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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They were hard to miss, I'm sure.
His time was up and he couldn't escape it.
He should have taken better care of himself.
I hope there's no malpractice suit.
Russian - “Tutski Shitski”
VietNamese - “Xin Loi”
Spanish - “Lo Ciento Mucho”
Turkish - “Zig Zig Iki Caris”
>>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.<<
And then he p*ssed it all away for politics. A fat lot of good that will do him, wherever he is headed.(Not my place to judge, just saying he’s headed somewhere).
Who or “What” is up to replace him?
If the RAT healthcare scam would have been in
place Murtha might still be with us for a while
longer. Why? Because the “panel of experts” would
have stepped in and not dis-allowed the operation
in the first place due to his advanced years.
Oh, wait...ah, the lawmakers
aren’t part of the same plan the rest of us
would be forced into........Hmmm, forget it.
“Murtha had a “tough-as-nails reputation”
Actually, now it would be “Dead As A Door Nail”.
Turned on his fellow Marines, I call him a traitor!
Horrible things come in threes; first the swimmer, now the Murtha......who could be next? I’m so fearful.
but doctors hit his intestines,
Apparently he had more guts than I gave him credit for...
“LIBTards soon to claim it was a Republican Doctors fault.”
One lib is already using this as a reason for passing Obamacare. It apparently wouldn’t have happened if Obamacare passed.
Or did I miss something? ;-)
I could have told him this, but doubt if he would have listened to me.
Of all the gall... I thought we would have died of syphilis, after fü¢king dirty dirty America since the mid seventies.
Rest in peace, you thieving bastard.
My very kind and loving mother said, “I won’t miss him.”
I have to agree with mom in this case.
maybe the Doc had been a Navy Corpseman in a previous life.
Killed by the system he tried to destroy.
He was at a Naval Hospital? Oh my, and this old fart attacked and lied about Marines...sounds like there truly is justice by Naval docs....opps
God rest his evil soul.
I was going to say that perhaps the hand of God was at play in this because of his falsely accusing those Marines...
But you said it so much better than I ever could...
“He was part of the 2% risk category.”
Along with Hoss Cartwright of long ago TV fame. He never came out of the anesthetic after his gall bladder operation.
Regretably, he chose to become the hallmark of political corruption. He deserves no honor for that.
PRayers for his soul and his family.
but doctors hit his intestines,
“Apparently he had more guts than I gave him credit for...”
Nah, he was just so full of crap that it killed him.
It was a shock and a loss.
My wife had similar surgery before we were married (years before Hoss’s operation), so I have been somewhat sensitive to celebrity gall bladder problems.
Laparoscopic surgery in the abdominal or pelvic area carries the risk of bowel perforation. It’s a small risk but it does happen.
Obama care would have denied the surgery and told him to take a pill. Too bad they didn’t pass it and have to live by it. If Murtha had Obama care instead of his cushy Cadillac policy, he’d be alive today.
Don’t know the details.
Thank God he is fini!
He was treated at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center. Therefore, ironically he was a direct victim of government health care. But I would not disparage Bethesda as it is a first rate medical intuition for major medical procedures. The elite pols and top military brass use it all the time. The problem with military medical services lies with the quality of care at less renown hospitals and the abysmal treatment for veterans with chronic diseases.
A whole lot of stinking corrupt scum. God damn them all.
Yes, I agree Murtha’s work in Congress was “malpractice” as the title states.
This definitley falls outside the 'standard of care', but is a known complication of any laparoscopic proceedure. However, the surgery having been done at Bethsda Navy Hospital, the nearest of kin would probably need to get permission from the government to bring a case. Perhaps a lawyer could clarify, if I have misstated the law.
Dying of a perforated gut is not a pleasant way to die. Multiple intraabdominal abcesses or generalized peritonitis, then generalized sepsis, then pulmonary complications, followed by renal failure and multiple system failure. With him being 78 years old he already had a strike or two against, and if he had concurrent disease such as cardiac, pulmonary, or otherwise problems, he was looking down the barrel of a difficult recovery.
Proof that our system is horribly inept!
“National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland”
Oops, that’s a *government-run* hospital. The 1 pilloried for having too many rats a few years ago.
Super, super! Best one yet!
I wonder how many readers know what you meant.
Where is John “ambulance” Edwards when you need him?
” but doctors “hit his intestines,”
Rough way to go.
Hated his politics.
May he rest in peace and may his family find some too.
All of Murtha’s problems are now behind him . . . save one.
Was the surgeon a Marine?
A special election, date to be set within 10 days, probably May 18 (Primary day). I think there are already Republican challengers.
I think that this is a Federal gov't hospital.......
National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland
Old Harry R. isn't looking so good, I'm just sayin....
Kennedy Number One, Murtha Number Two, and my money is on Byrd for Number Three.
And I expect Republicans to win the special elections to replace Murtha and Byrd just as Scott Brown won “The People’s” aka Teddy’s Seat.
Guess Murtha failed to notate before his surgery that God is a Marine and didn’t appreciate Murtha’s turncoat actions!
I know. I forgot the sarcasm tag.
A democratic congressman said that this is why Obamacare needs to pass. Only problem, it was a government hospital that made the mistake. It doesn’t look good for ‘government run.’ That’s why I made that statement.
Just lost my grandfather to that “2% risk category”. Went in for a surgery and and never came out. One of the worst days of my life to date. He was by far and way one of my most favorite people on the planet. Anyway, it was a “mistake” error, whatever, but after CAREFUL and thorough review it did not rise to the level of malpractice. It does happen...