Misdiagnosed for 15 years.

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I am 30 and he mother of two almost three children. I started to care for my father last year. About 15 years ago he was diagnosed with hepatitis c. He decided to get a second opinion. That Dr told my father he had been misdiagnosed that he did not have hepatitis c. 15 years later the hepatitis c he didn't have is rediagnosed. Because of that second opinion my father now has cihrosis of the liver. Which causes him excruciating pain. I quit my job to take care of him. Which made my husband very angry. He wants me to put him in a nursing home but i refuse. I decided to leave my husband over it. My dad has three Dr.s they all say he needs care 24/7. That is why I quit my job. There is a cure for hepatitis c it only takes 24 weeks and he will be cured. The liver damage though will take more time. At least 5 years the hepatitis c Dr says.
My father has to have fluid drained off of him twice a month. Is there any way i could have my dad take the second Dr to court because if he had never been misdiagnosed he would have never had the liver failure and would not be in so much pain.

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1st question..... I am pregnant because i recently tried to reconcile with my ex. I wanted to give him another chance. I do love him he is my children's father. He had a job when he moved back in but quit it before he was home a week. Less than two weeks after we got back together he was on his xbox from the time he got up (about 2) Until almost dawn. He would get mad at me if i asked him to watch the kids even if it was only to go to the store. I was on birth control but apparently it failed.

2nd question.... My dad is very aware of how contagious his blood is. He keeps his bedroom door closed. The kids don't go in. If he does get a cut i have gloves and lots of antiseptic sprays to clean it up. My dad is very careful. If he gets a scrape he rings the bell and i send the kids outside or to their rooms and i go clean him up. I am very careful. He has a wonderful specialist now that has trained me on how to take care of a wound the right way. We also know that accidents can happen so I also get tested every six months just in case.
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Jeannegibbs my ex wanted me to work because i made almost twice as much as him. Because i made so much my ex could stay home. When he wanted to get a "job" i put the kids in day care. He never got a job. Never even applied. Just played xbox all day. Because i am home now he couldn't lie about applying for jobs. Let me clear something up.... I do not go to work every day anymore. But I am a freelance translator. I have people call or come to the house to translate papers and things but i don't have a steady 9-5 job. I don't make near as much as i used too. I quit a very nice paying job. I didn't realize that i made it sound like i quit working all together. I'm sorry for that misunderstanding.
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Janetmarie3, just want to wish you the best of luck in what you need to do. The lawsuit is mute at this point, but at least you have a handle on what must be done when it comes to your father.
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My father does not want to be in a nursing home. Its not necessary. It is not much work taking care of him. He has his own room his own tv i just check on him hourly making sure his ammonia levels stay down. We have a bell he rings when he wants anything. His ammonia level has only gone up twice since i moved in. Yes i have to be with him at all times but not in the same room. If i need to leave the house one of my 4 brothers will come over to sit with him. If i decide to move my brothers will take turns staying with him. My dad is very independent he wants me around just in case he says. :) I stay here because i love my dad and i respect his decisions.
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Janetmarie, you said "I quit my job to take care of him. Which made my husband very angry. He wants me to put him in a nursing home but i refuse. I decided to leave my husband over it." So it is no wonder we assumed that the reason you left your husband was because of the dispute of you giving care to Dad. Do you see how we would get that impression from what you wrote?

Somehow I figured that there might be more behind your marital woes, but your own words said that was it.

Your husband wouldn't care for your children while you worked. Hiss and boo! Bad decision! But, was he actively looking for work? Did he need to be available for interviews? Was he out pounding the pavement looking for work? Or is he just a lazy bum? Or does he feel inadequate to take care of young children? If that is the reason you left him (does that mean you kicked him out of your father's house, where you were living? Or is that when you moved into your father's house?) why are you blaming it on taking care of your Dad?

This is just too confusing. But I guess it doesn't matter. You were only asking for our advice on a law suit. A legal consultation would probably be no-cost, and a lawyer would only take the case if he or she thought there was a good chance of winning, since payment is usually a portion of the award. So, see a lawyer.
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Janet, from your most recent answers, sounds like two doctors had misdiagnosed your Dad. I just hope since you and the children are living with your Dad, who has HepC, that your Dad is taking extra special care not to cut himself and if he does [like shaving] that he cleans it up immediately. Kids get scapes and cuts all the time, I would hate to see a blood transfer to that cut.
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Janet, I am confused... you moved in with your Dad after your husband lost a 2nd job, and that was a year ago. Why are you having a third child with your husband if he hasn't been providing or caring for the family? Or was the "almost three children" meaning one was your husband because he acts like a child?
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Jessiebelle the Dr that misdiagnosed my dad It was a one time visit. My dads family Dr at the time diagnosed him. So he went to a "local specialist" who said he didn't have it. So my dad believed the specialist and changed family Drs.
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By the way the Dr that misdiagnosed my father also misdiagnosed at least three other people and has been sued for malpractice twice.
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Ok first of all I am divorcing my husband because we live with my father. My father pays all the bills. We moved in with my dad when my husband lost yet another job. My husband does not work. I did. I would go over to my dads house (before we moved in with my dad) before work to fix him breakfast and give him all of his medication. I would fix him a cold lunch for later. When i got off work I would come home fix supper for my family and then take the kids with me to my dads to fix him supper and give him his night medicine. I did not leave my husband **** just ***** because of my father. My father pays all of the bills yet my husband won't watch the children while i work. I have to have a baby sitter. i left him because he will not do anything and i hoped it would wake him up.
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