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Woman with Flesh-Eating Illness Files Medical Malpractice Suit

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After developing a flesh-eating bacteria following childbirth that caused a Central Florida woman to lose her arms and legs, she is suing Orlando Regional South Seminole Hospital alleging medical malpractice.

The woman, 23, went to Orlando Regional South Seminole Hospital to deliver her son. After giving birth, doctors told her she had contracted a flesh-eating bacteria and amputation was her only option to stay alive.

Following the amputation, the woman and her attorneys wanted the hospital to release details that might explain what possibly caused her to lose her arms and legs. After unsuccessfully trying to get answers from the hospital, they decided to file a complaint for medical negligence against the hospital.

The lawsuit was filed in Seminole County. The hospital, three nurses and two doctors are listed as the defendants. The suit seeks unspecified damages along with an explanation.