Your Name: Mason
Patient's Name/Relationship: Self
City/State: Allen TX
When did event occur (what year)? 2016
Where did event occur? Outpatient Surgery Center
What type of medical harm did you experience or witness? Healthcare-Acquired Infection
Please describe what happened. Inguinal hernia operation. Developed bacterial infection on one area of incision. Doctor treated infection with an antibiotic cocktail. Treatment was successful. Only evidence remaining is a dark spot on skin where infection was, and the skin in this area is harder to the touch than surrounding skin.
What was the outcome of the medical harm issue? "Near Miss" - no injury