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#16 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:44

Can't really blame the hospital if he was called several times, but decided not to go. :/  Also, it must have been more than just a rash that killed him because rashes don't usually do much.

 

Depending on the type of rash, it could have been meningitis, which is VERY fatal.  We won't know until the coroner's report comes out, though.




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Posted 30 January 2014 - 13:02

Depending on the type of rash, it could have been meningitis, which is VERY fatal.  We won't know until the coroner's report comes out, though.

Ah, didn't know that. :s



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 13:17

Ah, didn't know that. :s

 

The bacterial form is the usual cause of the rash, and Is also contagious, too...



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 13:22

What I am surprised is that if it was the busy.. other people would have noticed.  Also if he had waited that long why wasn't he up asking/demanding to go in the back?



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 13:24

What I am surprised is that if it was the busy.. other people would have noticed.  Also if he had waited that long why wasn't he up asking/demanding to go in the back?

 

Depending on the cause of his death, he might not have been able to.  That he didn't respond to them calling his name tends to indicate he was unable to do so.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 16:35

This is spot on. At the same time, I do wonder if staffing was low. At the hospital I am employed at we miss things all the time we could of caught and prevented if we had adequate staffing.


I completely agree. The pencilnecks try to save money in all the wrong places.