After undergoing an appendectomy, a patient experiences redness and swelling around the site of the IV, key symptoms of infection. However, because of his suspicious interest in painkilling medication, his health care provider neglected to call an infectious disease expert. The patient was discharged. He returned over a month later, but it was too late.
Partner Scott Kurlander explains how a doctor’s negligence led to a slew of life altering illnesses including, spinal abscess, Osteomyelitis, MRSA, and eventual incomplete paraplegia.