What would you do if you were set to have surgery, put under anesthesia, and woke up only to find out the surgery didn’t happen?
Unfortunately, this was the case for John Krasowski, a 61 year old, who was supposed to have back surgery at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver.
Following roughly four hours under anesthesia, Krasowski woke up to find out the doctors did not operate on him because they discovered what was described as a “yellowish, brown stain” on one of the surgical instruments.
According to tests conducted by the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, some instruments had shown either bone or tissue, while some instruments showed nothing more than mineral deposits. This contamination prevented the surgery from happening.
However, as our lawyers at Denver Trial Lawyers ® know, this isn’t the first situation involving Porter Adventist and contamination.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently issued a statement claiming that Porter Adventist Hospital may have previously exposed orthopedic and spine surgery patients to the risk of serious illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis.
Reports show that the exposure was due to what is being labeled as an “infection-control failure.” Certain surgical instruments were putting patients at risk of surgical site infections and blood-borne diseases.
John Krasowski is just one of the patients who was scheduled or had orthopedic or spine surgery at the hospital between the dates of July 21, 2016 and April 4, 2018. Anyone who had orthopedic or spine surgery during this time period are also at risk of infection.
Our attorneys at Denver Trial Lawyers ® are currently representing Krasowski in this matter and we encourage anyone who may be at risk to contact our firm to discuss your potential options. We know the history of problems at Porter Adventist Hospital, and we are currently accepting clients who have been harmed as a result of the hospital’s negligence.
Call us today at (303) 647-9990 today.