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Parents file medical malpractice lawsuit after daughter lost limbs

A couple has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital and some employees after their daughter lost part of all four of her limbs due to a bacterial infection. The child’s parents brought her to the hospital in November of last year after she had experienced a persistent fever, skin discoloration, and weakness. The parents watched as their child became sicker and sicker while they waited for five hours in the emergency room. The father of the injured child allegedly begged doctors and nurses to treat his daughter. Eventually, he forced his way into another office and demanded immediate medical help.

By that point, unfortunately, bacteria had ravaged more of the child’s body and she had to be flown to a different hospital. The child had streptococcus A and due to the spreading infection, both of her feet and her left hand were amputated and part of her right hand was removed. The child is in intensive rehabilitation therapy now and may need therapy and care in the future. Because of the uncertainty for the future, the child’s parents have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking an unknown amount of damages. According to the medical malpractice lawsuit, the hospital “chose to negligently staff, operate, and supervise the emergency room” resulting in the daughter’s extensive surgeries.

Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers handle a variety of medical malpractice claims for clients in Chicago and throughout Illinois, including those involving delayed diagnosis and missed diagnosis.

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