A homeless man with a serious foot injury goes years without treatment. An officer brings him to the emergency room for treatment.
This story is about a patient who had the skin turning black in the worst place possible. It was a very traumatic and embarrassing time for the patient, especially because it happened while he was in jail.
A homeless patient came into our free clinic in order to have his toes evaluated for the first time in six months with complications from frostbite. Some of his toes were black and he hadn’t been evaluated previously.