Tabitha Mullings Story
March 7, 2012 by staff
Tabitha Mullings Story, Tabitha Mullings wants to write a story about receiving $17.9 million in settlement when she suffered from a drug-resistant infection in 2008.
Tabitha Mullings lawsuit started after she went to the emergency room on September 13, 2008, but was sent home with a diagnosis of a kidney stone and was given prescription painkillers. The next day, she was experiencing severe pain and numbness so she called 911 twice, but she was told to stay home by the paramedics. They had determined that she didn’t need any further care and didn’t take her to the hospital.
By the next day, two days later, Tabitha Mullings was rushed to Brooklyn Hospital by her partner where she was suffering from a sepsis infection that had progressed into gangrene. She fell into a coma and gangrene spread to her extremities. Two week later, Tabitha Mullings woke up only to find herself blind in one eye and missing her hands and feet.
She told the Daily News from the hospital in 2008, “Sometimes I can’t believe it’s me laying here. At first I didn’t want to live anymore, but I’ve got three kids and I’m their mother and their father.”
Tabitha Mullings filed a lawsuit. Her lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein brokered the settlement with the hospital and its physicians. Tabitha Mullings of East New York was awarded $9.4 million by the hospital and $8.5 million from the city, amounting to a total of $17.9 million.
Tabitha Mullings, 35-years old, who will now rely on prosthetic limbs to move around, told the Daily News, “The reality is, I’m going to be like this the rest of my life. “I may be the strongest woman on Earth; at the end of the day someone has to put a pin in my hair.” She said she dreams of running and jumping but is reminded of her reality on waking up. Her lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein said, “This is a fair and reasonable and amicable resolution. Justice has been done.”
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