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Ekaterina Fedyaeva allegedly died after being 'embalmed alive' in a horrific medical blunder

HORROR: Woman, 27, dies in agony after being ’embalmed alive’ in hospital blunder

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Ekaterina Fedyaeva, 27, was injected with formalin, used to stop corpses from decomposing in a horrific medical mishap.

A RUSSIAN woman was killed after allegedly being embalmed alive in a horrific medical blunder.

Ekaterina Fedyaeva, 27, is said to have died after medics put her on a formalin drip – a solution containing formaldehyde – instead of saline.

She was in hospital for an unspecified but routine surgery when she was injected with formalin, normally infused into the veins of the dead to prevent decomposition.

Her mother accused physicians of “murder” following the incident in her home city of Ulyanovsk, Russia.

Ekaterina, pictured with husband Igor, was attached to a life support machine but her heart stopped beating several times

Ekaterina suffered horrible pains and convulsions for two days before falling into a coma.

She was attached to a life support machine but her heart stopped beating several times.

After being flown to another hospital, in Moscow, she briefly woke from her coma before dying of multiple organ failure.

Her mother Galina Baryshnikova and husband Igor were with her when she came round from the surgery in her ward.

“Her legs were moving, she had convulsions, her whole body was shaking,” said her mother.

“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.

“No doctor came to see her although she was coming round from an aesthetic.”

The bereaved mother said: “We had no idea it was formalin. Now I understand that formalin was simply eroding her body from the inside.

“People who performed the surgery already knew that they infused something wrong. They needed to take some urgent measures – but they did nothing.”

Galina says she begged doctors to help but claims they told her to go home, adding: “I begged – ‘please help her, she is my only child’.”

“I think they just wanted me to go away and to hide everything.”

Ekaterina was rushed to intensive care overnight as her condition deteriorated.

“For 14 hours after surgery she was living with this formalin and they did nothing,” she said.

Galina went in search of doctors and found them in a huddle “discussing how to tell us that a terrible mistake had been made”.

But they didn’t admit exactly what had happened, with a female doctor allegedly telling her: “A medical mistake took place.

“She is in coma now, her heart, lungs and liver stopped working. She is attached to an artificial lung ventilator.”

Ekaterina was moved to a regional clinic where a doctor told Galina and Igor about the appalling blunder.

Medics used 52 drugs in a desperate attempt to save the woman.

She was then flown to the Moscow hospital but tragically died.

Ekaterina was buried on 7 April. A criminal investigation is underway.



About Charles Igbinidu

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  1. This is what they call medical blunder. Culprits must be punished if investigation proved negligence

  2. I can only imagine the excruciating pain she went thru before she gave up the ghost. Pure horror

  3. Mistakes by medical practitioners is the highest cause of death in the world. Her family must do all they can to get justice because this is a clear case of negligence

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