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Sadly, Mike Bruce of Carter Motorsports fame has passed away from complications from surgery. He had a tumor removed from his colon (that turned out to be benign) however, after surgery he devolved an infection. He lost organs in the 6 or more operations needed to attempt to save him. He remained in a drug induced coma for the last month unaware that if he had survived, he'd have had a very rude awakening regarding his current state. He did not survive and passed away from fluid in his lungs early yesterday morning.
How in this day and age do so many people die from infections from surgery? Why will The Royal Columbian Hospital nor the doctors not be held responsible? Unfortunate events are to be expected, but it is very clear that surgery complications are far too common as evidenced in the news.
I hope that this sad event of this friend of many in and out of the motorcycle world makes headlines and that the hospitals can make the changes needed to reduce this risk as soon as possible.
Mike will be missed!