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HAIR TRANSPLANT DEATH - A 39 YEAR OLD MAN DIES OF A HEART ATTACK

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Unfortunately, this patient died from a heart attack even with a doctor in attendance. Situations like this are one of the main reasons why a doctor should be present in case of an emergency situation. There are many so called clinics where no doctor is present or other situations where the doctor leaves early before surgery is complete.

Rafael Bolado Marino, 39, traveled from his home in the northern Spanish province of Cantabria to Bilbao in the Basque region to undergo the surgery at the Dermitek clinic in May 2019.

Marino was administered a local anaesthetic - by unnamed surgeons, according to El Espanol - just before his transplant but shortly after he reportedly suffered a heart attack.

He was taken to the Basurto Hospital where his condition was stabilised before being taken to the Valdecilla hospital in Cantabria but he later died there as a consequence of the heart attack.

The Dermitek clinic, which has been performing hair transplant surgeries for more than five years, told local media that it was “not known if the heart attack was caused by the anaesthetic or not”.

The clinic said local anaesthetic like Marino’s were administered “5,000 times a day”.

According to the centre, the doctors who participated in the hair implant process that went wrong have been very “affected as this had never happened before”.


Maria del Carmen Adan, a member of the Patient Defenders Association, has sent a letter to prosecutors asking for the incident to be considered a crime as it could have been caused by negligence regarding the amount of anaesthetic or because of the lack of control in the pre-operation process.

The letter said that the clinic is selling this intervention as harmless, but that could be “false advertising” as there is “no explanation of the serious consequences that could happen”.
 
bullitnut

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Poor Guy, makes you wonder if he had ongoing heart issues prior to the heart attack or whether the anaesthetic was actually the cause?......either way it's a shame.
 
Bigmac

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Anyone who goes to a tech only clinic that has no doctor present is taking a big risk.
 
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