Lawsuit: Maggots Found on Intensive Care Patient in Florida

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — A family is suing a Florida hospital where staff reported finding maggots while examining a 76-year-old woman.

The children of Dorothy Mooneyham of Orange Park seek over $15,000 damages from the Orange Park Medical Center. In the lawsuit filed Thursday in Clay County, Mooneyham’s children say the hospital abused and neglected a vulnerable adult and intentionally inflicted emotional distress.

The lawsuit says Mooneyham suffered complications from a November surgery and was admitted to intensive care. Medical records emailed to The Associated Press by Fred and Patti Mooneyham’s attorney, Frank Ashton, show the unit’s staff found maggots in her mouth and on her leg on separate occasions.

Mooneyham died about a month after surgery.

Hospital spokeswoman Carrie Turansky tells The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/29h7QlI) that the allegations are “outrageous and inaccurate.”

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