Hubley's lawyer, Ray Wagner, told CTV that the new mother sustained a tear during labor and that part of the placenta was not removed after birth, which he believes helped contribute to Hubley's medical issues. Wagner also said Hubley returned to the hospital several days after birth with abdominal pain, but the hospital failed to perform an examination on her.
"Our allegations are that had she been properly assessed when she presented at the hospital ... a substantial part of the damage, if not all of it, could have been prevented," Wagner told CTV.
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Hubley's arms were amputated below the elbow and her legs below the knees. She's also expected to need a kidney transplant.
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