Patient Story

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