Toddler Malyia Jeffers Now In Bay Area Hospital After Catastrophic ER Malpractice

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, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco General, California Pacific Medical Center, or St. Francis Memorial Hospital.

Parents of 2-year-old Malyia Jeffers are suing Sacramento’s Methodist Hospital after alleged ER negligence resulted in the amputation of their daughter’s hands and feet.

“At this point she couldn’t walk,” the girl’s father, Ryan Jeffers, told KXTV. “I was carrying her around for another hour-and-a-half. They tell us we’re next, so we’re figuring we’re next. Still, hours went by so I really told them that … you have to see her now. Her fever’s gone up, hasn’t gone down from the Motrin or Tylenol.”

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Once seen by medical staff, Malyia’s condition required that she be flown to Stanford University Hospital, where she was diagnosed with septic shock. The shock resulted in the loss of her feet, her left hand and part of her right hand.

In rare, more aggressive types of strep, the streptococcus bacteria that causes the illness can move from the throat to the bloodstream and the resulting sepsis can lead to the loss of extremities, says Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, and co-author of “Baby 411.”

The family has filed a medical malpractice suit against the hospital and five emergency room employees, suing for compensation for their daughter’s past, present and future medical bills, according to court documents.

In response to the lawsuit, the hospital released a statement saying: “At Methodist Hospital, patient care and safety is our priority. We were sorry to hear about the eventual outcome for Malyia and our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. We are unable to comment on matters of pending litigation.”

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

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