Patient Story

Your Name: Sherry Minor

Patient's Name/Relationship: self

City/State: Torrance, CA

When did event occur (what year)? 2016

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. In hospital for emergency appendectomy. Four days later released. Home health nurse suggested I might have clostridium difficile (c-diff) after I described symptoms to her. Medically verified thereafter. Have tried suggested therapies (excluding total feces transfer from another person). Bacterium still present as of this writing.

What was the outcome of the medical harm issue? Serious or life-threatening injury