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