Medical Malpractice Suit After Routine Surgery ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Medical Malpractice Suit After Routine Surgery

Stacey Galette, 30, is suing a Long Island hospital for medical malpractice when she suffered a double leg amputation after a routine gynecological operation. Galette lost both of her legs below the knee after a gangrenous infection set in as a result of an alleged accident, when Galette’s intestine was allegedly punctured during a routine gynecological operation at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., in October 2009. “The suit is claiming medical malpractice, as the puncture lead to infection and blood poisoning, while Galette was in a coma for three weeks.” She woke up with her legs amputated. Galette now uses prosthetic legs to get around and has also moved from Long Island to live with her godmother, who helps her take care of her 10-year-old daughter.

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