A New York City woman is suing a local hospital after her lawyer says a "medical mistake" led to the removal of both her hands and her feet, the New York Daily News reported.
Quadruple amputee Tabitha Mullings was released from Brooklyn Hospital Center Friday, where she originally was admitted two months ago for a kidney stone.
Mullings was given painkillers and sent home, but an infection that went untreated blocked blood flow to her hands and feet and she lapsed into a semi-coma for two weeks, according to the News.
When the 32-year-old mother of three awoke, she said doctors told her they had to amputate both her hands and both her feet, the paper reported. Mullings also lost sight in one eye.
Mullings is suing the hospital for $100 million dollars and said she was never given a blood test to check for the infection that led to her amputations.
Mullings prepared herself Friday for the long and difficult rehabilitation regimen she faces.
"I want to thank God for giving me a chance to live through this," said Mullings. "My goal is to walk out of this hospital with my hands and legs before Christmas so I can spend it with my family and friends. The first thing I will do is hug my kids as tight as possible."
Her lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, told the Daily News that Mullings is "a role model for those who suffer a tragedy."