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Asked on: 12/23/12, 12:55 am

I went to the emergency room because I believe my throat was closing. The nurse try to convince me that it was just a sore throat. I waited and waited for a doctor to see me until it was too late. surely my lungs were closing and I could barely breathe. it wasn't until I could no longer talk that a doctor came over to look at my lungs and discovered that my lungs were infected and closing by the minute. the doctors then decided that they had to immediately place a tube down my throat so that I can breed. I did not have insurance so the doctors were discussing if they were going to put a tube down my throat in the emergency room or in the OR room in front of me as it was a debate as my situation got worse . after about 5 minutes of debating the doctors then decided that it was best that I be moved to the OR room. Once in the Or room I then thought it was over for me. The doctor then tried the push a tube down my thought while awake, of course that was very difficult because by that the my throat was the side of a pin needle say doctors. Each time they tried to put the tube down my throat I would gag. I then went into panic mode because I felt like I was going to die. I guess at that point the doctors realize that pushing a tube down my throat was not going to work while I was awake in little time they had to save me. That's when they put me to sleep and I woke up three days later. The nurse was very unexperienced and never checked my throat and assume that I had a sore throat. Can I sue this hospital?

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