Millie Niss

“An underlying medical condition” is no excuse for lethal medical errors. Millie Niss was a much-published web artist and poet. She was my only child and a wonderful daughter. She was a talented patient advocate due to a lifetime of painful and debilitating illness, diagnosed as Behcet’s […] Read More  »

Roger Jukich

My husband, Roger, was admitted to a South Carolina hospital with pneumonia and an embolism. He began to improve and after a week in the hospital we were told he was ready for discharge. Then the hospitalist shared with us that Roger had gotten too much […] Read More  »

Deann Merchant

I’m an artist, an advocate, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and most recently a victim of dental malpractice. I was actively pursuing my passion as a Semi-professional “Singer/Song Writer/Radio Host/Animal Activist” until the reality of declining health forced me out of everything I loved and […] Read More  »

Richie Rudkin

This is a picture of Richie’s last birthday. He told us it was his Golden Birthday because he turned 27 on the 27th (of January).  He said his life would have good things ahead. Richie was well educated, graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington […] Read More  »

Rory Staunton

On April 1st 2012, our lives changed forever. On that day, our 12-year-old son died from sepsis. Rory was a bright, civic-minded boy with a reputation as an ally of underdogs. At his school in Queens, he was elected to the Student Council and led a […] Read More  »

Jennifer Nibarger

On Sept 21, 2013 we and others were involved in a serious boating accident in which Jennifer sustained multiple internal life-threatening injuries, including several broken bones, head and neck trauma, and external lacerations, She was airlifted to a Level 1 Trauma Center and underwent multiple emergency […] Read More  »

XingXun Yu

On April 8, 2008, my dad was referred to a long-term acute care facility to be weaned off BiPAP. On admission, he was stable and had no emergency conditions. An allergy band was fastened to his wrist to warn about a life-threatening sulfa allergy that had […] Read More  »

Victoria Baskett

Looking back, my story began in June of 2013. I was enrolled in summer school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and visited five different healthcare providers in three days seeking assistance for swelling in my throat and face, and difficulty breathing. The […] Read More  »

Tara Hansen

“For 36 hours we celebrated a homecoming…” It was March 25, 2011, and the day had finally arrived. After years of dreaming about becoming a mother, Tara Hansen had spent the previous nine months preparing with her husband and high-school sweetheart, Ryan Hansen, for the arrival […] Read More  »

Norma Reiners

My name is Brenda Ludens. I have been employed as a Respiratory Therapist for 23 years at a hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. My Mother, Norma Reiners, was a resident of a rehab unit in Sioux Falls from Aug. 27 to Oct. 13, 2014. At that […] Read More  »

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