Injury in Asaba Nigeria due to Negligent
posted 5 months ago
My name is Debbie Collins, I live in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA October 5, 2021 I fell into a storm drainage system hole at about 5:30 PM in Asaba Nigeria. I was immediately rushed to the local hospital, which was on strike, and I was not able to be treated at that time. Due to the lateness and bad roads and possibility of being stopped I was brought back to the compound and waited to the next morning, and was taken to a hospital inside of Asaba Nigeria. At that time it was found that I had compartment syndrome, broken bones and torn ligaments, and my kneecap was shattered. I had to go emergency surgery due to the compartment syndrome, and they put a plate to stabilize my bones. I caught malaria in the hospital also. I was allowed to leave 15 days later, and I came straight back to the United States by the time I got back to United States, my leg was, so infected that I was told they needed to try and save my life and then my leg I had a 50% chance of losing my life and 90% chance of losing my leg. 15 months later approximately 10 surgeries on February 7, 2023 due to the sever infection of a fungus i caught in that drain and the inability to destroy the fungus.
This infection to dirty plates, and the wet dirty uncovered storm drain I fell in Asaba Nigeria.
The government started a drainage program a few years back like 2018 and they’re have at least 10 of their citizens die from falling in those holes due to the negligence of all involved in making those drains. Those jokes are not covered and if you don’t know they exist how do you know to watch for them!!
the government has stated publicly that they would cover the drain and to date the kne i fell in remains uncovered being a danger to all around.
Our car was parked in front of the compoundz. I reached to open the back door on the passengers and as I stepped to get into the car..BAM I went down!
I went down in a standing position and hit the cement bottom so hard I fell to the side and immediately felt excruciating pain in my right leg! My knee began to swell and I was screaming in pain.
I was taken out of the drain and rushed to the local hospital. On arrival we found it was closed due to a stroke of personnel!
I had to go back to the compound and wait till morning due to the danger of being stopped in the way to the other side of town
The next morning I was taken to Supreme Grace Medicals in the worst pain ever; so bad I could not even think straight! I could not even tell the doctor my name. The doctor stabilez my leg with a cast and finally the pain subsided just enough to think rationally. I was informed that I had compartment syndrome and without emergency surgery I would die!
To make a long story short I came back to the states and and 16 months later my leg was removed due to the inability to get rid of that horrible fungus a!nd Bactria
. Is there a law or a way that I can sue? Whoever it is I need to .. contractor, the government of the city? I lost my leg due to their negligence! I’m not sure if I selected the correct type of lawyer on the topic, but if I didn’t, please forward it to the correct one because I believe of the what happened to me the city or the government other who already knew that this was a hazard should help me
Many Nigerias have DIED because of their negligence and it was only the Grace of God that saves my life!