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Asked on: 4/27/10, 5:21 pm

I went in for a routine appendectomy on Feb 15, 2010. The appendix had not ruptured, just inflamed. Long story shorter, after being readmitted due to fever and bowel obstruction a week later, a subsequent cat scan showed I had multiple abscesses of infected blood (approx 1 pint) accumulated in my lower abdominal cavity. After procedure to remove the fluid, several weeks of antibiotics, I contracted a bowel infection clostridium difficile in the hospital. Since leaving the hospital March 6, the c-diff infection returned and caused reactive arthritis in both of my knees. I have had fluid drained from my right knee and it seems that I am in worse condition presently than when I went in for my appendectomy.

In closing, my frustration is that all my issues to date were caused by the general surgeon who left blood in my abdominal cavity. The blood accumulated fluid and became infected. The surgeon tried to say I had underlying issues before he operated on me, Iike Chrone's disease, etc, all of which have been proven not to exist.

In truth, I just turned 39 years old. This was my first surgery. I have always been very active and extremely healthy. I don't drink or smoke and I have always taken pride in my health and remaining that way as far as it depended on me.

The ailments I am know suffering from, the recurrence of c-diff and reactive arthritis can be lifetime conditions. As I pay my hospital bills I am frustrated. I have only been made worse and I am paying for it literally.

Do I have any chance of recuperating any of these financial losses.

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