I truly hope you are not serious about a lawsuit against the hospital where Dr. Sclafani STILL works. We only have words to go by on this site, so I am responding to what you have written. You are angry, as we all are, and understandably so.
But I do not think a lawsuit is going to 'show' anyone anything. Have you considered that this could jeopardize the good doctor's position at the hospital, in many ways, one of which is in terms of his efforts to help us, which includes IRB approval which does not seem like a done deal, because I think the doctor plans to re-apply. This is not over, the battle to get the approval (correct me if I am wrong9.
A lawsuit coming from an angry potential patient could easily be used to justify exactly why they would not let him go forward with a trial.
I am truly sorry you lost your money, I know I would be very upset. And I understand needing treatment immediately as so many do. I do hope you make it to Poland, and I would ask you to reconsider your choice, again, if you are seriously moving ahead to file a lawsuit.
Maybe you could contact Dr Sclafani and see if there isn't some way for him to help you with the money you lost, in terms of the hotel? Maybe he could contact them?
OK, while I agree with this. My bf was 2 patients away from liberation with Dr. S. and we have too lost alot of money with the hotel we had already booked. We were called 2 days before procedure time and told the IRB had to be in place. We called the hotel and were able to cancel one day, the other days we lost the money. Not really my concern. Here is the real concern of ours:
We paid the total amount for the proc. and testing along with preop etc. in cash to the hospital. We with the help of Holly got our entire amount of money back. But, now we are recieving bills for the MRV and doppler tests from the hospital. We have wrote letters to the hospital explaining we will not pay until the ENTIRE proc. is done! It was a package deal.
But, I have to add that a lawsuit at this time would not be a good idea. However, you have to do what you think is right for you.
Good luck and I hope it does not damage Dr. Sclafanis doings at the hosp. any further.
We will just continue to refuse to pay for the testing until the hospital allows Dr. S to do liberations. I dont know how far that will get us, but we shall see.