In January 2015 I underwent hip prosthesis at the Lakewood Ranch Medical center. After anesthesia I emerged incontinent. A Foley catheter balloon had been inflated in my urethra rupturing it. I am now incontinent. Because of my age, 83, and because catheter injuries are apparently so common, no lawyer would help me get an explanation as to how this happened. The surgeon, Vance Askins did an excellent job. My hip is now totally without pain and functioning normally. However, his privileges at the Medical Center are obviously poorly supported by incompetent support staff. For those scheduled for surgery beware the dangers.