Have you or a loved one contracted a health care infection when you went in for surgery or other illness? We would like to hear your story, or any other comment you may have about your hospital experience.
Have you or a loved one been harmed by a medical error at a hospital or doctor’s office? We would like to hear your story.
Hip and Knee Replacement
Have you been harmed or experienced a side effect by a hip or knee replacement? Have you had replace your original hip or knee replacement? How long were you told your hip or knee would last? Share your story here.
Were you ever given the wrong drug or wrong dosage? Did your doctor fail to inform you about side effects?
Have you or a loved one been harmed by a doctor or medical staff person when seeking medical treatment? We would like to hear your story, or any other comment you may have about the experience.
Have you or a loved one had tests, surgeries, procedures or medications that you thought were unnecessary? Did you decline tests or treatments offered to you that you thought were unnecessary and found a medically appropriate alternative?
Recent stories shared with us
I had spinal decompression, laminectomy and 3 level lumbar fusion, performed by 2 neurosurgeons at the largest hospital in my state. Four days after discharge to my home 75 miles away, I started to have a fever and pus discharge from main incision. I was admitted to local hospital which did appropriate cultures, finding that I had M.R.S.A, a potentially deadly infection.
My pregnancy was completely normal and everything seemed perfect. Charlee was my husband’s only child and his pride and joy.
On June 9, 2008, my brother, Kenneth Novak died due to the terrible mistake of two anesthesiologists at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL. While central lines were being placed into his internal jugular vein to prepare for a liver transplant, the catheter/needle was advanced too far, perforating both the jugular and right subclavian artery. My brother bled to death.