So the lady can't afford a funeral, is it less expensive to put it in the morgue until she decides or have an all out investigation by FBI-TBI when the baby is found buried in someones backyard or woods. I'm a white male, but i think there is/was something to do with her race and ability to pay because she was on medicare. Last year Erlanger was one of the top 10 profitable hospitals in the country. Besides what ever happened to the doctors pledge or oath, it's more than money it's about taking care of patients. O, your on Medicare, don't get a band aid! I am willing to bet anyone who has posted anything negative against this lady were they in her shoes their thoughts would be totally different.
The purpose of this forum is for people to share. And when we share we learn from others stories. Hopefully the individual or business this forum is about either gets comfort or some strong advice from the public. I shared my experience about Erlanger and it wasn't very good at all. Erlanger definitely needs lo take a closer look at itself. I had heart surgery, I was on lots of new MEDS and pain MEDS, yet they DID NOT offer me assistance to my vehicle and I drove home myself. This was just the icing on the cake when it came to my treatment there. It was AWFUL. During the summer I burned my hand severely and had to go to the hospital. I drove myself to Dalton, no way in was going to Erlanger. I was in a lot of pain, but Hamilton Medical Center would not give me anything for pain until they knew I had a driver. Erlanger didn't care if I had a driver or not.
Why am I telling this? Perhaps enough people with bad experiences with Erlanger will post and they will get read by Quality Control at Erlanger. And perhaps, just perhaps Erlanger will look at themselves and make some changes. During my 3 stays there, I could not get food, sheets changed and they just could not get my medications right. Yes,all three times. At one point I even slept on the love seat due to having bloody sheets and not being able to get them changed. Hopefully I will NEVER had to go back there. This baby's body should have remained at Erlanger for many reasons. So many reasons it's unreal. I can't imagine someone in my family passing and I have to go to my car and move things around to make room for the body. I don't know the law,but I would hope that it says it has to go to a funeral home directly. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with THE MOTHER. I'm sure she was lucid when she left. Someone tell me that you could be in your right mind after giving birth and the baby died. Adults make the worst decisions for a long period of time after the loss of a spouse. Your advised to not sell or make any serious decisions for at least a year. This lady had what, a day, an hour. Sorry, but she is NOT an "idiot". She is a mother who lost her child and her world was crashing in on her. God Bless Her!
I just saw this article. Very sad. The lady said the nurses rushed her out and the spokesman for Erlanger said they didn't. Well I'm here to tell you they do. Last year this time I had heart surgery. Was a 2 or 3 day stay I can't remember. None the less first I had to change my own sheets. Mine had blood all over them and I was lucky enough to have extra sheets from the OR. I, myself ended up changing them after they were so bloody I had to do something. Won't get into the details of other things such as no food, but when it came time for me to leave the nurse came to me and told me to let her know when I was leaving that they needed to get the room dewy for next patient. When I was ready o leave in walked to the nurses station and said I was ready. The head nurse was at the desk and my nurse was standing in the hall working on a chart. I told her I was ready and she literally threw up her hand and said "ok, thanks". I was stunned. No offer of a wheel chair to my car and they didn't even make sure I had a driver. While there they had me on blood pressure MEDS and my levels were low. With no concern from the nurse what do you do. I had my car parked across the street at the Health Dept, so I just walked across the street and drove myself home. My stay was a true horror story, not as bad as this lady, but I believe every word she said. I think they rushed her. When I contacted Erlanger it was a brush off. I prayed I would NEVER have to go back. The care was all but non existent. I was at Erlanger 3 times over a 2 year period and the care was the same! NONE! All I had going for me was I have an excellent doctor. My thoughts and prayers go out to this lady for her loss. NO ONE should have to go through this type care.