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A Hospital Error Leads to Patient's Death

by Hannah Punitha on September 29, 2007 at 7:25 PM
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A Hospital Error Leads to Patient's Death

The 54-year-old woman died of a likely embolism on Thursday, two days after undergoing the unnecessary operation, the reports said.

An autopsy was being carried out and investigations have been launched.

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This incident is the latest in a string of incidents involving the Italian health system over the past few months.

In February, the organs of an HIV-positive woman were transplanted into three patients in Florence.

In May, an elderly man died in a hospital near the southern Italian city of Taranto while in intensive care after he was given oxygen instead of anaesthetic gas in a tube mix-up.

In June, doctors performed an abortion on a woman pregnant with twins in Milan, taking out the healthy child instead of the one with Down's Syndrome.

Source: AFP
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