Woman claims routine surgery turns into double amputee

November 19, 2010 3:10:50 PM PST
A heartbreaking story of a woman in Brooklyn facing what she thought was a simple procedure in and out of the hospital in a day.

But she ended up a double amputee; she lost her legs and is now suing the hospital.

Stacey Galette says every day is a struggle as she adjusts to life with two prosthetic limbs.

So many of the things most take for granted she now has a difficult time accomplishing.

It is the result, she and her attorney's say of a botched surgery last year at Long Island's Winthrop Hospital.

They say what was a routine procedure turned into a nightmare with doctors first amputating her ankles and finally taken both of her legs below her knees.

Now the 30-year-old Brooklyn mother is suing the hospital.

Her case is now working its way through the legal system.

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