Sacramento Toddler, Malyia Jeffers, Suffers Amputations Due To Medical Malpractice At Methodist Hospital

It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical malpractice case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Medical Center, Mercy, Methodist, or Sutter.

Ryan Jeffers and Leah Vang saw life seeping out of their toddler’s body during five hours of waiting in Methodist Hospital’s emergency room and begged for help, alleges a lawsuit filed Monday.

“Medical care came too late,” the suit says. The girl lost parts of her four limbs from a bacterial infection.

The Sacramento Bee reported that the lawsuit filed in Sacramento Superior Court charges Catholic Healthcare West, Methodist Hospital in south Sacramento, and various emergency room workers with medical malpractice and negligence in delaying treatment for Malyia, who later was flown to Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital for lifesaving care. Streptococcus A had invaded her blood and organs; as a result she suffered amputations of both feet, her left hand and part of her right hand. She is in intensive rehabilitation therapy.

“There is nothing we can do to bring back Malyia’s amputated hands and feet,” said the family’s lawyer, Moseley Collins, III. “However, we hope that her lawsuit will convince emergency rooms in Sacramento to do a better job treating our seriously ill children and make health care in our city safer for all of us.”

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

Jeffers and Vang took their daughter to the emergency room Nov. 29 with a persistent fever, skin discoloration and weakness. As they waited five hours, the girl grew visibly sicker, says the lawsuit. Jeffers and Vang “repeatedly asked and begged defendants to treat their daughter. Defendants chose not to do so,” until Jeffers forced his way into the medical department and demanded help, the suit says.

The hospital “chose to negligently staff, operate and supervise the emergency room,” resulting in disaster for Malyia, the suit concludes.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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