On October 12, 2001 I went into the Mayo Clinic, (St. Luke's
Hospital) Jacksonville, Florida for open-heart surgery.
I was told I would be in there for six days. Due to a careless mistake the Mayo punctured my stomach in two places. I was their involuntary guest for almost five weeks. While
in the Mayo one of my lungs collapsed, I contracted
MRSA, peritonitis, pneumonia and my gall bladder stopped working. When I went home it was as a decrepit invalid with drainage bottles hanging from me, infected with invasive candidiasis
(from which, four out of ten people who get it,
die), a collapsed lung, suffering from excruciatingly painful bedsores and an agonizingly painful wound in my abdomen which, despite following the Mayo's recommendations
to the letter, would not heal.
to their mistake, the Mayo Clinic nearly killed me, caused me much agony, took over two years of my life away, and then, after agreeing to cancel their bill, waited until the time limit for
filing a medical malpractice suit ran out and then
sued me. A time line, copies of documents, letters and photographs detailing my Mayo Clinic experiences and subsequent events may be found on this site.
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