Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Woman Becomes Quadruple Amputee After Giving Birth

ORLANDO, Fla. -- 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.

BigBigNews spoke with the husband about the incident, "I've heard that having kids can cost an arm and a leg" he said, "but this is ridiculous".
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Allen.H said...

Man, this isn't funny at all. I can't even imagine how the parents feel right now.

Big Big News said...

Allen, who said it was funny?

derrich said...

Wow. That sucks...BAD!!!

LMFAO at your comment, Tyler. I read that and used the "Heywood Jablome/Kip" voice, which made it laughable. (Ok. I need to get some more coffee. These random comments are gonna ruin my reputation.)

Anonymous said...

i think you might have crossed the line here.