Woman Wins $17.9 million After Having All Limbs Amputated
An overlooked infection lead to a coma, amputation and blindness
A New York mother has fund closure after three years of court battles. Tabitha Mullings first visited a Brooklyn, NY hospital four years ago, when her life took an unexpected turn.
The NY Daily News reports:
Mullings’ tale of horror began in September 2008 when she went to the Brooklyn Hospital Center emergency room and was sent home with the diagnosis of a kidney stone and some painkillers.
The next day Mullings was beset by agonizing pain and numbness and called 911 twice. FDNY medics did not take her back to the hospital.
Her fiancé rushed her to the Fort Greene hospital the next day, but she had developed a sepsis infection that spread through her body.
She lapsed into a coma and gangrene spread to her extremities. When she woke, her hands and feet were gone, and she was legally blind in one eye.