Too Much Epinephrine

A surgeon used epinephrine to reduce bleeding in a 35 year old Wisconsin mother of four who was undergoing a simple procedure in 2010 to remove some abnormal tissue. The problem was that the surgeon gave her an injection in which the dosage was at least 100 times higher than it was supposed to be. Her heart went wild, her lungs filled with fluid, and she died right there on the table. The doctor was fined $1,200.

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