Woman Loses Arms, Legs, and Trial After ER Mistake

May 31, 2009

Florida (ChattahBox) – A woman who lost all of her limbs after a horrific ER error has been through a trial, lost it, and is now suing again after the judge threw out the jury ruling.

Lisa Strong went into the emergency room in Davie, Florida after an intense pain in her back, as well as a 106 degree fever. She had a history of kidney stones, so had a good idea what was ailing her.

But the ER did not treat the stones, instead shuffling her around the ER, before sending her home. It wasn’t long until the stones progressed to an infection, which then led to her arms, legs, feet, and hands turning black, sending her back to the hospital a week later as the situation turned critical.

The doctors certainly paid attention that time, as they rushed to fix the mistakes that had been made at her initial visit. The solution? Amputate her arms and legs, which had now been so badly poisoned by infection that Lisa would not survive saving them.

It was later that year that she sued the hospital, but, amazingly, the jury found the doctor’s not-guilty of negligence, despite a shocking amount of evidence, Lisa’s missing limbs among it.

The judge, in a move that is extremely rare in the United States court system, through out the decision and ordered a new trial.

But Lisa says she is considering moving on with her life without the trial. Her life has been changed drastically, with her marriage ending, her children with her only a part of the time, and Lisa unable to work. She also owed $850,000 in medical bills, all due to one hospital’s incompetent mistake.

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