NYC, Brooklyn Hospital Settle Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for $18 Million

March 23, 2012
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New York City and Brooklyn Hospital Center has settled with Tabitha Mullings, over medical malpractice and negligence complaints. Mullings will receive $8.5 million from New York City, and $9.4 million from the hospital, ending a three-year legal battle.

In 2008, Mullings went to the emergency room, where she was diagnosed with a kidney stone and sent home. The following day, Mullings called 911 twice for help because she was experiencing unbearable pain and numbness. FDNY medics did not take her to the hospital.

New York City and Brooklyn Hospital Center has settled with Tabitha Mullings, over medical malpractice and negligence complaints. Mullings will receive $8.5 million from New York City, and $9.4 million from the hospital, ending a three-year legal battle.

In 2008, Mullings went to the emergency room, where she was diagnosed with a kidney stone and sent home. The following day, Mullings called 911 twice for help because she was experiencing unbearable pain and numbness. FDNY medics did not take her to the hospital.

The next day, Mullings was rushed to the Fort Greene Hospital by her fiancé, where she fell into a coma. She was suffering from of a sepsis infection that had spread throughout her body. When Mullings awoke, her feet and hands had been amputated and she lost vision in one eye.

Though Mullings won her lawsuit, she told the NY Daily News that, “The reality is, I’m going to be like this the rest of my life. I’m always going to have to have help to do everything, using the bathroom, using a toothbrush. I can’t do anything on my own.

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“Now that the lawsuit is behind me, I look forward to going on with my life and caring for my children the best I can,” she said.

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