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A Sanford mother says she will never be able to hold her newborn because an Orlando hospital performed a life-altering surgery and, she claims, the hospital refuses to explain why they left her as a multiple amputee.
The woman filed a complaint against Orlando Regional Healthcare Systems, she said, because they won't tell her exactly what happened. The hospital maintains the woman wants to know information that would violate other patients' rights.
Claudia Mejia gave birth eight and a half months ago at Orlando Regional South Seminole. She was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando where her arms and legs were amputated. She was told she had streptococcus, a flesh eating bacteria, and toxic shock syndrome, but no further explanation was given. The hospital, in a letter, wrote that if she wanted to find out exactly what happened, she would have to sue them.
Originally posted by Crakeur
...How can they take all four limbs without noticing the lack of flesh eating bacteria?
Don't you stop after one limb if you don't see anything? On top of that the woman's about to pop with baby!
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
I read this story and I just imagined myself in this woman's position. She checked into the hospital to deliver her baby, and when she wakes up, she's a quadruple amputee with no explanation! Oh..my..God. Can you imagine?
Originally posted by FredT
It is uncommon to have to amputate 4 libs at one time but not unheard of. Meningiococemia is such a condition that I have seen it occur.