Patient Story

Your Name:  Pamela Jones

Patient's Name/Relationship:  Birchard Jones/ Father

City/State:  Leesburg, Fl

When did event occur (what year)?  2005

Where did event occur?  Acute Care General Hospital

What type of medical harm did you experience or witness?  Healthcare-Acquired Infection

Please describe what happened. Your story will appear on our website exactly as you have written it unless there is a problem, in which case we will contact you for clarification. My 81 year old father was admitted for triple bypass surgery. He contracted pseudomonas from the ventilator tubing. The muscles in his throat were also damaged so that he later had swallowing issues. He then contracted Clostridium Difficile. A few weeks later, still in the hospital, he signed DNR papers. He was coded twice following that. The Dr. stated he did not see the DNR papers. Five weeks following the surgery while still in the hospital he died.

What was the outcome of the medical harm issue?  Death