Medical malpractice. That seems to be the case when a patient allegedly died because of wrong prescriptions at Mandaue District Hospital in Cebu City.
A certain Cesar A. Coliflores posted in Facebook explaining how his wife, Jocelyn, 40, died 30 minutes after being injected of a medication that is supposed to treat her illness.
Coliflores claimed that the doctor prescribed the medicines even if his wife did not undergo any medical examinations or laboratories.
In a separate Facebook post, he revealed that his wife was diagnosed to have ruptured cerebral aneurysm and was prescribed with Cefuroxime 75mg and Diphenhydramine or Benadryl. Upon research, Cefuroxime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections while the latter is an antihistamine used for allergies, hives, insomnia, motion sickness, and mild cases of Parkinsonism.
Both have its corresponding side effects. Cefuroxime can cause chills and discomfort among others while Diphenhydramine can trigger dizziness, headache, dry mouth and increased chest congestion to name a few.
Moreover, Coliflores also posted in social media the autopsy report and the death certificate of his wife. The former revealed that Jocelyn died because of sudden cardiac arrest while the death certificate showed ruptured cerebral aneurysm.
If these allegations are true, the hospital and the doctor involved must come forward and clear this issue. Any person liable for the alleged negligence must face legal consequences.