A mother of three died after undergoing breast augmentation and tummy tuck at the same time on the advice of surgical staff who said it would be cheaper, a study has heard.
Louise Harvey, 36, died of blood clots after surgery, performed by Transform Plastic Surgery Clinic at Riverside Hospital in London.
The beautician suffered from a blood clot and did not receive a second dose of blood thinners, despite medical records showing that she had been, a coroner said.
Louise Harvey, 36, died of a blood clot after the operations performed by Transform Plastic Surgery Clinic at Riverside Hospital in London
The beautician was suffering from a blood clot and did not receive a second dose of blood thinners, despite medical records showing that she had been, a coroner said
The damn admission came despite the well-known history of Miss Harvey & # 39; s family of coagulation conditions that her & # 39; risk & # 39; could have walked to get a blood clot, so the study heard.
Her mother Linda Harvey, 53, whose own mother died of blood clotting, said her daughter was sent home without the necessary blood thinners.
It was reported that a second dose of anticoagulants to thin the blood had been crossed on her notes to indicate she had received the dose.
But she only received one dose intended to be administered four hours after surgery – but was actually given eight hours later, the study heard.
In a statement read by Norfolk's coroner Yvonne Blake, Linda Harvey said her daughter wanted a tummy tuck because she felt she had some loose skin around her belly after the birth of her youngest son & # 39; .
She said that Miss Harvey was talking to someone at the clinic and & # 39; they suggested that (the two operations) be cheaper at the same time & # 39 ;.
The mother of three died after breast augmentation and tummy tuck at the same time on the advice of surgical staff who said it would be cheaper, a study has heard
Her three-hour operation was completed on June 17, 2018, and she took a taxi home to Norwich on June 19, 2018.
Her mother said that Miss Harvey did not get any blood thinners to take home, and added: & # 39; If Louise was informed about this, I would have expected she would tell me & # 39 ;.
At an outpatient appointment in Norwich on June 26, Miss Harvey was told that the & # 39; sutures were okay & # 39; and & # 39; she recovered well & # 39 ;, her mother said.
But an ambulance was called and she was taken to the hospital on July 3 after she collapsed and started to fit, her mother said.
& # 39; Louise's organs gave up, & # 39; said her mother. & # 39; She had blood clots in her heart and lungs. & # 39;
She said that Miss Harvey could talk on July 4, asked where she was and if her sons could visit her. Tragically, she died the next day.
Her mother said on July 12, 2018 & # 39; Transform called to give their condolences, but could not explain what happened & # 39 ;.
Plastic surgeon Consultant Manish Sinha, who performed the operations, was asked by Mrs. Blake.
She asked: “When you saw Louise and you discussed the risks of an operation, were you aware of her family history, her sister who had a clot and her grandmother? & # 39;
& # 39; No ma'am, I wasn't, & # 39; the doctor answered, whose surgery has since been completed.
He said it was not his usual practice to read a pre-assessment form filled in by a patient with a nurse recording Miss Harvey & # 39; s family history of DVT (deep vein thrombosis), & # 39; unless specific things are marked to me & # 39; .
Dr. Sinha said: & # 39; That has been a huge learning curve for me to understand that things can happen without my knowledge.
& # 39; I have changed my practice now when I call to inquire about my patients, I make sure they have received the medicine.
& # 39; I prescribe medication myself more often if I can. & # 39;
The fact that Louise had multiple procedures also increased the risk of complications, the study heard.
Caroline Cross, who represents the family, asked the consultant: & # 39; Louise & # 39; s sister had blood clotting and she discussed taking medication.
& # 39; Louise & # 39; s maternal grandmother had died of a blood clotting condition, wouldn't you assume Louise had a blood clotting problem until the contrary was proven?
He replied: & # 39; I would have advised Louise to have a blood test before considering surgery. & # 39;
The investigation heard how, after being fired, Harvey needed help washing herself and her hair.
Dr. Sinah said: & I don't understand why mobility was so limited.
& # 39; From the phone calls I have seen, it does not mean that Louise deteriorated from the moment she was fired.
& # 39; I would not expect her to be in bed for seven days, but I did expect that she would go up and down the stairs. & # 39;
Dr. Sinha noted that Mrs. Harvey's mobility was significant after she had called on to inquire about her progress, despite the message from another doctor that she was less mobile.
The investigation, which is stated to take five days, continues.
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