Alain Bernard: the fight of his mother Eliane, victim of a medical experiment

Alain Bernard: the fight of his mother Eliane, victim of a medical experiment

Violet Field inEntertainmentFeb 22, 2021 3 min read4 views

French swimming champion Alain Bernard retired from the pools after a dazzling career. But here is the star of the basins forced to return to the light for a sad reason; he starts a fight for his mother Eliane, victim of a doctor who would have used her as a guinea pig.

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French swimming champion Alain Bernard retired from the pools after a dazzling career. But here is the star of the basins forced to return to the light for a sad reason; he starts a fight for his mother Eliane, victim of a doctor who would have used her as a guinea pig.

If medicine is usually a source of relief, benefits and healing, it is sometimes also a source of infinite suffering as proved this Sunday, February 21 in the Forbidden Zone the terrible story of Priscilla Dray, a young mother amputated of both hands and both feet due to a medical error . Alain Bernard also has things to say on the subject. The former Olympic swimming champion with a brilliant record is today a man who suffers to see one of the most important people in his life diminished by a medical act with serious consequences ...

"It is unbearable to see her suffer"

It is in Le Parisien that the retiree from the basins confides this February 22 for what becomes the fight of his life. It all started with the pain felt by Eliane, the champion's mother, due to a herniated disc. She resolves to go to see a doctor who indicates that an operation is necessary to " avoid cruralgia ". " At no time, she indicates, did he tell me that he was going to use a new surgical technique". The champion's mother specifies that the doctor acted "without [s] consent". "He cemented me five discs" she adds, specifying that terrible pain arises following the operation, pushing her to seek a new surgeon. It was actually a cement leak that was compressing a nerve. Today the life of the elderly lady is like a nightmare "It's a daily suffering, I have pain at night, in the morning when I wake up, to get up it's complicated [...] I I have the feeling of having been a guinea pig for this surgeon "she explains, indicating that she only recently discovered in the press which technique had been used by the surgeon. Cementoplasty disc is a method deemed "non-compliant" and "non-validated" by the medical French. "I am angry" she concludes.

For his mother, the giant Bernard is ready to fight and he intends to make his voice heard, to do so he solicits the testimonies of other potential guinea pig patients from this doctor considered unscrupulous. " My mother, I owe her everything, indicates the upset champion, it is she who accompanied me when I was little to learn to swim [...] it is thanks to her that I was able to practice my sport and live from my passion . It is therefore unbearable for me to see her suffer like that and especially not to have a solution to relieve her apart from a new operation ".