Several Patients Sue Hospital over Infections

Several patients have filed suit against Porter Adventist Hospital and claimed that they went in for surgery, but left with infections. The suit states, “This lawsuit is premised upon allegations of corporate negligence by Defendant Porter and its leadership and staff, resulting in systemic and ongoing infection control breaches at Porter Adventist Hospital from mid-2015 through late 2018.”

One patient, Luana Kurz, stated that after hip surgery, “The symptoms began to show about three weeks out of my big surgery and it started with some oozing in my incision and there was a foul smell and there was a yellow, green color. The infection worsened, as Ms. Kurz recounted, “And then I learned that it was even more serious than I thought. It had gotten into my bones where they broke my pelvis and it turned into a condition called osteomyelitis.”

It is alleged that the surgical instruments used in the operating suites had crevices and small areas where tissue, cement and bone fragments could be retained as they were used from patient to patient. It is further alleged that the surgical instruments were not properly sterilized, which caused multiple patients to suffer infections.

When someone is injured or dies due to a health care provider’s negligence, financial recovery may be available. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the party’s right to recover.

Medical malpractice is a difficult area of law as it requires an understanding of both the legal practice and the mechanics of medicine. Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue such claims.