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wheelchairman
02-03-2007, 05:11 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Sanford mother says she will never be able to hold her newborn because an Orlando hospital performed a life-altering surgery and, she claims, the hospital refuses to explain why they left her as a multiple amputee.
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The woman filed a complaint against Orlando Regional Healthcare Systems, she said, because they won't tell her exactly what happened. The hospital maintains the woman wants to know information that would violate other patients' rights.

Claudia Mejia gave birth eight and a half months ago at Orlando Regional South Seminole. She was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando where her arms and legs were amputated. She was told she had streptococcus, a flesh eating bacteria, and toxic shock syndrome, but no further explanation was given.

The hospital, in a letter, wrote that if she wanted to find out exactly what happened, she would have to sue them.

"I want to know what happened. I went to deliver my baby and I came out like this," Mejia said.

Mejia said after she gave birth to Mathew last spring, she was kept in the hospital with complications. Twelve days after giving birth at Orlando Regional South Seminole hospital, she was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center where she became a quadruple amputee. Now she can not care for or hold her baby.

"Yeah, I want to pick him up. He wants me to pick him up. I can't. I want to, but I can't," she said. "Woke up from surgery and I had no arms and no legs. No one told me anything. My arms and legs were just gone."

Her 7-year-old son, Jorge, asks his mother over and over what happened to her. Neither she nor her husband has the answer.

"I love her, so I'll always stick with her and take it a day at a time myself," said her husband, Tim Edwards.

The couple wants to know how she caught streptococcus, during labor or after. She doesn't know. She knows she didn't leave the hospital the same.

"And why, I want to know why this happened," she said.

Her attorney, Judy Hyman wrote ORHS a letter saying, according to the Florida statute, "The Patients Right To Know About Adverse Medical Incidents Act," the hospital must give her the records.

"When the statute is named 'Patients Right To Know,' I don't know how it could be clearer," Hyman said.

The hospital's lawyers wrote back, "Ms. Mejia's request may require legal resolution." In other words, according to their interpretation of the law, Mejia has to sue them to get information about herself.

That's the sticking point, the interpretation of the Patients Right To Know act, a constitutional amendment Florida voters passed a little more than a year ago.

Mejia's other attorney, E. Clay Parker, said the hospital is not following the law

"We were forced to file this and ask a judge to interpret the constitutional amendment and do right," Parker said.

Mejia hopes the right thing is done. She said not knowing exactly why it happened is unbearable. She only hopes she'll be able to soon answer her little boy's question, 'What happened?'

"He told me everyday, 'What happened,' and I don't have any answers for that," she said.

ORMC said Mejia is requesting information on if there were other patients or someone on her floor with the streptococcus. They said, if they release that to her, that would be a violation of other patients' rights.

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Man it must rock to live in a nation with private health care. :) But really I'm just thinking, best practical joke ever. I can't wait until they give an explanation. And I think the husband is only sticking around because he knows she's gonna get some enormous compensation.

Little_Miss_1565
02-03-2007, 07:56 AM
Good lord, another one of these crazy stories from Florida. Why anyone continues to live there is beyond me.

Mota Boy
02-03-2007, 08:11 AM
Holy hell. That's a nightmare scenario and a half.















And by "a half" I am, of course, referring to Mrs. Mejia.

nieh
02-03-2007, 08:24 AM
I think I actually read that exact article a few months ago. The quotes sound way too familiar to me.

0r4ng3
02-03-2007, 01:11 PM
I think I actually read that exact article a few months ago. The quotes sound way too familiar to me.I actually read the exact article yesterday on Shoutwire. Heh, shows just how "quick" they are.

Still, that's some crazy shit happening at the hospital.

Jebus
02-03-2007, 01:20 PM
To be fair, she was in fact given a choice before the amputation so she did knew what happened after she woke up. This article just over dramatized the story. What she wants to know is how it happened and from where it came from.
Here's a better article
http://www.wesh.com/news/9148849/detail.html

and Jesse, Shoutwire is for faggs. Join Digg.

EDIT: WCM, I don't get the Scientology thing.

the_GoDdEsS
02-03-2007, 01:25 PM
Well, the media tends to twist things slightly to make their articles more interesting or shocking. And my first impression was it was from some third world country. Lolz. Still pretty pwned.

0r4ng3
02-03-2007, 01:26 PM
and Jesse, Shoutwire is for faggs. Join Digg.
I've been wanting to ditch Shoutwire, I just didn't remember about Digg. I'll look into that.

Rocky-girl
02-03-2007, 01:53 PM
It's a black humour!

and I'm sorry for Mrs. Mejia.

wheelchairman
02-03-2007, 02:27 PM
The scientology thing was cause they hate doctors, specifically psychologists but all forms of medicine seem to piss them off.

the_GoDdEsS
02-03-2007, 02:43 PM
I've been wanting to ditch Shoutwire, I just didn't remember about Digg. I'll look into that.

What are those?

0r4ng3
02-03-2007, 02:47 PM
They're both sites where users submit news articles. As I've discovered recently, digg is superior to shoutwire.

www.shoutwire.com
www.digg.com

noodlesfan
02-03-2007, 04:41 PM
Good lord, another one of these crazy stories from Florida. Why anyone continues to live there is beyond me.

You just made me cry :(

Endymion
02-03-2007, 04:49 PM
digg's been around for years.

Lodat225
02-03-2007, 07:21 PM
If i were Tim i'd be gone faster than a speeding bullet.

the_GoDdEsS
02-04-2007, 03:23 AM
If i were Tim i'd be gone faster than a speeding bullet.

Well, like Per said there might be compensations. If you have some life insurance, you're bound to get money after incidents like this one. Last year we had quite a controversial case where one man was lured to sign several (I think about five) life insurances by some people. Then they proceeded to have him killed and somebody got millions from it. Not funny. It's probably still being investigated.

Jakebert
02-04-2007, 09:23 AM
I'm just waiting for Zagmeno's lame "what du u call a persun wit no arms n legs waterskiing? SKIP LOLOLOL"

Lodat225
02-04-2007, 09:26 AM
Well, like Per said there might be compensations. If you have some life insurance, you're bound to get money after incidents like this one. Last year we had quite a controversial case where one man was lured to sign several (I think about five) life insurances by some people. Then they proceeded to have him killed and somebody got millions from it. Not funny. It's probably still being investigated.

Didn't think about that...

Sin Studly
02-04-2007, 11:22 AM
I love how they're sueing, but it's "not about money, we just want to know why it happened". Yeah, like they'd care enough to file suit for the hospital records if they weren't planning to use the records in evidence to sue for money afterwards.

Gimps are the biggest lying hypocrites ever.