A Russian woman has died after doctors allegedly placed her on a formalin drip – a solution containing formaldehyde – instead of saline.
Ekaterina Fedyaeva, 27, was undergoing an unspecified but routine surgery at a hospital in Ulyanovsk, in the Volga Federal District of Russia, when medics allegedly filled her IV bag with formalin solution. Formalin is used to prevent corpses from decomposing, reported The Sun.
Russian woman, 27, dies in agony after being ’embalmed alive’ instead of being put in saline drip in hospital blunder A RUSSIAN woman was killed after allegedly being embalmed alive in a horrific medical blunder.
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Ekaterina’s husband, Igor, and mother, Galina Baryshnikova, were there when she came out of surgery.
“Her legs were moving, she had convulsions … her whole body was shaking,” Galina said, reported The Sun.
“I put socks on her, then a robe, then a blanket but she was shivering to such an extent, I can’t even describe it.”
She said that no doctors came to see her daughter even though Ekaterina was waking up from anesthesia.
For the next two days after the surgery, Ekaterina suffered from horrible pains and convulsions before she fell into a coma.
Doctors placed her on life support but the 27-year-old’s heart stopped beating several times, reported the newspaper.
She was then transferred to another hospital in Moscow where she woke up from her coma briefly but subsequently died from multiple organ failures.
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The grieving mother has accused the doctors of “murder.”
“We had no idea it was formalin. Now I understand that formalin was simply eroding her body from the inside,” she said, reported the newspaper.
“People who performed the surgery already knew that they infused something wrong. They needed to take some urgent measures – but they did nothing,” the mother claimed.
A 27-year-old woman has died in excruciating agony after she was embalmed alive due to a horrific medical blunder. Ekaterina Fedyaeva's mother has accused medics of 'murder' after they put her daughter on a formalin drip – a solution contain formaldehyde – instead of saline. pic.twitter.com/UxsFByET6J
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Galina said that after her daughter was rushed to intensive care, she went to find the doctors to beg them to help her daughter.
A female doctor allegedly told her that they had made a “medical mistake” without admitting to what took place.
Doctors used 52 drugs in an attempt to save Ekaterina before she died. She was buried on April 7.
According to The Sun, a criminal investigation into the cause of her death is reportedly underway.