A 27-year-old Russian woman has died after she was embalmed alive due to a medical blunder. Ekaterina Fedyaeva’s mother has accused medics of ‘murder’ after they put her daughter on a formalin drip, a solution containing formaldehyde, instead of saline.
The woman had been in the hospital in her home city of Ulyanovsk for routine surgery. She was given a drip normally infused into the veins of the dead to prevent decomposition. Ekaterina suffered horrible pains and convulsions for two days before falling into a coma.
She was attached to a life support machine and her heart stopped several times.
After being flown to a top Moscow hospital, she woke up from her coma – but finally died of multiple organ failure.