Monday, December 11, 2023

A Woman died of a drug overdose after a transplant in Valencia

Court of Valencia I will investigate Yes, the girl is 60 years old He died at La Fe University Hospital in April 2022 due to a possible drug overdose. after undergoing a heart transplant, where he recovered properly.

In the procedure, which was archived at one time but reopened to continue the investigation by order of the court, one person can be seen being investigated. The reason comes from a complaint from the family of the deceased in December last year, where it was warned that a nurse from La Fe committed the alleged crime of homicide due to gross professional negligence when giving the patient an overdose of a drug.

The woman underwent a heart transplant in February 2022 due to symptoms consistent with a heart attack. The operation was successful, and a few days later, he was transferred to the cardiovascular surgery hospitalization ward to continue his recovery. At a certain moment, the patient was prescribed medication, an antiviral used to prevent CMV infection, a type of herpes virus. It is also prescribed if you have received a solid organ transplant from a donor infected with this virus. In March, an “unidentified” nurse “wrongly” gave the medicine to the woman. The medical report says that the dose given is 60% higher than that of the corresponding patient. Hey, in the event of an overdose, the woman may show multi-organ failure, “in addition to administering intravenously if it should be taken orally,” the document continues.

The case has been reopened

On the same day, it was decided to admit the woman to resuscitation, and the change in the service report included: “Reason for admission: 60-year-old female patient, 46 days post-heart transplant, admitted from the hospital ward due to acute respiratory failure in the context of the wrong administration of oral drugs intravenously. After this, the patient died on April 2.

In the same complaint, that is unfortunate The identification of the nurse “who made the mistake” or the doctor who prescribed the medication was not recorded, nor was any investigation opened. This procedure was archived in court, but the family of the deceased appealed to the court, a body that, in June, decided to revoke the resolution and ordered the continuation of the case.

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