Opposing Views

2013.09.02

Evan Bleier

 

Kentucky Man Bobby Russell Suing After

Doctors Misdiagnosed Him With HIV

 

A Kentucky man filed a lawsuit alleging

medical malpractice after doctors treat-

ed him for HIV almost eight years even

though he didn't actually have the virus

that causes AIDS. Bobby Russell, 43,

filed the suit against the doctors and others at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the UK-affiliated Bluegrass Care Clinic and the Fayette County Health Department.

 

According to Russell, the defendants were negligent in misdiagnosing him and failing to order the appropriate tests for HIV. "I feel like I was sentenced to a crime I wasn't guilty of," Russell said. I have intentionally put distance between my family and my friends because I thought I was dying. I didn't want my nieces and nephews see me deteriorating. I thought I was dying ... Emotionally, mentally, it destroyed me. It just destroyed me. It just destroyed me. In 2009, when things got really bad for me, suicide was a strong option for me".

 

Jonathan C. Dailey, the lawyer representing Russell, said a full battery of tests for HIV was never conducted. "The fact is that the standard-of-care protocol methodologies for HIV testing were never done," Dailey said. "By failing to follow the standard protocol, and telling him that he was HIV positive, telling him that he could only have relations with HIV-positives, then that damage has been done. You can't that back. That's the critical part of this case." Continue reading ...

Inquisitr

2013.09.02

 

HIV Misdiagnosis Lawsuit:

Lexington Man Discovers

He Never Had The Virus

 

An HIV Misdiagnosis Lawsuit  has come from a Lexington Man who never had the virus.

 

You've heard of self diagnosis, where people look up odd changes in their health on the internet and try to guess what's wrong with them. When a paid physician checks you out and not only gives you a misdiagnosis but also lets you believe you have a socially embarrassing and life-threatening virus for years, something is seriously wrong.

 

That's what happened to 43-year-old Bobby Russell, who had been given treatments for the virus that causes AIDS for eight years. He is now suing the medical staff at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, as well as the Fayette County Health Department, for malpractice and the loss of nearly a decade of his life. Continue reading ...

Liberty Voice

2013.09.02

Stasia Bliss

 

Mistakes happen. We are humans

and we can mess-up. Even doctors

as they are not gods, nor are they

all-powerful and all knowing, though

we sometimes treat then as such

 

A man was misdiagnosed with HIV and lived as such for 8 years. He was stirred to finally speak out following a mighty wake up call into the truth. What can the lesson of his experience teach and offer to each one of us? Will we equally give our lives away to the voice of doctors and medical reason? Will we sacrifice living fully for the advice of another? Or will we choose today to create the life we desire by living fully in the now, present moment?

 

As fair as Bobby Russell's lawsuit may seem, will it empower others, will it empower him? That is the only question worth answering in this case. Misdiagnosed with HIV, cancer, heart disease, shyness, unworthiness or poverty - we ought to all be stirred as this man is now - to speak out for our authentic truths, lingering just below the surface of our expressed reality. When it's time to wake up - life hands us a cup of "full", and it's up to us if we spill it or drink it up. Continue reading ...

The Huffington Post

2013.09.03

Hunter Stuart

Bobby Russell,

U.S. veteran,

Files lawsuit claiming

HIV Misdiagnosis

 

A U.S. veteran living in Kentucky is suing

after a hospital allegedly misdiagnosed

him with HIV in 2004. Since then, Bobby Russell, 43, has taken a powerful cocktail of drugs to combat the virus, has had sexual relationships with HIV-positive partners. "From 2004 until the present day, they never tested him properly for HIV according to the standard of care," Russell's lawyer, Jonathan C. Dailey, told The Huffington Post over the phone Tuesday morning. "He had some immune deficiency issues going on , but it wasn't HIV." Continue reading ... 

National News

Reality Wives

2013.09.02

  

A Lexington man is suing the 

University of Kentucky Medical 

Center, the Fayette County Health

Department and a long list of doctors

who allegedly misdiagnosed him and treated him for a sexually transmitted disease he didn't appear to have.

 

Bobby Russell, 43, told Lex18 he has lived the last nine years believing he was HIV positive. During that time, he has taken powerful medications and only had intimate relationships with HIV-positive people, to avoid spreading the disease, he said. Continue reading ... ​

    

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WTVQ ABC Lexington

2014.09.15

  

A big court ruling involving a Lexington man who

claimed UK doctors mistakenly told him he was HIV

positive only to find out nearly a decade later he wasn't. The question before the court: was the suit filed in time? 

  

Fayette Circuit Judge Thomas Clark said it has been too long for Bobby Russell to sue for medical malpractice. Back in 2004, Russell said Doctors at ... continue reading​​

   


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"It's just the most difficult thing I've had to deal with my entire life," he told 

Lex18. "I feel like I was lied to."

Speaking to the Lexington Herald Leader, he said: "I feel like I was sentenced to a crime I wasn't guilty of. I have intentionally put distance between my family and my friends because I thought I was dying, and I didn't want my nieces and nephews see me deteriorating. " I thought I was dying. Emotionally, mentally, it destroyed me. It just destroyed me. In 2009, when things got really bad for me, suicide was a strong option for me."

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Office of Medical and Scientific Justice
Hollywood, CA
2013.08.27

Kentucky Man Claims He Was Misdiagnosed With HIV

A Lexington man is suing the University of Kentucky Medical Center, The Bluegrass Care  Clinic, the Fayette County Health Department and a long list of doctors who allegedly mis-diagnosed him and treated him for a sexually transmitted disease he didn't appear to have.

 

According to the lawsuit filed in Fayette Circuit Court Friday, the appropriate confirmatory tests performed since Russell's initial diagnosis in 2004 have showed either negative or indeterminable results.

 

Russell is seeking an undetermined amount of money for what he describes as a life-altering diagnosis. He says the medication has taken a toll on his health, and following his doctors' advice, he has avoided relationships with people who do not have the disease.

 

Russell's attorney, Jonathan C. Dailey, of Washington D.C. said he doesn't think Russell's diagnosis is an isolated case. I believe the testing protocol they use at UK is probably used for most patients," he said.

Continue reading ...

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The 43-year-old veteran, of Lexington,

says, that for nine years, he has had sex

only with HIV-positive men and taken

powerful, unnecessary medication that

harmed his health. Russell says he even

contemplated suicide and prepared his

funeral arrangements.

 

A Kentucky man is suing the medical center that allegedly misdiagnosed him as HIV-positive in 2004.

 

For nearly nine years, Bobby Russell, 43, says he had sex only with HIV-positive men and too powerful, unnecessary medications that harmed his health. He says he contemplated suicide and prepared for his own funeral arrangements before learning he never had the virus.

 

"It's just the most difficult thing I've had to deal with my entire life," Russell said as he cried to local station LEX18. Continue reading ...

    

   

The Grid

2013.09.03

 

BOBBY RUSSELL MISDIAGNOSED

AND TREATED 8 YEARS FOR HIV

 

Imagine living your life carefree

then one day you are told by a

physician you trust, that you have

HIV. You gather your thoughts

together, and make attempts at

planning for the new life you will embark on, one that will be more costly, and filled with various medications.

 

This is what happened to Bobby Russell now 43-years old in 2004. Under the instructions of physicians, Russell took his medication, which was up to almost 12 pills a day, and only engaged in sex with HIV positive men, two which were long-term relationships. He contemplated suicide and planned his own funeral.

 

This is how Bobby Russell lived his life for almost 8 years. Continue reading ...

   

   

AWAKE NAIJA!

2013.09.03

 

Kentucky Man Sues After Alleged

HIV Misdiagnosis

 

This is something I would like anybody

reading this article to take really seriously.

When you get a HIV test done, it is meant,

first of all, to happen in three steps. You are

meant to be COUNSELED. A trained health

personnel is meant to give you a talk about what HIV is, what the test will be like, what  either result means and how it will affect your life going forward. It should last anything  from 5-10 minutes depending on the questions you ask or your state of mind. You are only meant to get TESTed after this test. Now when the result is out (negative or positive), you are meant to be given another (POST TEST COUNSELING) on how to proceed with your life.

 

Even if the result is NEGATIVE, it is NOT meant to be a big hurrah. You are meant to have another test in two weeks to be certain you are free of the virus. Same thing if you are found POSITIVE. Either way, the idea is to be certain that the first result is accurate. Continue reading ...

  

   

WN.COM

2013.09.02

Stars and Stripes

   

Bobby Russell received HIV treatments for

almost eight years before receiving a

shocking  diagnosis: He never actually had

the virus that  causes AIDS. Now the 43-year-old Lexington man is suing the doctors and others at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, The UK-affiliated Bluegrass Care Clinic, and the Fayette County Health Department for medical malpractice.

 

Russell, 43, claims the defendants were negligent in misdiagnosing him and negligent in failing to order the appropriate tests for HIV. Continue reading ...

   

NY Daily News

2013. 09.13 

  

 

Kentucky Man Bobby Russell

sues after alleged HIV Mis-

diagnosis: "It's just been the

most difficult thing I've had

to deal with my entire life".

 

Bobby Russell said none of his doctors

reviewed a test  following his initial

diagnosis that may have revealed he actually was not HIV positive. Continue reading ...   

barstoolsports

New York City

2013

    

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This has honestly gotta be the most fu**ked up

situation ever. A little f***** up science and

some messy paperwork and this guy ends up

b**** deep inside AIDS b**** for like 10 years.

   

I can't even begin to think of a settlement that would appease me. And I'm assuming that he didn't end up contracting AIDS by the way this article is written, but good luck trying to tell that to the next healthy guy you try to F. "Full disclosure, I thought I had AIDS, but I didn't, but because I thought so I f***** 3 dudes with AIDS for 10 years, but don't worry I'm clean." Yea, sure thing pal. Might as well just stick to your life with Fake AIDS because there's no going back now. YOu're like Brooks in Shawshank. 

  

Institutionalized by your Faids. Can't assimilate back to real life after a decade of HIV sex. Continue reading ...

  


mdjunction

2013.09.02

by Rachael Quigley

  

KY VET BOBBY RUSSELL wrongly

treated for HIV+ for 9 years. Suing!

  

Veteran who was wrongly treated as

HIV positive for NINE YEARS is suing hospital after being "emotionally and mentally destroyed"

  

A veteran who was led to believe he was HIV positive for nine years is suing the hospital, health department and doctors, it emerged today. Bobby Russell, 43, from Kentucky, has spent almost a decade of his life on heavy medication, avoided his friends and family, only had intimate relationships with people who were HIV positive and became so depressed he considered suicide. Continue reading

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Wopular

2013.09.01

by Greg Kocher

  

Lexington Man's Lawsuit Says

Doctors Misdiagnosed, Treated

Him For HIV

  

Bobby Russell received HIV treatments for almost eight years before receiving a shocking diagnosis: He never actually had the virus that causes AIDS. Now the 43-year-old Lexington man is suing. Click to continue reading ...

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Blue Situation

2013.09

by John Smith

  

Veteran Misdiagnosed, Only

Caught When VA Benefits Sought

  

Bobby Russell spent almost 9 years believing that was sick. During that time he intentionally distanced himself from his family. He planned any paid for his funeral.

 

It was when he tried to get benefits through the Veterans Administration that he found out he was misdiagnosed. But to make matters worse, after the 2004 test that resulted in a positive result a "confirmatory test" was ordered and the results were negative. However the doctors relied only on the one positive test.

 

It was not until the Veterans Administration denied benefits that this came to light. Continue reading 

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Office of Medical and Scientific Justice

Hollywood, California

October 31, 2013

  

Attorney Describes Flaws with HIV Industry

  

After successfully representing clients including

Terry Hedgepeth, Washington D.C. Attorney

Jonathan Dailey now represents Bobby Russell

who, after receiving HIV drugs and treatment for

almost eight years, learned that his doctors had

diagnosed him with HIV. Now, the 43-year-old

Lexington man is suing the doctors and others

at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the

UK-affiliated Bluegrass Care Clinic, and the Fayette

County Health Department for medical malpractice ...


Mr. Russell's story is posted at OMSJ.

...Beth Ely interviewed Mr. Dailey in this revealing interview - not just discussing the Hedepeth or Russell cases, but widespread incompetence related to the testing, treatment, and diagnosis of patients throughout North America and Europe. Continue reading ... 

   

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Office of Medical and Scientific Justice 

Hollywood, CA

2013.09.04

 

Bobby Russell, received treatments for almost

eight years before receiving a shocking diagnosis:

He never actually had the virus that causes AIDS.

Now the 43-year-old Lexington Man is suing the

doctors and others at the University of Kentucky

Medical Center, The Bluegrass Care Clinic, and the

Fayette County Health Department for medical

malpractice.

 

Russell, 43, claims the defendants were negligent

in misdiagnosing him and negligent in failing to order the appropriate tests for HIV.

 

"I feel like I was sentenced to a crime I wasn't guilty  of," Russell said in an interview. "I have intentionally  put distance between my family and friends because I thought I was dying, and I didn't want my family to see me dying. I didn't want my nieces and nephews see me deteriorating. I thought I was dying ...

 

"Emotionally, mentally, it destroyed me. It just destroyed me, " Russell said. "In 2009, when things got really bad for me, suicide was a strong option for me."

 

Jonathan C. Dailey, the lawyer who represents Russell, said no one ever conducted a full spectrum of tests for HIV. "The fact is that the standard-of-care-protocol methodologies for HIV testing were never done," Dailey said. "By failing to follow the standard protocol, and telling him that he was HIV positive, telling him that he could only have relations with HIV positives, then that damage has been done. You can't take that back. That's the critical part of this case."

 

Uk spokesman Jay Blanton wrote in an email that, "as a policy, we do not comment on pending litigation." (Bluegrass Care Clinic, an infectious disease and HIV/AIDS clinic, is affiliated with UK's medical school.)

Greg Hines, a spokesman for the Fayette County Health Department, had no comment but said the matter has been turned over to legal counsel.

 

Dailey was the attorney for Terry Hedgepeth, a man who sued a Washington D.C. clinic in 2005 because it had mistakenly told him five years earlier that he was HIV positive. That case was settled in 2012 about a year after the D.C. Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that medical patients who are given incorrect information from their doctors about a life threatening illness can seek recourse through the courts for emotional distress.

 

Russell's suit doesn't seek damages for emotional distress, but Dailey said that is included in seeking relief for compensatory damages. Continue reading ...

   

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How Positive Are You

New York

2014.09.14

by Beth Ely

  

Xtra: Bobby Russell Fights Dismissal

of His Kentucky Lawsuit, Still Contests

His "HIV Test" Results - and You Can, Too!

  

Urgent! You can make a difference ... Bobby Russell, recently interviewed by "How Positive Are You" co-host David Crowe on his "The Infectious Myth" show, is raising funds to appeal ...

  

This system has an effective monopoly on "HIV/AIDS" testing and treatment on eastern Kentucky but no accountability to patients on how reliable those tests are. Continue reading ...