“Minor Surgery” Leads to Double Amputation

A 30 year old NY woman who entered Winthrop University Hospital for what was deemed minor surgery ended up having both of her lower limbs amputated as a result of gangrene infection. The gangrene infection resulted from surgeons puncturing her intestines.
According to the UPI article, “Surgeons Paul Byrne and Frederic Moon, who initially treated Galette, were among doctors and other medical personnel named in the medical malpractice suit seeking unspecified damages.”
Stacey Galette, a single mother with a 10 year old daughter, is unable to work and will spend the rest of her life using prosthetic limbs below both knees because doctors failed to follow accepted medical protocol. Stacey spent three weeks in a medically induced coma for three weeks as a result of the botched surgery.