The woman is suing the hospital after she says they acted negligently, causing her to get a flesh-eating bacteria that resulted in amputation.
A new mother who was looking forward to welcoming a new child into the world got a nightmare surprise when she had to be come a quadruple amputee to save her life, and now she’s suing. Lindsey Hubley of Canada gave birth as normal in March, but four days later she had to go back into the hospital after contracting a flesh-eating disease.
On Wednesday, she filed suit against IWK Health Center and several doctors in Nova Scotia, arguing that they were negligent. She said she had stomach pains a day after bringing her newborn son back home. She says doctors told her it was just a stomach ache and to just go home anyway.
But a day later, she was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery due to necrotizing fasciitis. After multiple surgeries, she’s lost her legs and arms, as well as gotten a total hysterectomy. Seven months later, she’s still laying in bed at 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.”