True life series: this could be you or your child!

Carroll, Richard W.

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True Life Series: This Could Be You Or Your Child! Copyright (c) 2016 By Wesley Carroll, Investigative Reporter Censored-Redacted Version On or about April 2011, plantiff [name of the incarcerated inmate redacted] (incarcerated within the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections), complained to a Dr. Khatri that he was having trouble sleeping. He also complained of being anxious, and had racing thoughts. Immediately Dr. Khatri prescribed the psychotropic medication ("psych med") Remeron to plaintiff. From May 2011 through August 2011, Dr, Khatri prescribed numerous psych meds at various dosages to plaintiff and saw that he took them as he prescribed. Just a few of the psych meds ordered to plaintiff during this time include Elavil, Remeron, and Elavil Amitiriplyline in dosages that range from 15 to 150 milligrams On or about August 11, 2011, Dr. Khatri (without explanation) prescribed and ordered the plaintiff to take 100 milligrams of the psych med Tegretol, to be taken twice daily, with and including all other psych meds prescribed and ordered to him (of which he was still taking and under said doctors ordered to take). Then further on August 15, 2011, Dr. Khatri increased the tegretol amount to 200 milligrams. There were basically no knowledgeable meeting held by Dr. Khatri to discuss the effectiveness of Tegretol, of which plaintiff took. Once again for no apparent reason Dr. Khatri ordered plaintiff to take a further increased dosage of 200 to 300 milligrams of Tegretol, of which the plaintiff took. Plaintiff was not on any other meds throughout except the prescribed and ordered psych meds. He was further not under any other type of medical treatment. He further did not ingest or come in contact with any other food or substance outside his normal prison diet and routine. On or about September 2011, plaintiff [name of the incarcerated inmate redacted] awoke feeling extremely fatally ill. His vision was severely restricted, his eyes were burning, throbbing in pain and dry. He further had hives and massive eruption covering his entire body (herein after described as "painful symptoms"). Plaintiff was further nauseous, disoriented, and had extreme trouble walking. His condition was so grave and life threatening that he had to be immediately taken by wheelchair to the institution's emergency medical department. From what the plaintiff can barely recall, the medical staff there measured his pulse rate, temperature and respiratory rate. They apparently gave him some moisturizing eye drops in his eyes and sent him right back to the housing unit, without further treatment, observations or emergency outside hospital or ICU or other emergency care treatment center, care or hospital. After another night of no rest, the nest morning he awoke in now crippling pain. His vision had further deteriorated to the point where he was not able to see just feet in front of him. Finally plaintiff was admitted to the institutions infirmary. His conditions continued to deteriorate. Plantiff's condition so worsened that he was rushed to the emergency room ICU unit of an outside hospital, finally, but not until September 3, 2011. All the way through September 7, 2011, plaintiff remained at the outside hospital under observation/treatment. A various number of treatments were provided to the plaintiff [ name of the incarcerated inmate redacted]. The hospital treating doctor told plaintiff that the "painful symptoms" he was suffering were the direct results of a serious life threatening allergic reaction, called Steven Johnson Syndrome, and the psych med Tegretol prescribed by Dr, Khatri caused plaintiffs allergic reaction. At the outside hospital, another medical professional told plaintiff that he should have his family contact an attorney to look into why he had to be hospitalized. On September 7, 2011, the plaintiff returned to the infirmary at SCI-Houtzdale, where the staff treated him with medication in the form of eye drops, ointment applied to his hives, intravenous fluid and some kind of oral tablets. He was hospitalized until September 28, 2011. Plaintiff believes some point during his hospitalization in the SCI infirmary, Dr. Khatri discontinued the Tegretol prescription order. Dr. Khatri knew or should have known that plaintiff [name of the incarcerated inmate redacted] would allergically react negatively to the Tegretol and the prescribed dosage further based upon a number of factors, especially with plaintiffs previous medical history. Plaintiff [name of the incarcerate inmate redacted] submitted numerous written request and made several sick call visits, following his hospitalization, complaining to Dr. Naji about painful symptoms. Plaintiff complained in particular to Dr, Naji about extreme eye problems, pain in and around eyes, continued eye dryness and that his eyesight was becoming worse nearing total blindness. Plaintiff pleaded with Dr. Naji to provide him treatment that would, in addition to treating the symptoms, adequately address the underlying causes of the painful symptoms. Yet the insane dismissing response on several back from Dr. Naji were, "Deal with the Pain, ... you'll be stronger for it. You just have to be patient. I'm going to have you scheduled to see a specialist," Yet, many months went by before plaintiff was actually seen and evaluated by an ophthalmologist. The ophthalmologist made a number of treatment orders to care for the plaintiff's eyes. [One sentence redacted.] Thus to date plaintiff has nearly lost his eyesight. He has chronic itchy skin, sore back l.and legs and is in constant pains. Plaintiffs arms arms are numb and sting with pain after showering; all directly resulting from his allergic reaction to Tegretol. Prior to plaintiff [name of the incarcerated inmate redacted]being incarcerated within the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, plaintiff enjoyed normal vision and health. He did not have any issues with eyesight, or others medical issues above describes. Plaintiff submitted numerous written inmate request to Defendant Correct Care Solutions, Inc. and made several sick call visits, following his hospitalization complaining to Defendant John Doe # 1 about the painful symptoms. Plaintiff complained in particular to Defendant Correct Care Solutions, Inc. about extremely problems, pain in and around his eyes, continued eye dryness and that his eyesight was becoming worse nearing total blindness. Plaintiff pleaded with Defendant Jane Doe #2 to provide hime treatment that would, in addition to treating the underlying causes of the painful symptoms, adequately address the underlying causes of the painful symptoms. Yet they further avoided and failed to provide urgently required medical care apparently dismissing all proper required medical care. Yet, many months went by before pail tiff was actually seen and evaluated bu an ophthalmologist. The ophthalmologist made a of treatment orders to care for the plaintiff's eyes. Defendants John Doe #1, Jane Doe #2 and Correct Care Solutions, Inc., intentionally delayed treatments and further did not comply with all of the treatments ordered and recommended by the ophthalmologist. Thus to fate the plaintiff nearly lost his eyesight. He has chronic itchy skin, sore back l.and legs and is in constant pains. Plaintiffs arms arms are numb and sting with pain after showering; all directly resulting from his allergic reaction to Tegretol. Prior to plaintiff being incarcerated within the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, plaintiff enjoyed normal plaintiff enjoyed normal vision and health. He did not have any issues with eyesight, or others medical issues above described. Plaintiff [name of the criminally incarcerated inmate redacted] continues to be in and go through continuous pains, further blindness and now other aliments that could have been prevented from the beginning through out to the present, negligently, allowed and caused by defendants above and below identified and described.

Author: Carroll, Richard W.

Author Location: Pennsylvania

Date: 2016

Genre: Essay

Extent: 4 pages

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