Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 3:56 pm
A medical malpractice lawsuit is currently on trial after a woman claims that she went into the hospital for a heart surgery and wound up with an infection that eventually made her blind.
The ordeal began in 2005 when the woman went into the hospital for a surgery on her coronary artery and just five days later she was receiving treatment for an unrelated knee injury and became completely blind as a result.
Two days after arriving at the hospital, doctors found the infection in her knee that was previously surgically replaced. Doctors then removed the knee prosthesis and placed her on multiple different pills including a narcotic for the pain, antibiotics, and drugs for high blood pressure and stress.
A diuretic was later thrown into the cocktail of drugs and this caused the vital organs to block the blood flow. They later found the woman suffered renal failure and she was unresponsive. She now permanently blind in both eyes and the couple is suing because of the improper treatment.