kidney failure I most likely would have die in my sleep.
Equally important, but far less dramatic, the cause of the kidney failure was due to immune system being compromised by the disease in the liver which was circumvented.
And even in the recovery room the kidneys specialist was recommending another night at the hospital but when he found out my insurance was leapsed he discharged me. After arguing with him and other rude staff members. I signed myself out. Very sick and unhappy with the over all professionalism and consent of the faculty collectively.