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Old 12-03-2016, 01:29 AM
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My LO has a severe heart condition and had a couple of heart attack before being incarcerated. In the federal prison he's in now, they "lost" his previous medical reports, he lost consciousness so was send to hospital and returned to unit. It's been almost 3 weeks, no diagnose done yet, the "doctors" he saw are unable to agree on a condition, the one from the prison told him this week to have a "normal life" (!!) and reduced his meds by 50% without explanation. He is not getting a complete and accurate information on which meds to take or not. He was told his artery is 80% blocked, but not sure which one (!) and it was nothing major for now (!).
What are the options? Can he / I or his lawyer have access to his medical records from jail? Can we get another opinion? He's stressing out and feels either over medicated or/and left to die. I feel completely helpless and useless and very frustrated.
Can we even be sure these "doctors" are real ones? This is a life threatening medical conditions, no one seems to care. Can we/I make them change their mind? Can anything be done?
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Old 12-03-2016, 06:32 AM
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You may be able to get advice from fedcure.org. They are active in federal prison medical care issues.
http://www.fedcure.org/aboutus.shtml#.WELIReTrvoo

He needs to file a HIPAA disclosure authorization form with the prison medical staff, and one with the hospital that examined him directing them to disclose his medical records to you. Then the question becomes "will they honor, or ignore" his directions. The bop, maybe yes, maybe no; the hospital, probably yes.
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:42 AM
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my Brother is at Moore Haven correctional....I an signed up with VINE for any inmate alerts....before christmas, he managed to call me from a hospital to let me know they took him in for low blood sugar. I haver not heard from him since, I just received word from VINE that he was in the Reception area Jan.4. I call the facility & no one seems to be able to speak let alone give me any insight as to what has happened to him. I am aware of protocol ,HIPPA laws... but as his next of kin, emergency contact & his POA....do they not have to notify me of any health issues ?? So if he were to drop dead , when would they contact me ,if at all ? thank you for any help, suggestions . in the meantime, i'll just count to 10
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:04 PM
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This is the second call I have gotten from my husband for his blood pressure being at 180-190. He went in on blood pressure medication. He is in a county jail and is awating sentencing. I am sure the anxiety is affecting him, but who knows. With a history of stroke in his family and the fact that he is now overweight, once a smoker it is concerning. He has told them and they gave him a pill that made him sleep for a couple of days. He has no idea what it was for. Suggestions? I've read some bad stuff on here about inmates being ignored medically.
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:39 AM
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It is really appalling to me that there is a lack of even basic medical treatment in some of our prisons. My friend who is in a state jail has had a bad cough and has been very ill. I mean, really? He could have TB! He gets sick all the time too because they serve chicken that is still raw on the inside and the food trays are not washed.
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:55 AM
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This is the second call I have gotten from my husband for his blood pressure being at 180-190. He went in on blood pressure medication. He is in a county jail and is awating sentencing. I am sure the anxiety is affecting him, but who knows. With a history of stroke in his family and the fact that he is now overweight, once a smoker it is concerning. He has told them and they gave him a pill that made him sleep for a couple of days. He has no idea what it was for. Suggestions? I've read some bad stuff on here about inmates being ignored medically.
Yes, they do this all the time in county jails. A friend of mine had high blood pressure and TIA' s. Instead of filling his meds, they just gave him something to knock him out.
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