« on: November 26, 2010, 10:05:25 AM »


 Larry Hall's testimony

My name is Larry Hall and I have been on Dialysis since June 1998 here in Wilmington N C. Some time in the early 2000’s Davita Dialysis took over and a change started to take place. They started to hire technicians with no previous experience and gave fast training, and that’s when I noticed medical mistakes were being made on me . It seemed like we, the patients, were on an assembly line meant to get us ON and OFF as fast as possible. So when medical mistakes were made on me, I filed a grievance. They would try to change things around and cover it up; then I experienced harassment on my treatment days by Davita Management.

I received a letter from Davita Dialysis on November 14, 2007 informing me on November 15, 2007 I would no longer receive dialysis treatment at any of DaVita's local or surrounding facilities. I had to get my treatment at my local hospital by going through the ER and then sometimes I was turned away from the ER by ER doctors. When I called the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Southeastern Kidney Council Inc. to investigate they gave me the run around for months. Then I contacted DialysisEthics. Without their HELP and the HELP of God I really believe I would not be alive today. DialysisEthics would fight for me on a daily basis and they always told me not to give up because I had not done anything wrong, but only tried to live and receive fair treatment. After DialysisEthics had CMS come in and investigate, Davita Dialysis in Wilmington was cited for involuntarily discharging me from their facility without an advance notice of discharge. This would not have happened if DialysisEthics.Org wasn't looking out for me. So now I feel I can advocate and help work with the organization that saved me - and help other patients who may be having problems and are not being treated fairly. I’m still today getting treatment three times a day at my local hospital and I'm willing to stand behind Dialysis Patients to get the best Dialysis treatment.