HALIFAX -- A new mother who was diagnosed with flesh-eating disease days after giving birth and is now a quadruple amputee is taking legal action against a Halifax hospital and several doctors.
Lindsey Hubley gave birth to her son Myles on March 2 at the IWK Health Centre and has undergone numerous surgeries since, including amputations below both of her elbows and knees and a total hysterectomy.
Lawyer Ray Wagner says a statement of claim filed in Nova Scotia Supreme Court alleges several wrongdoings in the hospital's care during the birth and her postoperative care, including that part of the placenta was not removed at birth.
The allegations have not been tested in court, and the IWK was not immediately available for comment Wednesday.
Hubley was diagnosed four days after giving birth with necrotizing fasciitis, otherwise known as flesh-eating disease.
Her fiancee Mike Sampson says despite the horrific ordeal, Hubley has remained very positive.