Patient Story

Your Name: Audrey Privett

Patient's Name/Relationship: Laura Sides/daufgter

City/State: Cincinnati, OH

When did event occur (what year)? 2018

Where did event occur? Other Location

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

Please describe what happened. On April 11, 2018, my daughter was taken to Jewish/Mercy Health Hospital, on Galbraith Rd. After about one week it was determined that her one kidney (other kidney was removed long ago) was not working properly. She received dialysis. Meanwhile she contracted(while in the hospital) a very serious bacteria. She was diagnosed with C-diff. As a result, most of her colon was removed. She now has a bag for refuse removal. In addition, after three weeks the back of her hair was clumped into a kind of bird's nest and had to be cut.

What was the outcome of the medical harm issue? Permanent disability