Lindsey Hubley is taking legal action against the IWK Health Centre and several Halifax-area doctors for alleged wrongdoings in her care during the birth and her postoperative care.
Hubley, 33, gave birth to her son Myles on March 2 but was rushed to the hospital a day after being discharged and was later diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, otherwise known as flesh-eating disease.
She is now a quadruple amputee, has undergone a total hysterectomy and has been forced to spend the first seven months of her son’s life in hospital.
Lawyer Ray Wagner said a statement of claim filed in Nova Scotia Supreme Court today alleges that the negligence of five doctors and the hospital caused or contributed to the health issues suffered by Hubley.
He added that when Hubley arrived back at the hospital on March 5 with abdominal pain – the day after being discharged following the birth – an examination was not performed. She was diagnosed with constipation and sent home.The next day, she was rushed to the hospital after experiencing more pain and discolouration on her body.