woman become amputee x4 after giving birth. Hospital to blame?

  1. Tragic.


    http://www.wftv.com/news/6253589/detail.html
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  3. by   Tweety
    I saw her on the new several months ago. It is indeed horribly tragic. It seems shady that she can't get any information. I seem to remember she had a loving supportive husband.
  4. by   HARRN2b
    OMG. What the heck happened. Did they amputate her without consent? How did she catch this bacteria. What about other patients in Orlando Regional? Did they catch it too? This is crazy
  5. by   sirI
    Here is a thread with discussion about this tragic event (includes above link):

    https://allnurses.com/forums/f8/flor...man+amputation
  6. by   pyrolady
    Just curious - is this an HCA facility? Seems they have the worse care I have ever heard of so I just thought I'd ask. I know I'll never work for them again.
  7. by   HM2VikingRN
    Boy this really drives home the importance of good infection control practices!
  8. by   grace90
    Quote from HM2Viking
    Boy this really drives home the importance of good infection control practices!
    Amen to that! It sure does! :uhoh21:
  9. by   Jo Dirt
    There are things worse than death.

    They would not cut off my appendages.
  10. by   NRSKarenRN
  11. by   Diary/Dairy
    How horrible, I agree with Tweety, something seems wrong that the hospital will not give her any information about what happened and why she needed to have this done to her!
  12. by   EmerNurse
    In order for her to have surgery - any surgery, let alone such a dramatic surgery - didn't she or her husband (if she was unable) have to sign INFORMED consent??? She says she went in to give birth and woke up missing her arms and legs - who consented to that?

    As for the hospital withholding info on the cause of the infection (assuming it was infection) my first thought would be that it is a way to cover their butts, liability-wise. The longer they block the information, the longer time they go before a serious suit is pressed (and the more time they have to cover their butt for it).

    No matter what else - it's an awful awful thing to have happen <shudder>.
  13. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I've looked for an update on this story, but can't find anything. Does anyone have a link to an update?

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