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Contracted MRSA while inpatient

They ignored her alarms until she coded.

Severely sickened by post-operative administration of known allergen.

Repeatedly improperly dosed and overdosed with rabies vaccine after being bitten by a bat.

Proper precautions not taken for pre-exisiting implanted device during unrelated surgery

Knee replacement results is HAI and removal of right leg

HAI pseudomonas, C-diff and DNR ignored twice

17 year-old deprived of oxygen during tonsillectomy at outpatient surgery center

HAI sepsis, failure to resuscitate and a botched surgery

Diaphragm and liver perforated by an improperly placed a chest tube.

Ativan overdose causes inpatient death

Unable to get a straight answer

Knee Replacement and HAI MRSA

Surgical Mesh Victim

Contracted Hepatitis C from an Oncology Clinic

Too-small trach slipped out of a new stoma, causing loss of oxygen and brain damage

Lack of Information and a secondary Injury

Serious harm from a medical device

What one medical error did to my daughter​ ​

15 year old victim of healthcare-acquired MRSA pneumonia

Hospitalized for back pain. The wrong medication and poor monitoring led to his death.

Victim of MRSA pneumonia  ​

First, do no harm.

The Terrible Triad of the Elbow

Multiple HAIs, yet not one was counted.

Black box drugs without Informed Consent

Alicia Cole

Survivor of hospital-acquired sepsis, pseudomonas, MRSA, VRE and necrotizing fasciitis

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Hip implant surgery results in 2 HAIs. Infections still being treated a year later.

Subsequent surgery and permanent disability resulting from hospital refusal to treat infection

Vocal cord injury sustained during abdominal surgery

HAI C-diff caused removal of large portion of colon.

Sub-standard nursing care caused injury, discomfort and delayed recovery

Post operative HAI staph infection results in long and difficult recovery

Simple surgery results in perforated uterus, bowel, sepsis and continuing poor health

Failure to revive due to inaction and empty oxygen canister

Entered hopsital for a biopsy. Acquired MRSA and loss of renal function

Lost two sisters due to surgical error

Delayed treatment of post-surgical HAI causes further damage and delayed recovery

HAI Necrotizing Fasciitis after heart surgery

Healthcare-acquired MRSA from poor wound care in nursing home

Hospital-acquired C-diff

Injured while being transported from hospital bed to wheelchair

Hospital lost important diagnostic lab sample, twice

Hospital acquired surgical site infection

Placed in isolation due to HAI, twice!

Hospital Acquired Infection

HAI MRSA in spine after hysterectomy and subsequently overdosed by staff with Oxycodone

HAI C-diff after hip replacement surgery

Bones misaligned during surgical cervical fusion

Lifelong antibiotics prescribed for HAI after hip surgery

A series of errors and still having serious problems

HAI in shunt placed in brain

Acquired c-diff as a hospital visitor

E-coli infrection but no investigation because he was one of the "unlucky one percent"

No doctor available to address serious issue and delayed treatement of severe HAI

HAI with poor infection prevention precautions

Severe HAI with complications after hip replacement surgery

Repeated delayed diagnoses result in VRE, sepsis and death

Given oral and injectible Coumadin simultaneously as hospital inpatient

Surgical error leads to three month paralysis and death

Nurses on cell phones did not provide care

HAI after MOHS procedure

Medication error causes death

Kidneys damaged by contrast material after eleven MRIs

C-diff while inpatient for fractured hip

Non-treatment of active MRSA infection caused her death.

My doctor gave me MRSA.

HAI extended hospital stay

Inadequate inpatient hydration leads to life-threatening emergency

Inpatient roommates have same surgeon and same post-op HAI staph infections

Surgical site infection leads to C-diff three times

HAI pseudomonas, placed on ventilator and induced coma after valve replacement

Double mastecomy with reconstruction and HAI fungal infection

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