I think my father's doctor did something wrong medically to harm him. How do I get another doctor to see him?

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my dad was admitted in the hospital with pneumonia, he was also having problems with some blood showing up in his catheter. I ask the his primary doctor to have a urologist to take a look at it before he was released from the hospital. After a couple of days the urologist showed up without examining my dad changed his catheter from a size 16fr to a 24fr...now my dad has bleeding none stop has to go to the hospital every 2 weeks for a blood transfusion. The doctor said it's nothing he did...that my dad has a recurring prostate cancer with damage to his bladder from radiation seed implants. Now I cannot get an appointment with another urologist because of his previous problem at the hospital and his age(84 yrs old). I think it's because of who the doctor is and the alliance between this group of doctors in this clinic. No other doctor is willing to examine my dad and give us the correct diagnose.

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I'm so sorry! Isn't there another medical group somewhere near? I'm not sure you'll get anywhere because these things are difficult to prove (fault), but he sure could use better care now, if that's a possibility.
This has to be so wearing for you all - please keep in touch,
Carol
take your dad way out of town (I mean REALLY way out) to a emergency hosp. or medical clinic that maybe does not know the doctors that you feel did this and have them check your dad for excessive bleeding. you don't necessarily have to tell them that you feel the other doc did something wrong, just tell them you just want to have the bleeding checked, but if asked, i am not saying to lie to them, that would not be right. May God help you and your dad.

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