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I had surgery to my large intestine to remove a large cancerous

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I had surgery to my large intestine to remove a large cancerous tumor . The surgery was conducted in the traditional manner, and after the removal of the section of colon it was reconnected . The surgery occurred in June 2000. In August of the same year, I became deathly ill due to the fact that my colon came apart at the point where it had been reconnected. As a result when the doctors open me up to save my life they found three and a half liters of waste in my abdominal resulting in life-threatening septic and peritonitis. causing sepsis and peritonitis. I died twice on the operating table while the doctors were saving my life. I ended up with an ileostomy, because the infections killed most of my large intestine .
I filed a malpractice suit a year later, only to have a third party independent doctor say in so many words quote s*** happens. Since that time, I've had five additional surgeries. 4 of which was to reconnect my 14 inches of colon back to my small intestine in 2004 - 2005. I was in the hospital and nursing homes for the next 11 months. Over the course of these years, I have lost count in the number of serious life threatening staph and yeast infections . Having had so many surgeries and procedures, I have a large amount of adhesions and scar tissue in my lower abdomen, I feel pain each and every day.
Another serious side effect to all of this is: damage to my pancreas in 2000 resulting in type 2 diabetes; I also suffer from clinical depression because of all of the surgeries; and, suffer from PTSD. These conditions are documented through the Veterans Administration.
Thankfully I have VA Health Care because I am a disabled Coast Guard veteran.
I am not someone who is looking for a handout. I just want to be compensated for all of the Damage Done To Me over these last 15 challenging years.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Jack Lyons
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Joseph Rizzo replied 1 year ago.
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