Venerdì, 21 Settembre 2018

Prosecutors probe 11 in Grosseto hospital death


Grosseto, August 28 - Prosecutors on Wednesday
formally placed under investigation 10 doctors and a nurse at a
hospital in Grosseto where a 76-year-old man died from a
suspected mistaken blood transfusion on Sunday.
The 11 members of the medical staff at the hospital's
intensive care and infectious diseases units face manslaughter
An autopsy on Sergio Fiorini, a pensioner, has been
scheduled for Thursday.
Prosecutors will reportedly look into all therapies used to
treat Fiorini's pneumonia as well as the transfusion.
The man had been admitted on August 8 for pneumonia, and
died shortly after receiving the transfusion on Sunday, family
members said.
The patient's wife and two children also said through their
lawyer on Wednesday they had learned about his death several
hours after it took place.
Though local officials from the state health department
(ASL) have said the man likely received a transfusion of blood
designated for another patient, the state attorney's office said
it wants to investigate all treatments .
Health minister Beatrice Lorenzin on Tuesday also ordered a
parallel investigation on the hospital in Grosseto and another
treatment facility in Tuscany where a patient died under unusual
The San Giovanni di Dio Hospital in the town of Orbetello
is being probed after 17-year-old Valentina Col, a volley ball
player being treated for a broken rib, suddenly died on Sunday.
In Col's case, also being investigated by prosecutors in
Grosseto, an undiagnosed broken rib is so far believed to have
injured her lung and eventually led to her death.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday.

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