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Imagine waking up to see operating room lights and doctors standing over
you, armed with scalpels and other operating tools.
According to Fox News.com, that's exactly what happened to 41-year-old
Colleen Burns, who had arrived at the emergency room at St.
Joseph's Hospital Health Center
in Syracuse, N.Y., over a week earlier suffering from a
drug overdose, Counsel and Heal reported. Mistakenly believing Burns to be
dead, doctors at the center were about to harvest the woman's organs for
transplant, before she opened her eyes.
The 2009 incident is detailed in a recently revealed report from the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which also lists the series of
mistakes by doctors that led to the terrible event.
Burns had been found unresponsive, likely due to an overdose of Xanax and
Benadryl. According to the report, hospital specialists recommended treating
her with activated charcoals in order to stop the drugs from being absorbed
into her stomach and intestines – but the staff failed to follow through with
Burns eventually spent over a week at the hospital, with nothing being done
to stop the drugs from being absorbed into her system. She started to suffer
from seizures, though CT scans revealed her brain was normal.
Allegedly, nurses had also indicated improvement in Burns' condition, noting
that she was capable of curling her toes when touched. She could also move her
mouth and tongue, as well as flare her nose, according to Counsel and Heal. And
despite being on a respirator, Burns was starting to breathe on her own, the
However, doctors still misdiagnosed Burns with irreversible brain damage.
Believing her to be beyond help, Burns' family decided to take her off life
support and donate her organs to patients in need.
The report maintained that not enough tests and brain scans were performed
before the diagnosis.
"The patient did not suffer a cardiopulmonary arrest [as documented]
and did not have irreversible brain damage," the report revealed.
"The patient did not meet criteria for withdrawal of care."
Just before doctors were about to cut into her, Burns awoke, saving her own
life. However, Burns went on to commit suicide in 2011, and no one has ever
filed charges against the hospital for the critical mistakes the doctors made.
After a review of the incident, the hospital was fined $6,000.
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