“They treated her differently when they knew she went abroad, and that’s in my opinion criminal and unethical,” said Walsh.
Roxy ended up dying from an infection that started in her bladder. Garland had asked the doctor to send more medication through their home care nurse, because his wife was bedridden and unable to travel.
“She [their home care nurse] called and he [the doctor] said absolutely not. She said how about a blood test? He said, ‘absolutely not. The only way she’ll get a test is if she comes in or goes to the emergency room’,” said Garland.
She was dead a few days later. The College of Physicians and Surgeons has said that every patient deserves care, no matter their medical history, but ultimately it’s the doctor’s call.
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An access to care failure. And their perception that she received worse care after the doctors knew she'd gone for the CCSVI procedure? If it's even a possibility, then should we not tell our doctors if we've had this done? How do you know when to seek follow-up for complications of a CCSVI procedure if you're keeping the CCSVI procedure a secret?