The relatives of a 65-year-old patient say that their loved one was propped up by doctors to make it seem as though she was alive. However, the woman had been dead for two hours, they say.
The patient from Ohio had undergone two surgeries. What’s more, she was said to have been in good health and was getting a normal heart catherization.
The incident happened at Adena Health System in the city of Chillicothe.
Sources have disclosed that Dr. Jarrod Betz had severed an artery as the procedure took place. Prior to this incident, he had faced questions regarding his credentials.
Betz believed that the situation was handled, but when the woman was moved to the intensive care unit, it was discovered that she was still bleeding.
When the patient was taken into surgery again, with Dr. Atiq Rehman, she died.
Some of the problems in the matter include the exact time of the patient’s death. Hospital documents show that she died at 1 p.m., but her death certificate says she died at 3:05 p.m.
The relatives of the patient were brought into the hospital at 3:05 p.m. They were told that they needed figure out if they wanted to take the patient off of life support.
This makes the relatives believe that patient’s body was positioned to look as though she was alive. The family wants to know why the hospital would prop the body up when the woman had already been dead for two hours.
There are also many questions surrounding Dr. Jarrod Betz. Reports indicate that there have been more than 31 people who have claimed that his credentials aren’t real.
Now, there is a debate about the safety and professional standards at Adena’s cardiology department. An unidentified nurse says that the patient may not have initially needed the surgery.
Relatives of the woman have asked for an independent autopsy after finding out that the Ross County Coroner is an employee of Adena.