Speak up and stay alive is all about your healthcare and the need for you to be an active participant in your healthcare. I recently met Pat Rullo, an author, speaker and trainer on health care issues and surviving hospital care. Her story is not unique. What is unique about her is that she is not afraid to speak the truth about health care issues and how they can negatively harm a loved one. At Mishkind Kulwicki Law, we talk to families that have trusted their doctors only to have their trust broken. Each day our medical-legal team of lawyers and nurses talk to patients that entered a hospital for a small problem and developed a huge problem because the hospital system didn’t follow simple rules to keep them safe. Pat is a dynamic personality that speaks from first hand knowledge and experience how being in the right place at the right time is not always a guarantee that bad things might not happen.
We expect that when we go into the hospital the team of doctors and nurses will all be on the same page and will have our best interests in mind. Unfortunately when communication between doctors is deficient we are at risk of developing hospital acquired infections and other life threatening conditions. We all need to be aware of the potential mistakes that can and do happen in a hospital and speak up and stay alive. I am blessed to have met Pat and I encourage all of our readers to tune in to her radio show every Saturday at 7 am on WHK 1420 AM and WHKW 1220 AM at 9 am for topics that may help save your life.