Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Woman Bleeds to Death During Surgery Because of 'Spelling Mistake'

At any level of your education hierarchy, do observe what you write and avoid spelling mistakes - someone's life may depend on it. A pensioner bled to death during surgery because of a "spelling mistake", reports suggest.


Irmgard Cooper, 85, died on the operating table at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, north-west London, after blood intended for her was sent back due to the incorrect spelling of her name.

An inquest at North London Coroner's Court heard her name had been spelt as "Irngard" instead of Irmgard.

Ms Cooper - who is originally from Germany - had undergone an operation to repair a large bulge in the main artery to her heart when the mistake occurred.