Friday, November 19, 2010

Woman Goes In Hospital For Minor Procedure Comes Out With Both Legs Amputated

A simple surgery has turned into a living nightmare for a Brooklyn mom.
She was supposed to be in and out of the hospital on the same day. Instead, both her legs had to be amputated because of an alleged medical mishap and now she wants justice.
“It’s hard. Knowing before this happened, I was normal. I didn’t have anything — but, now, I won’t be able to walk unless I have prostheses,” Stacy Galette told CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman.
Galette went to Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola one year ago for what she said was supposed to be a minor gynecological procedure. However, something went wrong and both of her legs were amputated.
Galette said she’s been left with unimaginable anger.
“Knowing that I’m not the same person that I used to be. I’m not walking,” Galette said.
Mother and 10-year-old daughter are still close, in spite of everything. Galette claims that during surgery at Winthrop Hospital, her intestine was punctured, which ultimately led to gangrene and the amputation of both legs below the knees. On Thursday she and her lawyer filed suit against the hospital.
“It’s horrifying. She will have to use prostheses for the rest of her life, for a double below the knee amputation — because of medical malpractice!” attorney Sanford Rubinstein said.
Over the phone, a spokesman for the hospital told Guzman: “As a matter of policy, we don’t comment on pending litigation.”
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Stephen Schaunt said...

This post really saddens me to think that with just minor medical procedure, this woman has already changed her life for worse. Well great thing she seek some legal assistance and other people in my hometown in Oakland, medical malpractice attorneys are the ones that they always go to for legal counseling. Oakland medical malpractice lawyers always assure their clients to give them justice with what happened to them.

ajlounyinjurylaw said...

What bother's me is the hospital is in a denial mode. Take responsibility for what happened to this woman. Why put her through more pain and injury.

Alecia Longsworth said...

Oh my! It is terrible to lose half of your life just because of a medical malpractice on a minor gynecological procedure. Things like that are life-changers, especially when the one you trusted was the cause.