Medical Blunder!

- By Bossip Staff

Note:
You can contact the family’s lawyer Adam Slater at (212) 481-7400 if you have any similar medical errors in your family.

King’s County Hospital has been lying to people saying they haven’t had any ‘medical error’ amputations. Gradford Dennie does not have a leg to prove that is a lie:

From 2006 through 2008, King’s County Hospital told the state it had no incidents in which a patient lost a limb or organ due to a medical screwup. They must have forgotten about Gradford Dennie, a 68-year-old car repair shop owner who went to King’s County after suffering a stroke and wound up with his right leg amputated above the knee. At home the morning of Jan. 27, 2007, Dennie – an active senior who still worked full time at his car repair garage – suffered a massive stroke that paralyzed his left side.

He was taken to King’s County, and within three days, notes filed by nurses reported signs of problems with his right leg – it was black and blue and cold to the touch. These are symptoms of gangrene, but the term shows up nowhere in the records. Over the next two months, his leg got worse. Family members say they repeatedly pointed this out to nurses and doctors, but nothing was done. “I’m very vocal, but it was a constant fight,” said Dennie’s daughter Bridgette. “They were nonreceptive. Paging doctors was a nightmare.”

On March 29, 2007, Dennie was discharged to a nursing home, where nurses and a doctor realized immediately Dennie’s leg had deteriorated. He was quickly taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bushwick where doctors diagnosed gangrene. The family was told Dennie’s right leg would have to be amputated above the knee. “I was in total shock,” Bridgette Dennie recalled. “Amputation? He’d just come from a hospital! I was in disbelief.”

After the emergency surgery, Dennie was left immobilized and confined to a wheelchair, his right leg amputated and his left side disabled due to the stroke. The family had to sell his business. “Daddy did more than 40 hours a week there. He was there every single day. It was his baby,” said Bridgette Dennie. “Now he’s confined to a wheelchair, bedridden. Everything has to be done for him.”

The family’s lawyer, Adam Slater, filed suit in June 2008. Why the hospital did not report the incident to the state remains unclear. The city Health and Hospitals Corp. declined to comment.

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Comments

  • olsweetdickwillie

    Eww…he is old….

  • http://cjswagattackTwitter CJ

    He looks like dud from “Somg Of the South” Uncle Remus!

  • http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=36000&l=34e7e0ba21&id=1794387826 Souljagir

    That’s so sad, it’s a shame to think they would be so careless about someones father, grandfather and husband! That’s exactly why I would ALWAYS get second opinions and ALWAYS look up EVERYTHING on the internet when my father had his stroke and was diagnosed with Non small cell lung cancer. Men are strong beings so to be completely dibilitated probably takes a toll on him, prayers to his family and others in similar situations. You have to be stern and avid when it comes to medical care because for them it’s just another case!

  • My Mother Works There

    *worst

  • VALORIE

    THAT IS SUPER SAD. MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY. THEY BOUT TO GET SUPER PAID.

  • DR.FUNK

    Look forward to more stories like this when BIG GOVERNMENT takes over health care.

  • elle

    here in brooklyn we know Kings County as Killer County, that hospital is reckless

  • WordtotheWise

    DR. FUNK>>>THANK YOU! That’s exactly what’s going to happen when the government takes over. My sister is a doctor and has been talking about this for years. Most people have no clue as to how bad it’s going to get.

  • WordtotheWise

    I guess a lot of counties have it’s “killer” hospitals, i.e. Killer Kaiser, Killer King (formerly King-Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA), etc.

  • Lady J

    @WordtotheWise….

    Ummm….but this happened without government involvement…Don’t believe the hype; I have government insurance, and it has been the BEST insurance to date….Insurance involving the government….BRING IT ON!!!!

  • Lady J

    If Republicans are against Obama’s Health Plan, then that should tell everyone that getting a government health plan is in the right direction. People who own the health care insurance agencies (rich white republicans) have “riped off” the American people for decades…Unless you make about 1.5 million a year salary, just know that the current health plan in America is designed to make the rich richer and the poor poorer…Go Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lady J

    Everyone on Capital Hill has government insurance!!! They only start complaining NOW about Government insurance because the government will drive the price down, and allow every American the opportunity to have insurance while the rich Americans won’t get as big a profit….Ummm what’s wrong with that?????

  • cruzan trini (tired of lookin at ugly hoes gravatars)

    AT LEAST IT WASN’T HIS 3RD LEG THAT WAS AMPUTATED.

  • PUSSYCATFUN

    I PRAY TO GOD OBAMA GET THIS HEALTH CARE SITUATION TAKEN CARE OF…I HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE BUT, IT’S STILL NOT ENOUGH.

    IF YOU WANT TOP NOTCH HEALTH CARE YOU HAVE TO HAVE THAT “BLACK CARD” HEALTH INSURANCE.

  • best you ever had

    @ souljarir… i agree 100%! ALWAYS, ALWAYS get a second opinion. My father was diagnosed with non small cell lung cancer as well and the first doctor he visited told him he had bronchitis! BRONCHITIS? WTF?

    on another note, about a year ago this same hospital had a patient DIE in its waiting room while a guard was looking on. i’m from the bronx and even my family knows about that hospital.

    in the words of my father… “shit… that’s where people go to die.”

    nyc needs to shut that ish down, immediately.

    i feel for bridgette dennie because i know how difficult it is to care for a sick parent. my heart goes out to her and her family.

  • WordtotheWise

    Lady J>>>Whatever you want to believe. It’s not about “hype.” Anytime the government puts their hands into something they don’t know about, they mess it up. The government will take over and when the bottom drops off, people will wake up. My sister has been in the health care industry for many years and if anything she knows what she is talking about. Enjoy it while it lasts. That’s all I’m going to say. Good luck with what you have, hon.

  • WordtotheWise

    Rrrrroe Ski Love>>>You are so correct in that; however, thin folks are dropping dead too. Thin doesn’t necessarily mean healthy. Just saying. BTW, I’m not advocating for being overweight or unhealthy.

    I can count on both my hands thin people who exercised daily, eat right, and dropped dead. They’ve been right in my family.

  • VA666

    @ Rrrrroe Ski Love..

    Informative post but.. um… What does it have to do with Mr. Dennie’s situation?

  • Key from the City

    I am not surprised this happened at Kings County. I got family that work there and they tell me it’s the worst hospital in the city (unless you get shot, then it’s one of the best).

  • combatcook24

    A few NYC hospitals have the same level of f*ckued -up care.. Kings County is the worst, but Woodhull isnt too much better….

  • Proper English

    Rrrrroe Ski Love–that had nothing to do with the post….

  • Come On People

    @Rrrrroe Ski Love-

    Actually, it is no garantee when it comes to your health. Not saying that you should not take care of yourself, but people who are seemingly healthy drop dead every day. Or they end up in the hostpital, hwo should they be treated?

  • AWWWWWWWWWWWWSHADDAAAAAP!!!!

    Djimon Hounsou looks tow up.

  • ~DAREALCROWNHOLDER~

    Maybe its just me, but if a hospital is that bad, how could you work for it. Thats being a part of the problem IMO. I couldnt stand behind a place that. They would transfer me fast because i would be filing so many complaints.

  • ♥ p Y n K ♥

    I’M CONFUSED… WAS HE NOT SUPPOSE TO LOSE HIS LEG???

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