Anyone who’s been in my log recently will have seen that after my son developed some strange hip pain that stopped him from walking, we had to get a blood test for him that tested for Lyme, and unfortunately for Leukemia as well. So obviously, the past week has been a nightmare for me as despite knowing it’s likely not that, I can’t help but be scared while I wait for results.
Well, I started calling on Saturday and kept getting answers like “it can take a week…”, but yesterday my doctor called me and told me with no hesitation that the labs should have been back, period. So I call labcorp and so does she, and they start telling us they have no record of me being there. At all. I give them requisition numbers, patient numbers, account numbers, date and time of the appointment plus letting them know that the first nurse did not use a butterfly, and opted for a GIANT needle and only had me restraining him despite him already screaming (he’s 4), blew his vein to shit stabbing around in there, and finally a second nurse came in to help restrain, used a butterfly and got the sample, so my son was terrified by the end and I understandably didn’t want to take him back.
So after hours of customer service at labcorp telling us they couldn’t find anything, the supervisor of the branch we got it drawn at called me at the end of the day to tell me that his blood was “lost in transit”. So somewhere, my son’s blood, 3 vials likely labeled with his medical info and SSN, is floating around unaccounted for and now I have to tell him I lied and he has to go back (I told him it’d be a while before he goes back) tomorrow for more blood drawn.
Is this something that’s lawsuit-worthy? Honestly I won’t give a shit if it’s not, but seeing as how people get millions for spilling coffee on themselves i was just curious.
@jewbacca not sure if any other lawyers are on here…