$755,000 Awarded to a Grand Rapids Woman Who Developed Flesh-Eating Bacteria

GRAND RAPIDS – April 29, 2012

A jury has awarded $755,000 to a Grand Rapids woman who developed flesh-eating bacteria.

More than three years ago, Kelly Robinson walked into the Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital emergency room, seeking treatment for a sore throat.

The Grand Rapids woman’s sore throat eventually progressed into flesh-eating bacteria that spread to the tissue in her neck.

Robinson has scars that cover much of her body and has undergone multiple surgeries.

After suing the hospital and a physician’s assistant, a jury this week awarded Robinson $755,000.

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