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Mum-of-two dies in Turkey after a failed weight-loss surgery

BY Shahzad Saeed Sep 02, 2023. 09:41 pm

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A MUM-of-two passed away during a failed weight loss procedure in Turkey because doctors were unable to stop internal bleeding, according to the coroner’s report.

Three weeks after getting engaged, 44-year-old Emma Morrissey flew off to get a gastric sleeve fitted.

She left the country because, according to the inquest, she didn’t qualify for free surgery through the NHS and the cost of private surgery in the UK.

On July 8, 2013, the procedure was scheduled to last three hours, but her fiancé Jonathan Burt received the heartbreaking news that it would take longer than anticipated due to complications.

Prior to her passing away at 12:45 p.m. as a result of internal bleeding that resulted in numerous cardiac arrests, he was then informed that she was in a critical condition.

The private hospital told Emma’s family that the procedure had been stopped to deal with the bleeding, but they had actually kept going.

Her cause of death was listed as natural causes, with cardiac arrest, on the medical death certificate that was provided by Turkish doctors.

Senior coroner Jacqueline Devonish came to the following conclusion at Cheshire Coroner’s Court in Warrington, though: “Had the bleeding been stemmed at the time of discovery, Emma would have survived.”

There is proof that Emma had the procedure and had her stomach stapled, she continued.

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The clotting factors and platelets present in Emma’s treatment were insufficient to stop the bleeding.

The cause of death was instead listed as “shock and hemorrhage due to a ruptured ligament due to a gastric sleeve operation” by the coroner, who disagreed with the Turkish death certificate.

Her fiance honored her by saying that she was “one of those people you only needed to know for five minutes and she would be your friend.”
Everyone adored her, said Jonathan.

Dr. Mark Lord, an independent pathologist, testified at the hearing that Emma, of Birchwood, Cheshire, would not have died if surgeons had stopped the procedure and stopped the blood loss when it was first noticed.

He explained that Emma’s body was not subjected to a post-mortem in Turkey and that there was no proof that it had been embalmed in accordance with UK standards.

Emma was an amazing person who touched the lives of everyone she met, according to a statement from her family. She consistently put the needs of others ahead of her own. She always offered assistance to those in need because she had a heart of gold.

“Emma was a loving mother, engaged woman, sister, and companion.

“She always had a smile on her face and loved spending time with her family and friends.”

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