“You’ll have to sue to find out.” A woman becomes a quadruple amputee after giving birth:

“I want to know what happened. I went to deliver my baby and I came out like this,” Mejia said.

Mejia said after she gave birth to Mathew last spring, she was kept in the hospital with complications. Twelve days after giving birth at Orlando Regional South Seminole hospital, she was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center where she became a quadruple amputee. Now she can not care for or hold her baby.

“Yeah, I want to pick him up. He wants me to pick him up. I can’t. I want to, but I can’t,” she said. “Woke up from surgery and I had no arms and no legs. No one told me anything. My arms and legs were just gone.”

The potential jury pool public sympathizes with the patient:

How can something like this happen? The hospital claims that she had Streptococcus, a flesh eating bacteria, but they never told her how she got it and if they could have done something else. I hope she sues and if there is some form of negligence on the part of the hospital that it gets taken care of and removed from our medical system.

Doctor bonesaw had better have good malpractice insurance.

(via a reader tip from Clinical Cases and Images)

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