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Woman Becomes Quadruple Amputee After Giving Birth
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 niteboy82 they are trying to cover their own butts.
Originally posted by MicheleLee
Wow, this one I will follow! I would love to hear the full story...
Where was the family? Did any Dr's or Nurses explain this to them? PRIOR to the sugery? I didn't know they could just do something as severe as this without asking first or explaining exactly why OR giving the family second and third opinion options.
She was told she had streptococcus, a flesh eating bacteria, and toxic shock syndrome, but no further explanation was given.