And yet another death from the Hemolock clip:
Kidney-donor deaths linked to surgical clips raise issues of alerts, warnings
Surgeons at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, rushed Florinda Gotcher back into the operating room. Once they opened her up again, they saw something horrible had happened: there was a pool of blood in her abdomen. Gotcher, 41 and the mother of four, had died from a massive and sudden bleed.
Melinda Williams pays tribute at the grave of her mother, Floridna Gotcher.
“My world just fell apart and my heart was torn to pieces,” Williams says of her mother’s sudden death.”They told us, ‘We couldn’t save her. Sorry, we did everything we possibly could, but there’s nothing we could do.'”
Which, of course, was a lie. They could’ve used the right surgical equipment.
I’ve talked about the hemolock clip in prior posts. Review if you want a refresher.