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Pregnant Woman Dies After Horrifying Medical Mixup [doctor removed ovary instead of appendix]
yahoo.com ^ | April 16, 2016

Posted on 04/16/2014 9:19:45 PM PDT by grundle

As far as medical mix-ups go, it's a horrifying one. In October 2011, a 32-year-old woman underwent an operation at Queen's Hospital outside of London; Maria De Jesus was suffering from appendicitis and needed to have her appendix removed. Instead, her right ovary was taken out, and De Jesus, who was 21 weeks pregnant with her fourth child at the time, ended up dying roughly three weeks later. The case is now in front of a medical tribunal, which is weighing the medical fates of the two doctors involved, then-trainee surgeon Dr. Yahya Al-Abed, and Dr. Babatunde Coker, who was supposed to be supervising him.

During the Oct. 23 surgery, De Jesus began to bleed "quite heavily. ... In the midst of this, Mr. Al-Abed removed what he clearly believed to be the appendix. He thought he found it, removed it, and gave to a nurse what later turned out to be Patient A's ovary," the tribunal heard. Coker, who was eating lunch at the time, was never summoned, nor was he aware the surgery was taking place. The mistake wasn't uncovered until much later.

The Telegraph reports that De Jesus returned to the hospital in severe pain on Nov. 7; two days later another doctor realized she still had her appendix, and the next day she went into surgery to have it actually removed. Instead, she died on the OR table, having earlier delivered a stillborn boy. Her cause of death was ruled as multiple organ failure due to septicemia. The Press Association reports the hearing will likely last a month.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: alabed; babatunde; muslim; muslims; nigeria; yahya; yahyaalabed

1 posted on 04/16/2014 9:19:45 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Not all doctors are straight A’s...some are below average in knowledge and competence.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 9:22:53 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: grundle

Muslim doctor. Remember that ObamaCare has some funding for importing Pakistani and Bangladeshi MDs to join the SEIU. This is the ultimate plan.


3 posted on 04/16/2014 9:25:47 PM PDT by montag813
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To: ogen hal

Having driven out many native Britons due to the stupid socialist policies of the NHS, they are now importing 3rd worlders to do surgeries.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 9:26:44 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

Coming soon to a country near you....


5 posted on 04/16/2014 9:27:55 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: grundle

What do you call the M.D. who graduated at bottom last of his class?
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“Doctor.”


6 posted on 04/16/2014 9:31:39 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: grundle

My Grandmother died during the administration of anethesia for a tonsillectomy. The anesthetist was an intern and was supposed to be supervised by an actual doctor who was not in the room as the “student” pumped so much crap into her that it stopped her heart. This happens here as well as in Britain.


7 posted on 04/16/2014 9:31:50 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: grundle
Appendix, ovary, guts is guts.

At least he did not amputate a leg or something.............

8 posted on 04/16/2014 9:35:28 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: grundle
During the Oct. 23 surgery, De Jesus began to bleed "quite heavily. ... In the midst of this, Mr. Al-Abed removed what he clearly believed to be the appendix. He thought he found it, removed it, and gave to a nurse what later turned out to be Patient A's ovary," the tribunal heard. Coker, who was eating lunch at the time, was never summoned, nor was he aware the surgery was taking place. The mistake wasn't uncovered until much later.

Oh. My. Lord.

9 posted on 04/16/2014 9:37:48 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Titan Magroyne

What does the M.D. behind the name stand for?

Mercedes Driver.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 9:38:51 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: grundle

An ovary instead of an appendix? And then the patient dies?

Draw and quarter this puke.


11 posted on 04/16/2014 9:49:50 PM PDT by Ray76 (Take over the GOP? You still beg! Forget them. Second Party Now.)
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To: montag813
Maria De Jesus was suffering from appendicitis and needed to have her appendix removed. Instead, her right ovary was taken out

Muslim doctor.

Was he ever allowed to even treat women in medical school, or was this the first time he had studied female anatomy and had no idea what an ovary was and how it was in a different location and looked different than the appendix?

12 posted on 04/16/2014 9:54:01 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: grundle
Dr. Yahya Al-Abed, and Dr. Babatunde Coker

Guilty.

13 posted on 04/16/2014 10:48:59 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Arthur McGowan

muslim doc is a hugedeal.

for rdicals, non-muslims are kaffir, are lower than cattle. they can kill them without punishment. what do they care if they kill a kaffir on the operating table?


14 posted on 04/16/2014 10:56:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: antceecee

My Grandmother died during the administration of anethesia for a tonsillectomy. The anesthetist was an intern and was supposed to be supervised by an actual doctor who was not in the room as the “student” pumped so much crap into her that it stopped her heart. This happens here as well as in Britain.

i am so sorry--that is awful... whenever anyone in our family has a surgery, any kind of surgery, the first thing we ask the doctor is if the anesthesiologist is a physician anesthesiologist... insist on it... Doctors are surprised whenever i ask... they say it is the first question they would ask... if something goes wrong during the surgery, a physician anesthesiologist will be better prepared to handle it... anesthesia is a scary thing...

15 posted on 04/16/2014 11:11:23 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: grundle

Bookmark


16 posted on 04/16/2014 11:19:20 PM PDT by jodster36
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To: latina4dubya

Worse case... my Grandma worked for the medical company that performed the surgery. This happened in 1971... I was in my first year of college... miss her...


17 posted on 04/16/2014 11:34:07 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: doorgunner69
At least he did not amputate a leg or something.............

and re-attach in the wrong socket.


18 posted on 04/17/2014 12:57:17 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: doorgunner69

You know, in the dark days before Obamacare, doctors would amputate limbs just to make money!


19 posted on 04/17/2014 12:59:52 AM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: ogen hal

Get prepared for more of this as ObamaCare becomes fully entrenched in the overall medical process, from pre-med to funeral director.

One can envision a future “Dr. Douze” who graduated from the Jamaican School of Voodoo Medicine shaking a bag of chicken bones in the examination room and casting them upon the examination table to divine what ills beset you.


20 posted on 04/17/2014 12:59:55 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: grundle

when govt pays the bills... you get the lowest possible qualifying options to keep costs down

this is your future, America.

how’s that change feeling?


21 posted on 04/17/2014 1:57:12 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: latina4dubya

As a nurse anesthetist, I find your comment uninformed & insulting.


22 posted on 04/17/2014 2:13:42 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Bitter clinger & creepy-ass cracker)
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To: sten

People are expendable, money is not!

You can’t print people.


23 posted on 04/17/2014 3:22:27 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: grundle

Thank you, NHS.


24 posted on 04/17/2014 4:47:42 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: grundle

Coming soon to America 3rd World Doctors because of ObamaCare. British Health Care sucks.


25 posted on 04/17/2014 5:46:13 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: surroundedbyblue

A member of my family has had multiple surgeries in the course of two years.......and required anesthesia.
During all those procedures there were 4 well qualified physician anesthesiologists handling the patients.

A few months ago, thet ‘let go’ all four physician anesthesiologists......and replaced them with nurse anesthetists.......and one doctor to supervise the nurses.
Whether it was a response to Obamacare or ?......it did not instill confidence.

You may be well qualified.......but to a lay person, we have a right to ask our questions.
This is our loved one getting that anesthesia.


26 posted on 04/17/2014 6:33:43 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: montag813

Muslime doctor and nationalized heath ‘care.’


27 posted on 04/17/2014 6:51:33 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: surroundedbyblue
As a nurse anesthetist, I find your comment uninformed & insulting.

oh well... i cannot say it isn't personal because it is... i absolutely would not allow my children to go into surgery with you as the anesthesiologist in charge... and neither would any of the doctors i have spoken with... to me it is not worth the risk...

28 posted on 04/17/2014 7:59:49 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: grundle

Ah yes “Third World” medicine, coming soon to you and yours courtesy of the Divine One” and his cohorts.


29 posted on 04/17/2014 8:02:59 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Yet, this post http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3145365/posts?page=7#7 doesn’t “insult” you?


30 posted on 04/17/2014 8:13:57 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian; antceecee

Of course it’s upsetting. It sounds as if there was a trainee left to administer an anesthestic unsupervised. This happens quite frequently, more often than not. Residents & fellows are almost always in an operating room alone for the duration of the case. As long as an attending anesthesiologist has signed on the chart that he has “supervised” the case (loose definition) and is available by phone, that’s all that’s required.


31 posted on 04/17/2014 9:22:00 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Bitter clinger & creepy-ass cracker)
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To: antceecee

Very sorry for your loss. Absolutely tragic & avoidable, by the sounds of it.


32 posted on 04/17/2014 9:22:32 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Bitter clinger & creepy-ass cracker)
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To: Guenevere

“A few months ago, thet ‘let go’ all four physician anesthesiologists......and replaced them with nurse anesthetists.......and one doctor to supervise the nurses.
Whether it was a response to Obamacare or ?......it did not instill confidence”

Yes that is an anesthesia care team approach & has been in use all over the United States for decades. The 1:4 ratio was set in the early ‘80s by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. No need to have concern - studies have shown this to be THE SAFEST approach to anesthesia care. You are in good hands!


33 posted on 04/17/2014 9:24:26 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Bitter clinger & creepy-ass cracker)
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To: latina4dubya

Suit yourself but your fears are absolutely unfounded. Nurse anesthetists adminster over 60% of the anesthestics in the United States and have been doing so before physicians entered the field. My training isn’t that of a registered nurse that you would encounter in other areas of the hospital. I spent 6 years as a critical care nurse after obtaining a bachelor’s degree, then was accepted into a master’s program for my anesthesia training. After 28 months of didactic & clinical instruction, I graduated and passed my nurse anesthesia boards. I would encourage you to do a little research & find out more about how anesthesia care is delivered before making assumptions.

By the way, my subspecialty is pediatrics. Therefore, I safely put people’s children to sleep and have been doing so for almost 9 years in a pediatric tertiary care center.


34 posted on 04/17/2014 9:28:50 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Bitter clinger & creepy-ass cracker)
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To: grundle

Dr. Babatunde Coker can always get a job in the U.S.A. Obamacare is in need of doctors.


35 posted on 04/17/2014 10:07:24 AM PDT by Vaduz
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