Recently we found out that the recall on the meds that Patrick was given in the hospital started in December 2011. 3 months before his transplant and the 2nd recall. Then the company decided to recall all lots in June 2012. All for the same thing, visible particulates.
Reading some of Patrick's medical records, other than his fingers turning black (which is most likely from the tainted drug) all the complications he had after transplant were expected. And once they were able to wake him up on March 16th, they expected him to make a full recovery.
There was another notation that after he got really sick they called several cardiologists and pulmonologists in the country to see if any of them had some answers as to what was going on. All of them pretty much had the same answer. We've never seen/heard anything like this before, and weren't sure where to even begin looking for answers.
Then after the autopsy results came back everyone was called again, and again no one knew where the blood clots came from. A few blood clots here and there aren't uncommon even with blood thinners, but hundreds and hundreds just shouldn't have been possible. Again no one had answers.
Today my lawyer was informed that Stanford doctors and their lawyers have joined in on the investigation. Not just with Patrick, but to see how many other patients at their hospital could have been affected by this.
I know not everyone agrees with my decision to pursue this, but I feel like I owe it to Patrick, my kids, and even Patrick's donor family, to get as many answers as I can.