The household of a Lagos-based chef and CEO of I Luv Desserts, Peju Ugboma need justice served.
They accused Premier Specialist Medical Centre Lagos of what they termed ‘gross negligence which led to her premature dying.
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An unbiased post-mortem carried out by pathologists at LASUTH with credible observers and Premier hospital in attendance revealed that Peju suffered inside bleeding. It was found that she had about 2 Litres of blood in her stomach and pelvic space.
The household revealed that Peju was admitted into Premier Specialist Hospital on Thursday, April twenty second, 2021, as directed by the Hospital, to hold out an elective surgical procedure for a fibroid concern.
She walked into the Hospital by herself unaided because it was certainly not an emergency surgical process. She had concluded all the required assessments required earlier than the surgical procedure, together with ECG, PCV, and Covid -19 assessments. Her vitals had been okay and he or she had no preexisting circumstances previous to surgical procedure.
All funds had been made for the preliminary assessments. The hospital demanded their account be funded to the tune of N1.5 million and the household deposited N1 million instantly.
The surgical procedure was carried out on the morning of Friday twenty third April 2021, by Drs. Akinsiku, Iwuh, Asemota, Renner, and another medical personnel in Premier Specialist Hospital, Victoria Island.
Peju’s husband noticed her after the surgical procedure on Friday, and he or she complained about extreme belly ache and discomfort, which he felt was common for somebody who had simply come out of surgical procedure. Nonetheless, her blood strain had dropped to as little as the vary of fifty/30. The docs then gave her blood transfusion as a result of she had misplaced a variety of blood through the surgical procedure.
Early on Saturday morning, she advised her husband that the veins on her fingers had collapsed and the Hospital needed to provide her fluids on a vein near her neck and collarbone. She additionally talked about that the docs stated her kidneys weren’t functioning optimally, and a Marketing consultant Nephrologist had been referred to as in to come back in that Saturday morning. This was a shock to them each as all assessments previous to surgical procedure had been high quality. The Marketing consultant ultimately got here in as scheduled however dismissed each their considerations.
By Saturday night, she had been given 3 pints of blood. The household allege that not one of the gynecologists who carried out the surgical procedure attended to her all through that Saturday regardless of all her ache and considerations expressed by her husband.
That very same Saturday night, her blood strain dipped additional. The household allege that Dr. Renner advised her husband that they would want to maneuver her to the ICU. He was requested to pay an extra N1.5 million earlier than she might be moved to the ICU and he paid the cash directly. Peju was admitted into the ICU instantly after cost.
The household allege that Dr. Renner then advised her husband that he wanted an extra 3 pints of freshly donated B+ blood, as Premier Specialist hospital didn’t have any within the Hospital’s blood banks. This left him with no selection however to go on a blood donation drive from family and friends. A number of donors had been screened they usually donated a complete of 9 pints of blood that evening.
As this was occurring, Peju stored complaining of extreme pains, and her eyes had turned yellowish. At about midnight that Saturday, she was sedated intravenously.
By 6.30 am on Sunday, her husband was shocked to seek out out that his spouse had been positioned on a respirator. The husband stated Dr Renner advised him that her situation had deteriorated by means of the evening. Her husband noticed that she seemed pale, and her eyes had been taped as if to maintain them closed, however she was nonetheless respiratory and the screens had been nonetheless studying.
Peju’s husband had been in contact with a household good friend who’s a UK-based advisor gynecologist. The advisor raised alarm and insisted on talking with the docs at Premier hospital. He spoke with Drs. Asemota, Iwuh and the medical director Dr Oshinowo. He said expressly that he was of the opinion that she had extreme inside bleeding and wanted to be moved again to the working theatre for the bleeding to be arrested instantly. Premier crew nonetheless ignored his recommendation, in response to the household.
Premier determined to maneuver Peju to a hospital the place she may have a CT Scan and potential dialysis. By 10 am on Sunday, her husband was knowledgeable that his spouse could be moved to Evercare Hospital, Lekki Part 1. Nonetheless, it took 3 hours earlier than she was moved to Evercare.
Instantly she arrived there she was met by their medical crew and brought to the ICU. Her husband was requested to pay one other N1 million at Evercare, and he made the cost instantly.
The household stated the top of the ICU detected that Peju didn’t have a pulse and emergency CPR commenced instantly. This failed and he or she was pronounced useless by 2.20pm on Sunday.
Premier Specialist Hospital supplied to do an post-mortem, nonetheless, the household insisted on an unbiased post-mortem. The unbiased pathologist requested Peju’s full medical report previous to the post-mortem as is regular apply however the household allege that Premier Specialist Hospital administration had been taking part in video games to stall releasing it.
It took a go to by household of the deceased to Premier Hospital who engaged the docs and administration in a shouting match and practically resulted in a bodily confrontation earlier than the medical reviews had been launched.
The deceased’s household allege that the medical reviews despatched to the unbiased pathologist could have been tampered with or altered.
The household alleges that Peju bled internally from Friday after the surgical procedure until Sunday when she died, and it’s surprising to notice that Premier hospital was allegedly negligent sufficient to not decide this up and save her life.
Peju’s tragic and unlucky dying has left behind two heartbroken little ladies, a grieving husband and an aged mom and family members.