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Man Allegedly Sawed Off Leg as Daughter Watched

Shannon Cox of Arkansas is charged with endangering welfare of a minor

(Newser) - Authorities say a child was thrown into a state of shock after her father amputated his own leg in front of her. Per a probable cause affidavit cited by NBC News , Shannon Cox faces a felony charge of endangering the welfare of a minor in connection with the Aug. 2...

Stone Age Skeleton's Missing Foot Is Notable
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Skeleton's Missing Foot 'Rewrites History'

Amputation suggests humans were making medical advances much earlier than thought

(Newser) - The 31,000-year-old skeleton of a young adult found in a cave in Indonesia that is missing its left foot and part of its left leg reveals the oldest known evidence of an amputation, according to a new study. Scientists say the amputation was performed when the person was a...

Senator Might Require Amputation After Yard Accident

Aide says Kevin Cramer could lose fingers

(Newser) - Sen. Kevin Cramer says he's "alert and in good spirits" after an accident doing yard work over the weekend—but he might be losing a body part. "I sustained a serious injury to my right hand, which required immediate surgery," the North Dakota Republican said in...

After 'Life-Changing Injury' at USPS Facility, Possible Big Fines

Worker has arm amputated after accident at NC mail facility; OSHA finds 'serious safety violations'

(Newser) - A US Postal Service worker lost an arm after an accident involving a machine at a North Carolina mail processing center, and now the agency could face fines of more than $170,000, reports WGHP . Per a release from the US Department of Labor, the mechanic at the USPS' Greensboro...

Surgeon Fined for Amputating Wrong Leg

Austrian surgeon blamed a problem with the chain of command

(Newser) - A surgeon in Austria who removed the wrong leg from an elderly patient earlier this year in what the hospital called a "tragic mistake" has been fined the equivalent of around $3,000, with half of it suspended. A court found the 43-year-old surgeon guilty of gross negligence, the...

She Stepped on a Nail at Walmart, Won $10M

SC's April Jones lost most of her right leg as a result, jurors decided

(Newser) - April Jones was walking down the main aisle of her local Walmart when she stepped on a nail. It was a moment that would forever change her life. Over the next six years the Florence, SC, woman would undergo multiple amputations and lose most of her right leg, reports WMBF...

If You Own One of These Lounge Chairs, Don't Sit in It

True Living Sling Loungers sold by Dollar General recalled over amputation potential

(Newser) - If your eyes tend to glaze over when you read about product recalls, this one might get your attention. Fast Company reports the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for select True Living Sling Loungers following three confirmed cases of amputations or lacerations in connection with the...

John Wayne Bobbitt Has Another 2 Amputations

Bobbitt's right foot is now short a couple of toes

(Newser) - John Wayne Bobbitt says he has undergone two more amputations, but ex-wife Lorena wasn't involved this time. Nearly 30 years after she sliced off his penis while he slept, Bobbitt had two toes amputated on his right foot amid a gruesome series of health woes. Bobbitt tells TMZ his...

3-Year-Old Skins Knee, Ends Up Losing Both Legs

'He wasn't supposed to make it'

(Newser) - Kids skin their knees all the time, only to be fixed by a Band-Aid and a hug. Unfortunately, that did not suffice in a devastating case out of California. After skinning his knee in October, 3-year-old Beauden Baumkirchner underwent at least 18 surgeries over two months spent in an intensive...

Doctor's License Revoked Over Odd Amputation

The doctor, John Ure, called it a 'travesty of justice'

(Newser) - A rural Missouri doctor has lost his license after cutting off a patient's toe in a pretty makeshift manner, the Springfield News-Leader reports. The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts accused John Ure of removing a patient's gangrenous toe on the back porch of his...

Nick Cordero's Wife: His Lungs Are 'Severely Damaged'

Amanda Kloots gives the world an update as her husband fights for his life

(Newser) - Looks like Nick Cordero isn't out of the woods yet. The Broadway actor, who apparently had a leg amputated after testing positive for COVID-19, is now said to have other lingering health effects. CNN reports that while he isn't bleeding internally, his wife Amanda Kloots says "we...

For Actor With Coronavirus, the News Is Devastating

Amanda Kloots posted an update about Nick Cordero on Instagram

(Newser) - The wife of Broadway actor Nick Cordero revealed heartbreaking news Saturday—that her husband's right leg is being amputated as he struggles with complications from the coronavirus, People reports. His wife, Amanda Kloots, said the 41-year-old had been in intensive care for 18 days when she got the news....

After 'Tragedy of Errors,' Woman Awarded Millions

Carolyn Boerste had to have leg amputated after nurses left sponge in her

(Newser) - A woman whose leg was amputated six years after undergoing heart surgery was awarded $10.5 million by a jury last month, after what her lawyers say was a "tragedy of errors" by multiple medical personnel. "Everything has changed," Carolyn Boerste says, per WAVE , which along with...

She Fell Asleep on Her Sofa, Woke Up With No Arms, Legs

Ohio woman contracted serious infection believed to have come from dog lick

(Newser) - A small cut on an Ohio woman's arm and a friendly lick from her dog led to what a GoFundMe campaign calls a "perfect storm"—and to the amputation of all her limbs. Stark County salon owner Marie Trainer's ordeal began May 10, when WJW reports...

Improper Lane Change Cost NFL Player His Arm, Career

Still, Kendrick Norton of Miami Dolphins is grateful to be alive after July 4 crash in Miami

(Newser) - A young Miami Dolphins player lost his left arm after a July 4 car accident in Miami—and now police are laying blame for the crash on him. Citing a Florida Highway Patrol accident file seen by ESPN , USA Today reports that 22-year-old defensive tackle Kendrick Norton received a citation...

Man Donates Amputated Toe to Hotel Bar

It's another 'gross' garnish for the Sourtoe Cocktail

(Newser) - Nick Griffiths is understandably sad to have lost the big toe of his left foot to frostbite in an extreme winter marathon in the Yukon last year. But it's not goodbye forever. Now recovering at home in Bolton, England, the ex-British commando has sent his amputated toe to the...

Farmer Gets Stuck in Equipment, Gruesomely Saves His Own Life

'I just started sawing at it'

(Newser) - Kurt Kaser has been a grain farmer for more than four decades, but last month, the 63-year-old Nebraska man "paid the price of being in a hurry and not paying attention," he tells WMUR . As he was unloading corn, his leg got caught in farm equipment and he...

He Left the VA Center Expecting Home Care. He Lost His Leg

Veteran's leg amputated below knee due to issues at Indianapolis VA center: report

(Newser) - A US Office of Special Counsel report based on complaints from three whistleblowers was sent to President Trump Wednesday, exposing scheduling and staffing issues at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis that led to a delay in medical care for veterans. While the center says it has...

Man Cuts Off Own Hand in His Garage to Save His Life

'When I cut off my arm, I could feel my nerves jumping,' says Myron Schlafman

(Newser) - It took one man days to decide to cut off his own arm in order to save his life. It took Myron Schlafman just moments. The 69-year-old Jamestown, North Dakota, man was making sausage in his garage on Aug. 17 using an electric meat mixer. The AP reports that as...

Man Has Limbs Amputated After Getting 'Lick of Death'

Greg Manteufel likely contracted dangerous bacterial infection from a dog

(Newser) - A Wisconsin man has lost his hands and legs after he likely received "the lick of death" from a dog, People reports. Per a GoFundMe created for Greg Manteufel, the 48-year-old house painter from West Bend started feeling sick on June 27; he and his family initially thought he...

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