Cleveland, OH Woman Loses Limbs to Flesh-Eating Virus—Suing Doctor for Medical Malpractice.

Forty six year-old Lisa-Marie Carter is suing her doctor in a medical malpractice lawsuit after he perforated her bowel during an outpatient ovarian cyst removal surgery. The wound resulted in necrotizing fasciitis, a potentially deadly flesh-eating bacterium, which is a rare and serious disease that can destroy body tissue, skin and fat. After what should have been a four-hour surgery, Carter left the hospital a full six months later- without her hands or her feet.

Carter claims that her doctor accidentally sliced through her bowel during her November 2010 procedure, but failed to notice the mistake. Her complaint filed in court alleges that when she used the restroom the next day, her incision opened up, releasing “copious” amounts of fluid. Three days later, her doctor inspected the wound, found that the bowel had been sliced, and discovered the flesh-eating bacteria. He cut that part of her stomach away, and Carter underwent another eight operations over the course of the next 12 days to remove more of her stomach, intestines and muscle.

Carter’s forearms and lower legs had to be amputated when doctors realized they weren’t getting sufficient blood flow. She now endures rehabilitation sessions in which she must learn how to live with prosthetic limbs.

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