Skip to comments.Pregnant Woman Dies After Horrifying Medical Mixup [doctor removed ovary instead of appendix]
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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Not all doctors are straight A’s...some are below average in knowledge and competence.
Muslim doctor. Remember that ObamaCare has some funding for importing Pakistani and Bangladeshi MDs to join the SEIU. This is the ultimate plan.
Having driven out many native Britons due to the stupid socialist policies of the NHS, they are now importing 3rd worlders to do surgeries.
Coming soon to a country near you....
What do you call the M.D. who graduated at bottom last of his class?
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.
At least he did not amputate a leg or something.............
Oh. My. Lord.
What does the M.D. behind the name stand for?
An ovary instead of an appendix? And then the patient dies?
Draw and quarter this puke.
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?
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?
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...
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...
and re-attach in the wrong socket.
You know, in the dark days before Obamacare, doctors would amputate limbs just to make money!
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.