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Healthcare Professionals Deny Woman's Allegations of Wrongdoing

Healthcare Professionals Deny Woman's Allegations of Wrongdoing

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(KSL News) Health-care professionals deny wrongdoing in a multi-million dollar lawsuit that left a woman without limbs.

Lisa Speckman developed an infection after undergoing a C-section at LDS Hospital in 2005, requiring amputation of both legs and one arm, and a hysterectomy.

In the 16 million dollar suit, she claims doctors at LDS Hospital, the University of Utah Hospital and several other entities failed to diagnose and treat the infection before delivering her baby.

The Deseret Morning News reports the defendants claim Speckman, or a third party, were negligent and caused her injuries. They say she got the medical treatment that was "appropriate and within the standard of care."

The suit will be decided by a jury trial.

(Information from the Deseret Morning News)

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