Angela Owen

Name: Angela Owen
Died: December 21, 2010
Age at death: 45
Cause of death: Medical neglect; strangulated hernia
Location: Skelmersdale, Liverpool, England, UK

Details:
When doctors decided Angela needed a hernia operation, her family carefully prepared her for the hospital stay because Angela often became anxious. But when Angela went to the hospital, they made her wait for an hour, then sent her home.

Seven months later, Angela still had not gotten her operation. Even when she went to the hospital, vomiting blood, doctors sent her back home. She came back to the hospital the next day, seriously ill, and died.

References:
Autistic woman died after seven month hernia operation wait
Inquest into Angela Owen’s death finds negligence in Southport hospital

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s