Scripps Surgeon Gives Final Update on Shark Attack Patient

Scripps trauma surgeon Gail Tominaga, MD, provided a final update on shark attack patient Leeanne Ericson during a recent press conference at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.


Dr. Tominaga provided details about Ericson's condition when she arrived at the hospital's trauma center on April 29, the seven surgeries she has undergone since then, her current condition and the outlook for her continued recovery.


In a statement read by Dr. Tominaga, Ericson thanked the team of more than two dozen doctors, nurses and therapists at Scripps who are providing cared to her.


Read the San Diego Union-Tribune article: Doctor: Shark Bite Victim Recovering, Likely Will Walk Again


Watch the NBC 7 report: 'Very Strong' Shark Attack Survivor Improving


Watch the Fox 5 report: Shark Attack Victim Able to Walk With Help, Doctor Says


Read the Fox 5 report: Mother Attacked by Shark Starts to Walk Again


Watch the 10 News report: San Onofre Shark Attack Victim Recovering Well


Read The Orange County Register report: Shark Victim Update: No Foot Sensation, But Leeanne Ericson is Able to Walk


The original KUSI report, titled "35-Year-Old Woman Attacked by Shark is Able to Take Steps With Both Legs," is not available at this time.


The original ABC report, titled "California Shark Attack Victim Walking, Making Progress," is not available at this time.

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