Woman Who Lost Arms, Legs to Flesh-Eating Bacteria Settles Lawsuit

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Source – AP via FoxNews

An update related to my previous article (Florida Woman Who Lost Arms, Legs During Birth Works for Answers) 

After 4 years of trying to get some compension the wait is finally over.  However regardless of the settlement amount the damage has been done….flagranny2

claudia-mejia.jpgSANFORD, Fla —  A woman who became infected with flesh-eating bacteria after giving birth, leading to the amputation of her arms and legs, has settled her lawsuit against the central Florida hospital.
Court records show that 27-year-old Claudia Mejia Edwards, of Sanford, will receive an undisclosed sum from Orlando Health.

Edwards’ attorney confirmed the settlement Monday but wouldn’t comment on the amount.

Edwards was admitted to Orlando Regional South Seminole Hospital in Longwood on April 28, 2005, and gave birth to her son, Matthew. Fever set in over the next few hours, and her conditioned worsened over the next couple days. Doctors eventually concluded her body was being attacked by Group A Streptococcal infection. They amputated all four limbs, hoping to save her life.

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Farrah Fawcett Breaks Her Silence, Slams Tabloids and California Hospital

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Source – FoxNews, LA Times and CNN

farrahfawcett_lFarrah Fawcett is finally breaking her silence, slamming tabloids and a California medical center for releasing information, some of it false, regarding her condition.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times from August, but held at Fawcett’s request until now, the actress said that the gravity of her struggle with anal cancer was exacerbated by having to endure it under public scrutiny.

“It’s much easier to go through something and deal with it without being under a microscope,”Fawcett, 62 said. “It was stressful. I was terrified getting the chemo. It’s not pleasant. And the radiation is not pleasant.”

PHOTOS: Click for pictures of Farrah Fawcett.

Moreover, the actress was stunned to learn just how far supermarket tabloids would go with false and misleading headlines, such as a December 2006 story that read “Farrah Begs: ‘Let Me Die.’”

“God, I would never say something like that,” she told the Times. “To think that people who did look up to me and felt positive because I was going through it too and yet I was strong … it just negated all that.”

But the manner and speed in which details about her condition leaked to the tabloids caused the “Charlie’s Angels” star to grow suspicious that someone at the UCLA medical center was sending her confidential medical information to the press.

Indeed, even when the tabloid reports were false, Fawcett told the Times that they were based on some truth“God, I would never say something like that,” she told the Times. “To think that people who did look up to me and felt positive because I was going through it too and yet I was strong … it just negated all that.”

Fawcett said, UCLA repeatedly asked her to donate money to the hospital for a foundation to be set up in her name.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times from August, but held at Fawcett’s request until now, the actress said that the gravity of her struggle with anal cancer was exacerbated by having to endure it under public scrutiny.

PHOTOS: Click for pictures of Farrah Fawcett.

So Fawcett decided to attempt to catch UCLA in the leak in May of 2007, deliberately not revealing to any of her friends or family that her cancer had returned.

Within days of her diagnosis, the Enquirer was reporting the news.Last week, Fawcett’s long-time partner Ryan O’Neal revealed that Fawcett’s condition was deteriorating, that she had lost all of her hair and that her treatment had “pretty much ended.”[full story]

RELATED: Click here for the full article from the Los Angeles Times

Daly, the well known NBA coach – Dead at 78

Saturday, May 09, 2009
Associated Press – Source
 

1987 file photo: Chuck Daly, head coach of the Detroit Pistons

1987 file photo: Chuck Daly, head coach of the Detroit Pistons

DETROIT —  Chuck Daly, who coached the original Dream Team to the Olympic gold medal in 1992 after winning back-to-back NBA championships with the Detroit Pistons, died at age 78 Saturday morning, the Pistons said.

He was renowned for his ability to create harmony out of diverse personalities at all levels of the game, whether they were Ivy Leaguers at Pennsylvania, Dream Teamers Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley, or Pistons as dissimilar as Dennis Rodman and Joe Dumars. 

“It’s a players’ league. They allow you to coach them or they don’t,” Daly once said. “Once they stop allowing you to coach, you’re on your way out.”

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Richard McTear, 21, faces 1st degree murder charges after tossing 4-month-old baby out a car window

MyFox Tampa Bay – source
Tuesday, 05 May 2009

Investigators say McTear, 21, tossed the infant out of a car window …….

Emanuel Wesley Murray, murder victim

wesley-murray_20090505133132_320_240TAMPA – The suspect in the kidnapping and death of a 4-month-old infant will face first-degree murder charges, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a domestic violence call at the Mirabella Apartments in the 12400  block of 15th Street North in Tampa 3:15 a.m.

 The 17-year-old mother said her ex-boyfriend beat her and threw her infant son down on the concrete, then took off with the child.

When the police found McTear they told him he would be facing a 1st degree murder charge

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