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Edith Isabel Rodriguez, 43, died of a perforated bowel . . .

Relatives said Rodriguez was bleeding from the mouth and writhing in pain for 45 minutes while she was at a hospital waiting area . . .

Relatives reported she died as police were wheeling her out of the hospital after the officers they had asked to help Rodriguez arrested her instead on a parole violation.
 

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This one is wrong on so many levels. The primary problem here is with the hospital staff for not treating the woman. I just don't know what to think of the 911 operator. The response seems lacking, but the person was at a hospital. The cops just flat out confuse me on this one. Why would you take someone at the hospital for medical care for something like that on nothing but a probation violation. Simply on the practical side you would be incurring the bill for the treatment, and you'd just have to do a medical transport anyway. It's simply baffling.
 

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Rammstein said:
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perforated bowel . .
god......that sounds horribly painful.
How does such a thing even happen?

Anyway:
A security camera may have recorded the scene, but the tape was not being made public because of patient privacy laws, Wilson said Wednesday.
 

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A perforated bowel is a medical emergency in which a hole in the bowel opens to allow its contents to empty into the rest of the abdominal cavity. The result is frequently sepsis or blood infection, which if not treated can cause almost immediate death. A perforated bowel can occur as the result of traumatic injury, Crohn’s Disease, or diverticulitis.

Symptoms of a perforated bowel include high fever and nausea. Those afflicted will also experience extreme abdominal pain which worsens when one moves. Intense vomiting may occur and result in dehydration.


The woman was spitting up blood. I can't see how or why the cops would take anyone out of an er. They could just cuff em, wait for them to be checked out & then either keep em under watch while they are recieving treatment or jail em if they are immediately released. No brainer to me. It's not like the woman was some mass murderer or something.
I agree though, the ER staff should have checked the woman out asap. Of course maybe they had several severe trauma victims that were ahead of her. Things like that happen.
 
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