My sister was admitted to St. Joseph's Emergency room in May of 2006 with pain in her lower abdomen. She had diverticulitis, and it had become so infected, it created a blockage. The doctor (don't have his name) later came out and told my brother-in-law that the intern had accidently perforated her colon while doing a colonoscopy. This caused the infection to spread throughout her body. They did emergency surgery the next morning, hours after her colon had been punctured. The doctor later told my brother-in-law that actually the intern had not perforated the colon, and that my sister was in such bad shape it was "touch and go"if she would make it through. She was responsive the day after the surgery, then she was out (they said due to pain meds) for two weeks. Her vital organs started shutting down and finally her heart. The whole time she was in there she bled from her nose, eyes, ears, every needle point they had in her. The bleeding was due to the infection in her body. My brother-in-law tried to find a lawyer to sue the hospital, but, no one would touch the case. Our family will never use this hospital again.