Patient Story

Your Name: Kathy Ferguson

Patient's Name/Relationship: Larry Bartolazzi/brother

City/State: Springfield, Illinois

When did event occur (what year)? 2015

Where did event occur? Acute Care General Hospital

What type of medical harm did you experience or witness? Combination of Above or "Other". Please explain.

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 brother was admitted to the hospital for a prostate biopsy. He ended up with a perforated urethra, acquired MRSA, became septic and lost most of his kidney function due to a reaction from an antibiotic and is now on renal dialysis.

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