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.
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?
As a nurse anesthetist, I find your comment uninformed & insulting.
People are expendable, money is not!
You can’t print people.
Thank you, NHS.
Coming soon to America 3rd World Doctors because of ObamaCare. British Health Care sucks.
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.
Muslime doctor and nationalized heath ‘care.’
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...
Ah yes “Third World” medicine, coming soon to you and yours courtesy of the Divine One” and his cohorts.
Yet, this post http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3145365/posts?page=7#7 doesn’t “insult” you?
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.
Very sorry for your loss. Absolutely tragic & avoidable, by the sounds of it.
“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!
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.
Dr. Babatunde Coker can always get a job in the U.S.A. Obamacare is in need of doctors.