Consider, if you will, the unfortunate case of Andrew Lane. He is suing a hospital in the UK for what happened to him when he went there for surgery.
Cancer patient Andrew Lane, 61, contracted the potentially fatal infection necrotising fasciitis following an operation to remove his prostate gland at Southend Hospital in Essex.
So how bad is that? Real bad.
He was left fighting for his life and, although he survived, his genitals were so badly damaged that he lost most of his penis and is no longer able to have sex.
They quote him saying several ways that that is a big deal, and one gets the impression the reporter was trying to convince him it wasn’t really.
For the record, yeah. That’s a big deal. But it wasn’t the end of his woes by any means.
So much diseased tissue had to be removed that it also left him with a protruding stomach, where the outer tissue had been “eaten” away.
He was forced to use a catheter and colostomy bag for two years and has had to have a special device fitted to help him urinate.
Hey, but in England the “health care” is “free.” As it happens, just like the VA in more ways than one!