A Bronx woman suffered serious injuries when there was a delay of several weeks in treating her medical condition. The victim, a 52-year old woman who had diabetes, went to the diabetes clinic of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center because she felt pain on the underside of a toe on her right foot. An internist at the clinic examined her and determined that the pain was being caused by the beginning of a diabetic ulcer. The internist referred her to a podiatrist and a diabetic nurse specialist. Three weeks later, the podiatrist confirmed the presence of the diabetic ulcer, and discovered a second ulcer, as well as the presence of dead tissue. A week after that, the diabetic nurse specialist examined the woman, and referred her to a vascular surgeon. The vascular surgeon concluded that the woman was suffering from a blockage on an artery in her right leg, which in turn was causing a reduced circulatory condition called critical limb ischemia. The vascular surgeon recommended an angiography, followed by bypass surgery. It was at this point that the delay in treatment occurred. The angiography was not performed for three weeks. During that time, the woman repeatedly called the diabetic nurse specialist and reported that the ulcers were growing, that her right foot was extremely painful, that the ulcers were draining, and that she had to use a cane and a wheelchair. Finally, her condition was deemed urgent, and the surgeon performed the bypass surgery. By this time, however, yet another two weeks had passed. Because of the delay in performing the surgery, the bypass failed within 48 hours, her condition was deemed to be hopeless, and she had to have her right leg amputated below the knee. At trial, the jury found that the medical providers departed from the accepted standards of medical care, and awarded her 8.3 million dollars.
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