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NYC amputee awarded nearly $18 million from city and hospital

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Tabitha Mullings, shortly after developing sepsis.

A New York City woman who had her hands and legs amputated has won a $17.9 million settlement from the city and a hospital.

The Daily News reports that Tabitha Mullings will receive $9.4 million from Brooklyn Hospital Center and $8.5 million from the city.

The hospital and city say they settled because a sympathetic jury would have been swayed by Mullings’ severe injuries.

Her nightmare began in 2008 when she went to the emergency room was sent home with a diagnosis of a kidney stone.

She experienced excruciating pain and numbness the next day and called 911 but wasn’t taken to the hospital.

She developed a sepsis infection by the time she went to the hospital the following day. Gangrene spread to her extremities.

Click here to read more about Mullings' story.