Both her legs have been amputated below the knee, and she now uses prosthetics to get around.
According to the lawsuit, Galette underwent a gynecological operation at Winthrop in October 2009. But the suit claims that shortly after the procedure, Stacy was in a coma for three weeks.
Her lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, claims "they punctured her intestine, causing an infection and blood poisoning, and gangrene set in... resulting in below-the-knee amputations in both legs.".
Now, Galette says she worries about trying to raise her 10-year-old daughter.
At her lawyer's office, Stacy told us, "I'm not able to take care of my daughter, get her ready for school [or] take her to the bus stop like I used to."
Galette recalled coming out of the coma last year and said, "When I woke up, I was in ICU and I asked my family what I was doing here. They told me about my foot [which] got amputated. I was hurt."
Although she used to live on Long Island, Stacy now lives with her godmother, who helps take care of Stacy's child. Rubenstein -- who is seeking unspecified damages -- described her ordeal as "horrifying."
"She'll spend the rest of her life with below-the-knee double amputations for the rest of her life because of medical malpractice," said Rubenstein.
When asked about the lawsuit, a spokesperson for Winthrop University Hospital said he could not comment on pending litigation.