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Quebec woman accused of negligence in hospital dies of natural causes: coroner – Montreal

The woman who posted a video pleading for help from a Quebec hospital alleging she was a victim of medical misconduct has died of natural causes related to an untreated medical condition , according to the coroner’s report released Tuesday.

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In a video posted online on March 7, Mireille Ndjomouo, 44, claims staff at Charles-Le Moyne Hospital in Longueuil gave her penicillin, despite her allergy to the type. antibiotics on file.

The video led to accusations on social media of negligence and racism (Ndjomouo is a Cameroonian refugee) and her story was compared to what happened to Joyce EchaquanAtikamekw woman recorded hospital staff making derogatory and racist remarks shortly before her death in September 2020.

In the video, Ndjomouo begs for help, saying staff are “killing her bit by bit” and begs to be transferred to another hospital – which is her. The next day, she was transferred to the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, where she died on March 9.

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The coroner’s investigation into her death revealed that she died of multiple organ failure secondary to extensive tissue infiltration from untreated HIV-associated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. treatment.

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As reported by coroner Amélie Lavigne, Ndjomouo knew she had HIV for many years and refused treatment despite advice from doctors.

The report states that upon arrival at Charles-Le Moyne Hospital on March 1, eight days before her death, Ndjomouo’s health was “extremely precarious.”

She was hospitalized with persistent pain in her leg and subcutaneous wounds on her torso. Doctors recommended immediate surgery due to the high risks associated with her condition, but officials said Ndjomouo again refused to intervene.

Responding to Ndjomouo’s allegation of being treated with penicillin, Lavigne said her allergy to the drug was known to medical staff and its use was not documented in her records.

An autopsy conducted on her death on March 12 revealed that the lymphoma had infiltrated her body tissues, which the pathologist said had led to her multiple organ failure. .

Ndjomouo’s family and members of the Cameroonian community protested outside the Charles-Le Moyne hospital in the days following her death. She was the mother of three children.

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