Chronicle of medical negligence: The errors which killed little Edward

Translated and summarized by Fulano from an article in Frontera.info.

On Sunday, November 26, 2017, Hussein Luna López and Daniela Trujillo Ramos, took their son, Edward, to an amusement park in the municipality of San Francisco Telixtlahuaca. Edward fell and fractured his his left arm. His parents took him to Dr. Aurelio Validieso Civil Hospital of Oaxaca. However he was not treated there as there was a hospital worker strike.

So they them took Edward the Del Valle hospital.

The child was taken to the operating room at 10PM, and was operated upon my Dr. Luis Alberto “N,” and anesthesiologist Gabriela “N.” They advised the parents the operation should take no more than two hours. Today, both of the doctors are free on bail.

Edward did not recover from the anestesia, and was pronounced dead at 6:30AM, November 27, 2017.

An autopsy determined the cause of death as cardiopulmonary arrest due to an overdose of Lidocaine.

To hide the medical negligence, according to video recordings, the doctors altered the medical report and removed the anesthesia dosage. “In the medical notes, there is not reference to the application of lidocaine.”

On April 2, 2018, Dr. Luis “N,” was arrested, but the medical society in Oaxaca and then the entire country started protests to set him free.

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