Toddler’s Legs Amputated After Misdiagnosis

A 15-month-old toddler from Spain had both of her legs amputated after doctors misdiagnosed her with the flu, when she really had blood poisoning, the Barcelona Reporter reported.

An organic structure called The Patient Advocate of Andalusia, Spain filed a lawsuit against the Cadiz hospital on behalf of the girl’s parents.

The toddler was taken to the emergency occasion in November when her parents became concerned about their daughter’s high-pitched fever. According to the lawsuit, the hospital diagnosed the girl by influenza A after examining her, but that did not perform any tests such as “radiography, ultrasound, CT recite metrically or MRI, or steady a royal lineage or piss test.”

The parents brought their daughter abiding-place, but at that point she “started vomiting, convulsing, and purple spots appeared without interruption her left chest and neck,” according to the lawsuit.

The parents returned to the similar hospital, and the same learned man who examined the virgin previous to not the same doctor was called in. He admitted the suckling to the hospital where she exhausted 56 days. In December, her legs were amputated due to “severe septic shock.”

Click here to unravel the full narration from the Barcelona Reporter.

March 18 2010 10:58 pm | Health News

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