Woman dies after doctors accidentally ’embalmed’ her alive

A woman died after being ’embalmed alive’ due to a medical blunder in a Russian hospital, her mother claims.

Ekaterina Fedyaeva’s mother accused medics of putting her daughter on a formalin drip, which includes formaldehyde, instead of saline.

Formaldehyde is used for embalming dead bodies.

The 27-year-old had been in hospital in Ulyanovsk for routine surgery, but after being given the wrong drip, she suffered pains and convulsions for two days before falling into a coma.

Despite being flown to a top Moscow hospital, she died of multiple organ failure.

Her mother, Galina Baryshnikova, said: “Her legs were moving, she had convulsions, her whole body was shaking.

“I put socks on her, then a robe, then a blanket, but she was shivering to such an extent, I can’t even describe it.

“No doctor came to see her, although she was coming round from anaesthetic.”

The drip contained formaldehyde, which is meant for corpses for embalming.

Mrs. Baryshnikova added: “Now, I understand that formalin was simply eroding her body from inside.

“People who performed the surgery already knew that they infused something wrong. They needed to take some urgent measures – but they did nothing.”

Ekaterina was buried on April 7 and a criminal investigation has been opened into her death.


– Metro


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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