Canadian mom who lost limbs to flesh-eating disease sues hospital
A Canadian mother is suing a hospital after contracting a flesh-eating disease that resulted in her losing her limbs following her son’s birth.
Lindsey Hubley took action against the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, last Wednesday alleging that doctors treating her were responsible for her illness, The Canadian Press reported.
The 33-year-old mother gave birth to her son, Myles, on March 2. She was discharged the next day but was rushed back to hospital after having abdominal pain. She was then diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease.
Necrotizing fasciitis is a bacterial skin infection that spreads quickly through the body and can be deadly if not properly treated with antibiotics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lawyer Ray Wagner claims that an examination on Hubley wasn’t performed at the hospital and she was sent home despite being diagnosed with constipation.
The flesh-eating disease has caused Hubley to have multiple surgeries, including a hysterectomy and amputations below both her elbows and knees, according to the newspaper.
A GoFundMe page created for Hubley by her sister-in-law to pay for her medical bills has raised more than $95,000 of its $60,000 goal.
She is now disease-free and awaiting a kidney transplant. The hospital hasn’t commented on the allegations.