Hello all i have not been on here for a long time as i have been fighting for my medical records from 2003 when i was in a coma (drug induced, midazolam and ketamine) When the ambulance came and picked me up from my flat in birmingham i was awake alert and talking in full sentence's at the time i have now recieved my records it states.Upon arrival at a&e (heartland's hospital birmingham) i was alert looking well and speaking in full sentence's. I already new i had been recruited onto a drug trial BALTI 1 (beta agonist's in lung injury drug trial) as it had been explained to me when i finally woke up from my coma.I was given a sheet of paper confirming this when i left the hospital.It was 2 years later when the hospital said they would release the outcome of this drug trial and when i was told that i would be able to find out whether or not i was given a placebo or i was actually given the drug they where testing on me.To my horror and shock when i tried approaching the hospital for these detail's i had the first door shut in my face in regards to this drug trial.As it took me nearly 3 years to recover i was more worried about my own health both physical and mentally as i was not offered any re habilitation or any counselling.At the time i was 29 years old and had to go and live with my loving parent's.A couple of years later after i had met my lovely fiance and gained some confidence back in myself i thought i would try and persue the hospital again for some information but yet again i had another door shut in my face and this knocked my confidence back a couple of years and caused me to sink back into depression.I turned 40 this year and thought sod it i still need some closure as to what happened to me and now i was quesioning what the hospital had done to me and requested my medical record's for my stay in hospital in 2003 a lovely lady from pals finally helped me obtain my records for me (this is when the nightmares and flashbacks started occuring and i have sunk back into depression again).To my shock and horror i found so many failings by the hospital.When i arrived at a&e i had a serious head trauma which was not noted by the a&e staff and no note's relating to this where in my records and a very important part of this had not been filled out and a statement of my injuries was not asked for nor given to the police.I then noticed that my ex girlfriend at the time had given a false name even though i had told them her real name on arrival and my family all called her by her real name the hospital staff did'nt pick up on this.At this time i felt i would ask my parents if they knew about this which they did not and then i discovered that the hospital had recruited me onto this drug trial and started me on it by hiding the drip containing this drug trial in my backside so no one could see it on the 3rd of august 2003.I asked my parents if they knew about this and to my shock they said NO we where not asked if they would be happy for me to be recruited to this drug trial 5 days after they had already put me on it. Which my family then had to discuss this all together as this was an untested clinical drug trial.my father gave consent on the 8th of august to the hospital and they accepted this but to my shock i noticed that my father was not changed as my next of kin until the day i came around from my coma which was the 11th of august.Since leaving the hospital in 2003 i was diagnosed with COPD in 2008 at the age of 34 the lung specialist i saw on that day took me into the waiting room and said look around i am treating all these people for the same thing as you have got you are THE youngest person i have treated with COPD at that point i had 69% lung capacity which now 6 yeras later is a terrifying 39% with the lung age of a 99 year old. I am now at the belief that the drug trial i was placed on has had a serious and detremental affect on my health and am now seeking the truth via a solicitor as the hospital and the people that sanctioned this drug trial and put me on it WITHOUT anybody's consent will not talk to me at all hopefully one day i will get my closure in regards to this matter and hopefully it will prevent this happening to anyone else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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