Patient Story

Your Name: Luis Torres

Patient's Name/Relationship: Matilde Torres

City/State: Miami, Fl.

When did event occur (what year)? 2017

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. On May 2017 my wife underwent left hip replacement. Surgery went well but Pseudomonas and MRSA soon showed up causing a return to the hospital for IV antibiotic treatment. Evidently both bacteria have contaminated the prosthesis and all eradication efforts have failed. Right now, a year after the surgery and onset of the infection, she is still undergoing antibiotic treatment . 

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