Skip to comments.Rep. John Murtha dies after surgery complications (Malpractice)
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.
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“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*
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?
If only he had National Health Care...../s
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.
Lt. Chessani would beg to differ. Anyway comfort and best wishes for the Murtha family during their time of loss.
I hope that he gets a good tan in hell.
Malpractice or justice?
If the doc’s a Dem, he’ll wish he had tort reform now!
wait for it.... wait for it... LIBTards soon to claim it was a Republican Doctor’s fault.
Another victim of National Healthcare.
“but doctors “hit his intestines,”
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.
Where was Bush when all this happened?/s
He had government medical help .... now that’s scary ... imagine what national health care would be like?
Jack can now caucus with the Kennedys.
Since when do Democrats allow facts to get in the way?
And he can do so from his new mailing address in the Chicago graveyards.
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.
You are nicer than me.
They had to go reeeeeeealy deep with that fat bastard...
LOL! I was just getting ready to ask this.
While it is disturbing the doctors may have made a mistake, the fact CNN did not mention the “In Cold Blood” scandal is lame.
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.
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
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!
My condolences to his family.
It is my hope that we can do better in the next senator from the state of Pennsylvania.
I fully expect them to try to use this turn of events to their advantage, but doubt that they will get traction.
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!
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.
Murtha was the poster politician for term limits.
I’m thinking Karl Rove and George Bush are somehow responsible
>> died after complications from gallbladder surgery,
I have to admit, the boy DID have a lot of gall.
Won’t stop them from trying, which is my greater point.
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.
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.
Murtha, a Marine, fought in Korea and then re-enlisted to fight in Vietnam, where he won two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.
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.)
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.
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.
So what’s on the cocktail menu tonight, Ted?
Damn, it’s hot!
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?
Can we send his doc a bottle of scotch?
Why didn’t they just give him a pain pill?