I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I have been a Licensed attorney for more than 30 years and I handle medical malpractice issues, and have litigated medical malpractice cases successfully.
This seems like a very crucial matter for you, and your questions and issues suggest that an in-depth conversation might best suit your needs. If you are interested, for a very nominal charge I can offer you a personal phone conference during which there is no limitation on the number of questions you can ask of me, as opposed to continuing in this question and answer thread which is searchable and viewable by the public.
Let me know if you don't want a call and I will be happy continue here with an answer for you.
Either way, whether I call you or not, in order to give you a clear and concise answer, I will need some additional information about the circumstances, please.
1. Have there been any negotiations with the insurance company for the surgeon/hospital?
2. Was the infection you reference at the site of the medical equipment that was left during surgery?
3. What sort of infection did you have the necessitated the open heart surgery?
4. What specific damage was found that was related to kidney damage which also could have been caused by the foreign body?
Thanks in advance,