Woman dies after being injected with soup

Compiled by David Odongo
A woman suffering from a stroke was allegedly injected with soup.

An 88-year-old woman died in a Brazilian hospital after a nurse injected her with soup.

Ilda Vitor Maciel of Rio de Janeiro died and her family now alleges that her death was because a nurse injected soup into the woman’s vein instead of her feeding tube.

According to, Brazilian news website GezetaPovo.com.br. The family has now filed a lawsuit against the hospital for wrongful death. The woman died 12 hours after being injected with the soup.

"When they injected the soup into her vein, my mother’s heart began to beat wildly. I got scared and called the nurse," Maciel's daughter, Ana Ruth Maciel dos Santos, said.

The hospital management acknowledges that the ailing woman was injected with soup by mistake but they refuse to believe that was the exact cause of Maciel's death.

The hospital doctor signed on the death certificate that "pulmonary embolism" is the cause of death, and it is highly likely that it is the soup injection that killed the woman since a pulmonary embolism occurs when an air bubble gets into the blood stream.

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