Bev's guest is Janet Bedin and her attorney Tony Romanucci. Ms. Bedin brought her 86-year-old mother into Northwestern Hospital because she had a hernia in her abdomen. She was tested, released and told to go home until she had symptoms of pain. Ms. Bedin kept taking her mother back because she was losing weight and almost six months later, the internist checked her CAT scan to find Pancreatic Cancer that should have been diagnosed and treated immediately. Ms. Bedin readmitted her into Northwestern and by this time, her mother lost forty pounds, was horribly sick, weak and Northwestern wanted her discharged. Insisting that her mother get proper medical attention, Ms. Bedin refused. The hospital threatened to revoke her Power of Attorney and take custody of her mother through guardianship.
North Shore "Live" - Cooper's Corner: Elder Abuse in the Hospital
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