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Woman Becomes Amputee After Maggots Devour Foot

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A West Palm Beach woman lost her leg after a visit to a local nursing home, and that wasn't the most disturbing thing to happen. Mary Stewart checked into Renova Health Center in Lake Park last year just to recover from foot surgery. Eighteen days into her recovery, Stewart's leg had to be amputated.

"What he found was her foot infested with live maggots, literally eating her alive," said Scott Fischer, Stewart's attorney.

"I told them, 'Do what you have to do; get it over with," said Stewart.

Now, Stewart is doing what she feels she has to do, and that is, sue Renova and it's parent company for what she says was a lack of care by the facility.

"This is not a place I would allow my dog to go to," said Fischer.

Fischer said even though Stewart's medical records from Renova indicate that her surgery wound was treated every day, there's no way it was.

Stewart, who is now in a wheelchair, is suing for at least $15,000.

"I was very upset, but being upset doesn't help me," she said.

David Wingrove, the administrator at Renova, said he has no knowledge of the lawsuit, and cannot discuss clients' cases.

Fischer said management there has changed at Renova since Stewart's 2004 stay.
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I call BS on this
maggots only eat DEAD flesh, not live flesh

suing for $15,000 ?????
15 mil would be more appropriate
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that is disgusting...im sorry but 15k is no where close enough if that is the case...

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I call BS on this
maggots only eat DEAD flesh, not live flesh

suing for $15,000 ?????
15 mil would be more appropriate

, I've seen a show on the Discovery Channel that they showed new methods of restoring body parts. One way was to use maggots (fly larva for those who don't know) to eat the DEAD FLESH from people who have large wounds that cannot be closed. They will put them in and after they grow to a certain size they will remove them. They also are putting leeches on the ends of peoples bodies who have had like severed (sp) limbs to restore the bloodflow when they are put back on.

And I'd also agree with the 15million cause like if I had my foot amputated, that would be what I'd sue for if it was a lack of medical attention.
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I call BS on this
maggots only eat DEAD flesh, not live flesh

suing for $15,000 ?????
15 mil would be more appropriate

So the maggots were helping the foot.
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In my eyes there is no case for a claim its just a way to make an easy buck
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So the maggots were helping the foot.

They are supposed to help and from what I saw on the Discovery Channel they did. You don't feel them eating the dead skin/flesh from your wound so it isn't that big of a deal. This makes it enormously less painful for recovery of the wound. I mean, would you rather have like a doctor or nurse sit there with tools and scrape it away and not know how far to go? how hard to do it? I wouldn't.
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Thats where i learnt about the maggot thing sometimes its the only way to get a wound to heal.
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In my eyes there is no case for a claim its just a way to make an easy buck
Woman gets surgery, gets maggots as a result, and has no grounds for a lawsuit?

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sounds like one of the few times i agree with a lawsuit!! plus i live in west palm beach and havent heard about it yet



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Lawsuits are like the only thing that people in the U.S. seem to know how to do. Seems like you can't do anything without someone saying, "I'm gonna sue you!"
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Woman gets surgery, gets maggots as a result, and has no grounds for a lawsuit?
It's funny the different ways people view lawsuits around the world.

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