Monday, November 03, 2008

how does that happen?

My friend's grandmother was taken to the hospital ( Anne Arundel Medical Center) this weekend for a broken arm.

Just a broken arm.

They were supposed to give her pain medication, they gave her the wrong pills, she went into cardiac arrest and died. They realized their mistake so despite the DNR order, they resuscitated her, only to have to place her on life support.

My friend's mother, after being notified that the hospital basically really fucked up, had to respect the wishes of her mother and made the decision to remove the life support, and she died again.

A broken arm people.


e.Craig Crawford said...

Those kind of mistakes happen far too often, unfortunately. Quite tragic.

paz y amor said...

Sounds like a lawsuit to me!