A man who had his leg surgically amputated at a Coral Gables hospital in October never expected the limb would resurface.
Patient John Timiriasieff's family was informed by police in November that his limb had been found at a waste management facility -- with a name tag on it. Police had suspected Timiriasieff might have been a victim of foul play, according to a Reuters wire posted on WPEC.com. When Timiriasieff was given no explanation from Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables as to why his leg ended up in the garbage, he sued the hospital, citing emotional distress.
"Rather than properly disposing of the plaintiff's limb as expected and as required by Florida law, Doctors Hospital threw the Plaintiff's amputated limb into the garbage, with tags indicating it belonged to the Plaintiff," Reuters reported. In the lawsuit, the hospital's action is said to be "outrageous and beyond the bounds of human decency as to be regarded as odious and utterly intolerable in a civilized community."
"Proper procedures have been reinforced at the hospital to prevent similar situations from happening in the future," the hospital said in an email to Reuters.
An attorney for Timiriasieff stated that incineration is the standard method for the disposal of body parts at a hospital, according to the wire report.
"I have heard of people having the wrong limb removed but hospitals aren't supposed to throw them away," Timiriasieff said.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.