Monday, August 02, 2010

Young woman dies of neglect in UK hospital, texting her demise

Jo Dowling, age 25,  young woman was a fighter. She had survived for years, despite Cystic Fibrosis, however, an infection, left untreated in a UK hospital in Milton Keynes, UK killed her.
And she texted the entire horrific scene, leaving those of us who are approaching the same socialized medicine, wondering why we would want this in our nation. And those of us who are parenting disabled children wonder if Jo was allowed to die because of her Cystic Fibrosis. She was on the waiting list for a lung  transplant.

Read the entire story here.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While I agree that this story is tragic and shocking, a brief search of the internet is enough to show that such sad and unnecessary deaths are hardly the preserve of "socialized medicine". Medical practitioners can make horrific mistakes just as easily when charging extortionate rates.