Maggots Found in Mouth of ICU Patient at Orange Park Medical Center

By jaxlegal in General 16th September 2016 Video Duration: 00:00:27
For one Florida woman, a routine robotic surgery at Orange Park Medical Center led to an unbelievable and catastrophic series of events that left her with a mouthful of blow fly maggots and ultimately ended in her death. Dorothy Mooneyham, age... For one Florida woman, a routine robotic surgery at Orange Park Medical Center led to an unbelievable and catastrophic series of events that left her with a mouthful of blow fly maggots and ultimately ended in her death. Dorothy Mooneyham, age 76, entered Orange Park Medical Center on November 13, 2015 to undergo surgery to her left lung. Although she suffered from lung cancer, the condition was operable, and Mooneyham’s doctors were confident she would have a successful recovery and outcome. Instead, the life of an otherwise healthy, independent, and self-sufficient woman was cut tragically short due to medical negligence. “No one thought this was the end of her life,” said attorney Frank Ashton who, along with his law partner, Marc Hardesty, is representing the family in a medical negligence and elder abuse action against Orange Park Medical Center and its parent company, Hospital Corporation of America. According to Ashton, Mooneyham developed respiratory difficulties after the surgery. She suffered a cardiac arrest on November 25, leaving her with severely diminished mental capacity. Hospital staff transferred her to the hospital’s intensive care unit, where she was intubated. Five days after the intubation in the ICU, hospital staff discovered maggots crawling from Mooneyham’s mouth. Ashton said this should have never been possible, as flies should never be able to gain entry to a hospital ICU where they can infest and infect helpless patients. Further, ICU protocol calls for “mouth checks” and oral hygiene care on intubated patients every one to two hours so any fly eggs should have been discovered long before they hatched. “It’s like third world medicine,” he stated. “This is not something you find occurring in a modern American hospital and particularly not in an intensive care unit, which is supposed to be one of the most sanitary, disease-free areas of any hospital.” Two of the maggots were sent to the entomology department at the University of Florida in Gainesville where they were identified as blow fly maggots, which have a gestational period of approximately 24 hours. A single female blow fly can lay anywhere between 150 and 250 eggs. Hospital records show ICU staff suctioned multiple maggots from Mooneyham’s mouth after maggots were found crawling out of her mouth. For more information please visit our website http://www.jaxlegal.com More

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