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September 2013
Sep 10, 2013 12:42 PM

Late last year, at the age of 51, I got sick for the first time ever. Over the next four months I was “treated”, misinformed, uninformed, and flat out lied to about my disease and my treatment.

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Sep 3, 2013 6:25 PM

My son was killed due to negligence and incompetence at our local hospital while in the care of three doctors and one nurse. I have complained to the College of Physicians and Surgeons and to the Ontario Nurse’s College regarding the providers. I suspect that the regional coroner tried to...

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August 2013

Aug 5, 2013 6:10 PM

In 2009, Mike noticed a sudden change in his wife’s short term memory. He was aware that her behavior may have been indicative of a stroke, and so he took Vickie to a nearby emergency room.

After being admitted to the hospital, she was put on medications to reduce her...

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June 2013

Jun 12, 2013 11:14 AM

I almost laughed when I heard that. Of course, that might have made me move, so I remained "calm". Or as calm as I can be lying on my back with my shirt off in a doctor's office. One of the office's attendants was administering a test on me. Another...

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February 2013

Feb 18, 2013 6:22 PM

This is an account of my patient experience. I am writing with the hope that something can be done so that no other person has to go through what I did. The pain and suffering I had to endure was unnecessary and could have been avoided if the first health...

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