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.