A 31-year-old man, who suffered from a blood and bone marrow cancer, was negligently treated for a severe fever resulting in the amputation of both legs. Admitted to the hospital due to cancer-related symptoms, he was diagnosed with a severe fever and prescribed antibiotics. A couple weeks later, the plaintiff returned to the hospital with a higher fever, which went untreated for 24 hours. Further tests concluded the plaintiff suffered from an infection due to the unalleviated fever leading to septic shock and multi-organ failure. Gangrene began to develop in his toes and fingers and required amputation of his feet. Michels & Lew settled the case for $1.7 million.