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Woman dies after being accidentally injected with antiseptic soution

A 69 year old woman died in a Seattle hospital after she was accidentally injected with an antiseptic instead of a marker dye during a brain-aneurysm procedure. The mistake is believed to have occurred because the antiseptic solution had recently been changed from brown to colourless which is the same as the marker dye. The antiseptic solution was injected into a main leg artery resulting in blood vessel damage to the leg. Blood flow stopped and the leg became swollen followed by kidney failure, blood pressure drop and stroke. She had her leg amputated in an attempt to save her but the organ damage eventually caused her death. Her family is considering their legal options.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Seattle Times

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About: Woman dies after being accidentally injected with antiseptic soution

Date: 25 November 2004

Source: The Seattle Times

Author: Nick Perry, Carol M. Ostrom


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