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Woman Dies After Accidentally Injected With Soup

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KHQ.COM: Monday, Ilda Vitor Maciel, 88, of Brazil, who had been hospitalized since September 27th, died after accidentally being injected with soup. 

The nursing technician mistakenly injected the soup into the woman's IV in her right arm instead of her feeding tube. Maciel's daughter, Ana Ruth, was with her when the injection happened and said her mother started to squirm uncomfortably and stick her tongue out as soon as the soup was injected. She said she had not seen her mother that physically distraught since being in the hospital. Maciel died just 12 hours after receiving the injection.

Maciel was hospitalized originally after suffering a stroke which paralyzed the left side of her body. 

The director of the hospital acknowledged the error, but does not believe it is related to the patient's death. The Medico-Legal Institute (IML) of Volta Redonda,  is investigating the cause of death and say a report should be ready in 30 days.
 
Maciel's family thinks differently and are filing a lawsuit against the hospital requesting compensation for Maciel's death, as they believe the soup injection is in fact what caused the death.

This story was filed and written by KHQ's Nichole Mischke
 


 
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