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.