Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hospital the Blame for Woman Losing Her Hands and Feet

32-Year-Old Suing Hospital After Gangrene Attacks Her Body.
She was a vibrant young mother who went to a Brooklyn hospital for what she thought was a kidney stone. She wound up leaving without her hands and feet because of what her lawyers call a "Huge Medical Mistake." Now, Tabitha Mullings is suing.
It was on Sept. 14 when Mullings came to the hospital suffering from abdominal pain, and had a kidney stone, and a condition with a known propensity for infection.But Mullings' lawyers say there was no blood test. She was sent home, and when her fiancé brought her back the next day, an infection was raging. It choked off the blood flow to her extremities. After gangrene set in, her hands turned black, her feet turned black, all four limbs had to be amputated. "The infection attacked not only her hands and feet, but also the optic nerve which is why she went blind in one eye and half blind in the other eye and is now legally blind as well," Rubenstein said. She will be fitted with prosthetic hands and feet which she'll have to learn to use.

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