Woman's toes amputated after passing out in sauna

Woman's toes amputated after passing out in sauna
Published: 2015 November 10 08:33:12 (10432 Views)
A woman who had to have all her toes amputated after she passed out in the sauna is suing her gym for negligence.

Charmaine Johnson lost consciousness at the sauna at Gwinnett County LA Fitness in Atlanta and wasn't found until two hours later.

When she woke up she was in hospital with burns on her legs and feet so severe that surgeons had to remove all of her toes.

Now Ms Johnson, who spent two months in hospital and has to wear specially-designed shoes to get around, is suing the gym for gross negligence.



'Simple things like that you can't do. You just have to think before you do it, because if not you're going to fall, tip over' she told WSB-TV.

Ms Johnson's lawyer, Jesse Kent, said LA Fitness had been 'forthcoming'.

'They've provided everything we've asked for so far,' he said.

Mr Kent claims 'somebody' at LA Fitness was 'asleep at the wheel' and questioned whether there were procedures in place at the gym to regularly check the facilities.

He also said he had hired an expert who found 'some issues' with the sauna.



Source - Metro

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