Is there anything that I can/should be doing after getting an infection from a hospital IV?
Question Details: I went to the hospital the other day for flu symptoms. I had blood drawn and an IV. However the tech who drew my blood couldn't get the vein and left the rubber tied around my arm while drawing blood which went everywhere. I got very pale and felt woozy; I fainted for 20 seconds or so. The IV was hurting really bad while in. Yesterday, I started having very weird symptoms - dizziness, nausea and hallucinations. Basically, I was super tired, couldn't focus and was just overall out of it. I noticed some weird red spots all over my arm, chest and side. My arm had an extreme bruise and it was painful. I went to a different hospital and they confirmed that I have an IV infection, in other words sepsis. So what do I do? Do I file a complaint or sue? This is not OK. The tech and doctors at the first hospital that I went to had no clue what they were doing.