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Woman Settles Flesh-Eating-Bacteria Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The Orlando Sentinel reports a woman who ended up having both arms and legs amputated, allegedly due to a flesh-eating-bacteria, has settled her lawsuit against the hospital for an undisclosed amount.

After delivering a son at the Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Inc. (now called Orlando Health) in 2005, the woman developed a rash, fever, chills and other symptoms. The next day, even though she was in extreme pain the hospital tried to discharge her, according to her lawsuit, but her husband refused to take her home, and the following day surgery revealed she had gangrene in her belly.

Her condition grew worse and it was determined her body was being ravaged by Group A Streptococcal infection – a flesh eating bacteria. In hopes of saving her life, health care personnel amputated all four of her limbs. She is now confined to a motorized wheelchair.

Medical negligence is the result of a health care provider’s failure to provide the expected standard of care. Our attorneys at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys are experienced in Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawsuits and will evaluate your case thoroughly and explore all potential sources of recovery – we fight to protect the rights of patients. If you or a loved one has been harmed by medical negligence, you may have a medical malpractice claim.

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