Two suing Trigg Hospital over 2004 incident
by Jake Lowary -- jlowary@cadizrecord.com
Nov 30, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two Cadiz residents, one of which has passed away, are suing Trigg County Hospital after contracting what they claim was necrotizing fasciitis last year through alleged non-cleanliness in the Primary Care Clinic and are due to take the case to court Dec. 14, although there is a ongoing debate regarding what exactly was contracted by the duo.

George Etheridge and the late Creta Mitchell, whose husband is the executor of her estate and included in the civil case, both were seen by doctors at the clinic on or about Oct. 22, 2004 and contracted a disease from the visit to the clinic, court records filed by the duo claim.

Necrotizing fasciitis is described by emedicine.com as a “fast-spreading” disease that can be contracted in surgical wounds or after trauma. According to the hospital’s attorney Todd Thompson, there is a “debate” about what the patients contracted after their visit.

Thompson said Etheridge and Mitchell contracted Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) – a bacteria that lives on the skin and is resistant to certain antibiotics including penicillin and amoxicillin – not necrotizing fasciitis as described in court records.

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