SMH: Woman Checks Into Hospital For Diabetes Treatment, Leaves Damn Near Paralyzed

- By Bossip Staff

If this Brooklyn woman’s allegations are true, she’s about to be super paid.

A Brooklyn woman not only suffered horrific skin damage in a city hospital screw-up, but has to suffer the insult of a paltry offer that the city won’t budge from, the woman’s lawyer said yesterday.

Marie Louis-Jeune went to Coney Island Hospital for treatment for her diabetes in April 2008 when emergency room personnel hooked her up to intravenous solutions in both her arms – but missed the veins, leaving the calcium chloride solution to eat away the skin around her elbows and the underlying tissue, the lawyer said.

“It [the solution] ate away her skin as if it were a piranha,” said Jeune’s lawyer, Richard Mogg of Frekhtman & Associates.

She was left with debilitating scars and limited motion in one arm after the 4-inch round wounds healed.

The 55-year-old home health aide still suffers pain in both arms and works every day in pain, Mogg said.

“I went to the hospital for them to help me and I came out scarred for life,” said Louis-Jeune, a Sheepshead Bay resident who came to the US from Haiti in 1982.

Mogg wouldn’t divulge how much the city offered in a conference at Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday, but did say Louis-Jeune suffered damages “in the millions.”

SMH. It’s really scary how often “care givers” make these kinds of mistakes.


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