In July of 2016, an allegedly intoxicated Gibbs was driving past the Michael Finnegan Market in Belize City when he began to swerve along the street. Gibbs eventually veered onto the sidewalk, where multiple people including Lilian Guy, Francis Hinds and Stephanie Pouchie were standing. Gibbs crashed into the group, completely crushing Guy’s right foot and injuring Hinds and Pouchie. After loosing a fatal amount of blood, Guy, who was a Jehovah’s Witness, refused to take blood from the hospital and succumbed to her wounds the next day. Continue reading
A Quebec coroner is investigating the death of a 46-year-old Jehovah’s Witness who died Oct. 3 from complications shortly after giving birth by caesarian section in a Montreal hospital.
A spokeswoman for the coroner’s office, Geneviève Guilbault, confirmed that the bureau was launching an investigation into Cadet’s death in an email to CBC Montreal.
“Based on information that’s been circulating … and other information we received from the hospital, it’s been decided that a coroner will investigate the death of Mrs. Cadet,” Guilbault wrote. Continue reading
A coroner is investigating the death of a young Jehovah’s Witness who died while giving birth at a Lévis hospital earlier this week.
Éloïse Dupuis, 26, required a blood transfusion during childbirth and died of a hemorrhage on Oct. 12 at Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis Hospital near Quebec City. The child survived and is in good health.
Quebec coroner Luc Malouin will look into the circumstances around her death and determine if there were any medical errors made.
Malouin will also have to find out if Dupuis refused to have a blood transfusion, a medical procedure that is banned by Jehovah’s Witnesses, even when a life is at risk. Continue reading
Romanian Language Translated –
A young woman of 19 years in a village in Suceava, who suffered 5 November 1st railway accident and was hospitalized in Suceava County, died Thursday, given that could not be operated because her family from Jehovah’s Witnesses cult, has not agreed to blood transfusion.
Accidentul a avut loc în 5 noiembrie, în comuna suceveană Ciprian Porumbescu, după ce maşina în care se afla tânăra a rămas blocată pe calea ferată şi a fost lovită de locomotiva unui tren. În urma impactului, fata a fost rănită grav, având un traumatism cranio-cerebral, cu edem, fracturi costale care au afectat plămânul stâng, dar şi fracturi de femur la ambele picioare.
Pacienta a fost stabilizată, i-a fost indusă coma şi ar fi urmat să fie supusă unei intervenţii chirurgicale, dar aceasta nu s-a putut face întrucât era necesară transfuzia de sânge cu care familia tinerei, din cultul Martorii lui Iehova, nu a fost de acord.
The accident took place on November 5 in Suceava commune Porumbescu, after the car in which the young are stuck on rails and was struck by a train locomotive. Following impact, the girl was seriously injured with a head trauma, edema, rib fractures that affected the left lung, and femur fractures in both legs.
The patient was stabilized, he was induced coma and would have had to undergo surgery, but this could not be done because blood transfusion was necessary that the young family of Jehovah’s Witnesses cult, did not agree.
An arbitration panel analyzed the patient’s condition and try to talk to the family to persuade her to accept the job, but Thursday afternoon the young woman died, hospital sources said.
In this case, the Ombudsman proceeded ex officio to make an urgent investigation by the Territorial Office Suceava County Hospital “St. John the New “Suceava.
The investigation is considering possible infringement of Articles 22 and 34 of the Constitution concerning the right to life and to physical and mental integrity and the right to health, the release says, it believes that it would have met the mandatory provisions of Articles 15 and 17, par. 1 of Law no. 46/2003 regarding patient rights.
According to these articles, “if the patient requires emergency medical intervention, the consent of the legal representative is not required, and where health providers consider that intervention is in the interest of the patient and representative refuses to give consent The decision is the decline of an arbitration panel specialist “in accordance with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Articles 2, 3 and 4 to the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
Sources in Suceava County Hospital management said that the family was not opposed to surgery, only blood transfusion, and that raises religious right to self Suceava doctors sought solutions, including legal, to be able to do the job. Continue reading
Baby dies after parents refuse blood transfusion, because they’re Jehovah’s Witnesses.
“The parents did not give us the permission to give the baby blood…so when her condition was getting worse, we invited both parents…after some hours, we realized that the mother had run with the baby…,” Dr. Darko said.
The parents, according to Dr. Darko, are Jehovah’s Witnesses hence their reason for refusing the blood transfusion.
A teenage Jehovah’s Witness who was crushed by a car refused a blood transfusion before he died.
Joshua McAuley, 15, is understood to have declined the treatment advised by doctors and was not overruled by members of his family. McAuley was treated at Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham after he was pinned against a wall by a car in a freak accident.
Jehovah’s Witnesses Lady Dies – After Rejecting Blood Transfusion
Rebecca Dankwa and her mother, believed to be worshipping at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Church, stubbornly refused to heed the advice of the medical professionals.
However, when they eventually agreed that the blood transfusion could be done on her, it was already too late.
a few years ago, Rebecca allowed medical doctors to conduct a blood transfusion on her at the same hospital during child birth, and was ex-communicated from her Church for going contrary to its beliefs.
Pregnant Jehovah’s Witness diagnosed with Leukemia dies with baby after rejecting blood transfusion
A heavily pregnant Jehovah’s Witness woman and her baby have reportedly died after she was diagnosed with leukemia but refused a blood transfusion that would probably have saved both of their lives.
According to Daily Mail, the 28-year-old was diagnosed with the cancer seven months into her pregnancy, and doctors told her she could give birth via a cesarean section and undergo chemotherapy but both would require her to have a blood transfusion.
The woman from Sydney, Australia, refused both options due to her religious beliefs and her baby died in utero three days later. Continue reading