BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A 31-year-old from England intends to file a malpractice lawsuit against the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital after she lost both legs, her right hand, and all fingers on her left hand. The hospital’s board declared that the complications leading to multiple amputations could have been avoided if the staff followed procedures.
Sepsis After Miscarriage Led to Multiple Amputations
According to Magdalena Malec, a 31-year-old mother from England, her life took a very unfortunate turn after she found out that she’s pregnant for the third time. Malec, who’s a mother of three, recalls checking into the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in December 2014 after experiencing a miscarriage.
After a brief consultation, the doctors sent the woman home with a painkillers prescription. The woman also had severe stomach cramps and internal bleeding.
A few weeks later, Malec would return to the same hospital after her symptoms intensified. During Malec’s second trip to the hospital, the doctors diagnosed her with an ectopic pregnancy and scheduled her for surgery.
Following the emergency session in the OR, Malec was informed that her kidneys failed and that she needed a transplant. A few days into her recovery, the England mother suffered ischemia of the limbs (improper blood circulation through the limbs), developing gangrenes on her legs and arms…
The woman was rushed again to the operating room, where the surgeons amputated both legs, her right hand, and all the finger on her left arm in an attempt to stop the infection from spreading.
According to the woman, the multiple amputations could have been avoided if the doctors placed the right diagnosis in the first place. The hospital’s board agreed with the woman’s claims and conveyed their most sincere apologies for what happened to Malec.
The woman told the reporters that she’s now learning how to cope with her pain and how to do things around the house with her prosthetics.
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