Magdalena Malec is a 31-year-old mother of two who recently was forced to undergo a kidney transplant and the amputation of both of her legs, one of her arms, and even some of her fingers. She will never again be able to brush her daughter’s hair or even paint her own nails. Life as she knew it was destroyed by the lack of diagnosis. Magdalena is now suing Luton and Dunstable University Hospital for not catching the symptoms before it reached that point.
Magdalena was hospitalized after learning that she was suffering from an ectopic pregnancy, where a fertilized egg implants itself outside of the uterus. She was forced to have surgery to save her life, and while she recovered, she began to suffer from severe blood loss in her limbs. Those were the early signs of Sepsis and had the doctors caught it then, it’s likely that she could have been able to keep more, if not all, of her limbs.
Magdalena is now being forced to deal with not only the loss of her third child but her entire way of life. Unfortunately, she can only live with the cards she was dealt as she attempts to find peace after everything she lost.
Sepsis is a horrible disease that claims the lives of 250,000 people every year in the United States alone. Sepsis comes into play when an infection is left unchecked, and the body releases certain chemicals into the bloodstream. Symptoms of Sepsis include fever, swelling, confusion or coma, fast heart and respiratory rate, and low blood pressure. Please be careful whenever you have an infection, and if you even suspect that you may be suffering from Sepsis, you should contact your doctor immediately.