Flesh Eating Bacteria Lawsuits: Jean Philips vs. US Air Force

Today in flesh eating bacteria lawsuits, we bring you the story of Jean Philips, the ex-wife of an Air Force officer who lost one of her arms after a military doctor misdiagnosed her flesh eating bacteria infection. The doctor thought it was a simple rash but it turned out to be necrotizing fasciitis.

From a 2009 story in Kansas Star:

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Irish Guy Contracts Flesh Eating Disease in Hospital, Sues for Damages

Blake Haxton, the young guy who’s suing medical practitioners and hospitals in Ohio alleging that they failed to timely diagnose the fact that he contracted flesh-eating bacteria isn’t the only one who resorted to the courts to demand damages for his resulting condition.

Here’s the story of a man from Ireland who sued the Portiuncula Hospital after he contracted the bacteria following a hernial surgery at said hospital.

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Blake Haxton vs. Doctors: Flesh Eating Disease Lawsuit

Here’s a news report about a lawsuit filed by Steven Haxton, a teenage victim of the flesh-eating disease, who is suing his doctors and some hospitals for allegedly failing to timely diagnose his disease despite the fact that the victim’s mother reportedly raised the possibility that he could have been infected by the necrotizing fasciitis.

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