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Rep. John Murtha dies after surgery complications (Malpractice)
CNN ^ | 2-8-10

Posted on 02/08/2010 6:18:34 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

CNN) -- Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, a longtime fixture on the House subcommittee that oversees Pentagon spending, died after complications from gallbladder surgery, according to his office. He was 77.

The Democratic congressman recently underwent scheduled laparoscopic surgery at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to remove his gallbladder. The procedure was "routine minimally invasive surgery," but doctors "hit his intestines," a source close to the late congressman told CNN.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: bethesda; healthcare; murtha
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1 posted on 02/08/2010 6:18:34 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

“Pass it for Ted” will now become “pass it for Jack.”

Those evil doctors clearly allowed Murtha to die in order to sabotage ObamaCare. *eyeroll*


2 posted on 02/08/2010 6:19:57 PM PST by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Ouch!


3 posted on 02/08/2010 6:20:13 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Since I posted the original thread earlier I thought it was interesting that Murtha has been this sick yet only in his death we are hearing about a medical screw up by a government run hospital.

Am I screwed in the head for thinking there was a reason this has been kept out of the news?


4 posted on 02/08/2010 6:20:15 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Terpfen

If only he had National Health Care...../s


5 posted on 02/08/2010 6:20:43 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Terpfen

See, you and I are looking at this story in two totally different pairs of eyes. I see it as a cover up for government care imo.


6 posted on 02/08/2010 6:21:08 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a longtime ally of Murtha's, said in a statement that he always put "the troops and their families first."

Lt. Chessani would beg to differ. Anyway comfort and best wishes for the Murtha family during their time of loss.

7 posted on 02/08/2010 6:21:49 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I hope that he gets a good tan in hell.


8 posted on 02/08/2010 6:21:54 PM PST by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Malpractice or justice?


9 posted on 02/08/2010 6:22:10 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: My Favorite Headache
Maybe he was “murdered in cold blood”, like them Marines in Haditha.
10 posted on 02/08/2010 6:22:23 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

If the doc’s a Dem, he’ll wish he had tort reform now!


11 posted on 02/08/2010 6:22:41 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Oopsie.


12 posted on 02/08/2010 6:23:32 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: My Favorite Headache

wait for it.... wait for it... LIBTards soon to claim it was a Republican Doctor’s fault.


13 posted on 02/08/2010 6:23:34 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

No comment


14 posted on 02/08/2010 6:24:24 PM PST by PGalt
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To: My Favorite Headache

Another victim of National Healthcare.


15 posted on 02/08/2010 6:24:42 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: My Favorite Headache

“but doctors “hit his intestines,”

Cool...


16 posted on 02/08/2010 6:24:47 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: Terpfen

I just don’t think that a surgeon’s possible mistake is going to become a big selling point for turning all of health care over to the government. This was Bethesda, not some run-down state hospital.


17 posted on 02/08/2010 6:25:05 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: My Favorite Headache

Where was Bush when all this happened?/s


18 posted on 02/08/2010 6:25:53 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: My Favorite Headache
All surgery has risk, does not mean there was malpractices. The doctors tell you what the risks are, sometimes people just die.
He was an old man, never looked that healthy.
He was part of the 2% risk category.
19 posted on 02/08/2010 6:25:58 PM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

He had government medical help .... now that’s scary ... imagine what national health care would be like?


20 posted on 02/08/2010 6:27:11 PM PST by SkyDancer (But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father)
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To: Terpfen

Jack can now caucus with the Kennedys.


21 posted on 02/08/2010 6:28:14 PM PST by Farmer Dean (every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains)
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To: My Favorite Headache
“(Malpractice)”
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Could it be someone’s trying to lure Senator John Edwards out into the open? I'm told he can't resist the sound of a passing ambulance.
22 posted on 02/08/2010 6:29:02 PM PST by Mobties
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To: Charles Martel

Since when do Democrats allow facts to get in the way?


23 posted on 02/08/2010 6:29:08 PM PST by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: Farmer Dean

And he can do so from his new mailing address in the Chicago graveyards.


24 posted on 02/08/2010 6:29:31 PM PST by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

laprascopic gall bladder surgery is risky on someone whom is obese. lets face it murtha was no skinny minny. It is unfortunate, but surgery carries risks. In 2009 I underwent laprascopic gall baldder surgery. In addition the doctors found 2 intestinal hernias and an intestinal blockage. after the surgery I felt great. But the surgeon when he opened me up he took the time to check and check the intestinal tract, that is how he found more than just a gall bladder problem. Instead of three laprascopic cuts, lo and behold three additional ones were made. surery was scheduled for 45 minutes, instead it turned out to be 2 hours long.


25 posted on 02/08/2010 6:29:47 PM PST by hondact200 (hondact200 No to Socialism - Michigan destroyed by Progressive Liberal Populism)
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To: tflabo

You are nicer than me.


26 posted on 02/08/2010 6:30:35 PM PST by mel
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To: babygene

They had to go reeeeeeealy deep with that fat bastard...


27 posted on 02/08/2010 6:31:08 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Dallas59
"Where was Bush when all this happened?/s"

LOL! I was just getting ready to ask this.

28 posted on 02/08/2010 6:31:26 PM PST by redhead (REMEMBER in November!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

While it is disturbing the doctors may have made a mistake, the fact CNN did not mention the “In Cold Blood” scandal is lame.


29 posted on 02/08/2010 6:31:36 PM PST by magellan
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To: Farmer Dean
My eulogy for Rep Murtha.

My mother used to say if you can't say anything nice you should not say anything at all. So let take a long moment of silence in remembrance of Jack Murtha.

30 posted on 02/08/2010 6:31:46 PM PST by DaveyB (Alcohol ,Tobacco and Firearms should be a convenience store not a bureaucracy!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

He died again???? I thought I have already died earlier..
I may go to the funeral.
I want to make sure he is in the box. I bet they have to advertise in the Thrifty Nickel for pall bearers.
Oh, and condolenceances (sp) to the family


31 posted on 02/08/2010 6:32:48 PM PST by Old Texan (Nobama, cound't get a job as a shift leader at Church's Fried Chicken.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

**laparoscopic surgery**

I’ve had it done. They fill your abdomen with CO2, then go in with a very small camera and tools through a small insertion to remove the gall bladder. You are sore for several days as the CO2 works it’s way out of your system, and your belly muscles ache from being extended.

Maybe he should have gotten CO2 credits before they began!


32 posted on 02/08/2010 6:34:01 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (GP-35 Grande Puissance-1935)
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To: My Favorite Headache
I know a number of men of a certain age who have died due to mishaps during this “minimally invasive surgery”.

My condolences to his family.

It is my hope that we can do better in the next senator from the state of Pennsylvania.

33 posted on 02/08/2010 6:35:23 PM PST by Roses0508
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To: Terpfen
Since when do Democrats allow facts to get in the way?

I fully expect them to try to use this turn of events to their advantage, but doubt that they will get traction.

34 posted on 02/08/2010 6:35:59 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: kaehurowing

Killed, by the “best health care system in the world.” Was Murtha on the public option health care plan.?..
Oh wait, maybe he got the same medical care he was trying to shove down our throats. No thank you!


35 posted on 02/08/2010 6:36:17 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The hand of God reached across his distended body and touched the surgeon’s knife, guiding it to the filthy intestine which released its vile contents into the cavity of the evil Murtha, in one sweet stroke avenging the wrongs committed against so many of our great heroes in Iraq.

God rest his evil soul.


36 posted on 02/08/2010 6:36:48 PM PST by anton
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To: My Favorite Headache

Murtha was the poster politician for term limits.


37 posted on 02/08/2010 6:37:51 PM PST by Enough is ENOUGH (Select conservatives for the coming primaries, now. Vote out the incumbents.)
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To: SandRat

I’m thinking Karl Rove and George Bush are somehow responsible


38 posted on 02/08/2010 6:38:12 PM PST by The Brush
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To: My Favorite Headache

>> died after complications from gallbladder surgery,

I have to admit, the boy DID have a lot of gall.


39 posted on 02/08/2010 6:38:46 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Charles Martel

Won’t stop them from trying, which is my greater point.


40 posted on 02/08/2010 6:39:47 PM PST by Terpfen (FR is being Alinskied. Remember, you only take flak when you're over the target.)
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The article reports Murtha was hospitalized in December and had returned to work. When was the surgery?

Too many details are missing to really know what the story is and Murtha's medical history is privledged info. An unnamed and unethical source is leaking Murtha's intestines were knicked during the procedure. The hospital and doctors can't even response to, defend or refute such info or they would be violating Murtha's private medical information.

41 posted on 02/08/2010 6:41:52 PM PST by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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NO!!!!

That is so sad... I sincerely pray for his family's loss.

He was among the greatest American traitors, and he'll be missed in Congress and most likely in heaven, too.

;-/

42 posted on 02/08/2010 6:42:17 PM PST by Gargantua (DON'T TREAD ON US.)
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SEMPER FI and God bless John.

Murtha, a Marine, fought in Korea and then re-enlisted to fight in Vietnam, where he won two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.

43 posted on 02/08/2010 6:42:27 PM PST by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: svcw

My husband had orthopedic surgery a few years ago, and you could tell the doctor had had it with the “malpractice” lawsuit epidemic because on the release for surgery, that spelled out all the complications and/or risks, each one was followed with the statement, “OR YOU COULD DIE.” (i.e. you could sustain permanent nerve damage, OR YOU COULD DIE.)


44 posted on 02/08/2010 6:42:46 PM PST by dawn53
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To: My Favorite Headache

Maybe there’s finger pointing for some political ends ?

He was 77, anything can happen. Any surgery is a shock to the system.

A former boss had surgery at about the same age, all went well. He was basically in good shape for his age afterwards.
A few months later they wanted to go in again for something else “minor” and once the op was in progress his kidneys failed, then everything else. He died on the table.


45 posted on 02/08/2010 6:47:08 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: Dubya
"Murtha, a Marine, fought in Korea and then re-enlisted to fight in Vietnam, where he won two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star."

But then he went to D.C., got corrupted by the power, and turned on the very military that had provided him with a warrior's path to glory. He sold his soul to Satan, who now is collecting his due.

;-/

46 posted on 02/08/2010 6:47:18 PM PST by Gargantua (DON'T TREAD ON US.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

So what’s on the cocktail menu tonight, Ted?

Damn, it’s hot!


47 posted on 02/08/2010 6:47:39 PM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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So the health care that Congress is proposing isn’t good enough for them, yet they die with the health care that they already get? So just how good is this health care they are proposing?


48 posted on 02/08/2010 6:48:06 PM PST by MarkeyD (I support the Secret Service but not their mission.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Can we send his doc a bottle of scotch?


49 posted on 02/08/2010 6:48:38 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: 1066AD

Why didn’t they just give him a pain pill?


50 posted on 02/08/2010 6:49:00 PM PST by MarkeyD (I support the Secret Service but not their mission.)
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