A woman who had come in to give birth to a baby in Nova Scotia had to come back to the hospital a few days later and have all her limbs amputated.
She had just come to the hospital for the joyful purpose of giving birth to a baby, but just days later, she had all of her limbs amputated after contracting a flesh-eating disease, and now she’s suing. Lindsey Hubley of Canada had come to give birth at a Nova Scotia hospital in March when suddenly she became quadruple amputee.
She filed sued against IWK Health Center and doctors who tended to her, claiming that they had told her to go home after she complained of stomach pains. They said it was just constipation and nothing to worry about, she said, so she did go home.
A day later, she had to be rushed to the hospital and undergo an emergency procedure after they found she had necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease. She had to undergo multiple surgeries that involved amputating both her legs, both her arms, and getting a total hysterectomy. After seven months, she remains in the hospital.
“Our allegations are that had she been properly assessed when she presented at the hospital… a substantial part of the damage, if not all of it, could have been prevented,” her lawyer Ray Wagner told the Canadian Press.
“Having her watch the two of us leave and her sitting there for the rest of the night by herself in the hospital is absolutely tortuous,” her fiance Matt Sampson said in an interview with CTV News. “If it was just feet, it would be one thing. If it was just arms, it would be another thing. But there’s about nine different things we’re dealing with.”