Kiame Posted October 31, 2011 Share Posted October 31, 2011 Hey guys. Don't really know why I'm putting this here, but I guess I just need a place to vent. Nearly six months ago, my little sister died five days after being in a car crash near Amiens. She had head trauma and died of a brain aneurysm on the 10th of May. The coroner thought it was suspicious that the hospital staff didn't act on the head injuries, and instead focused on the injuries to her legs. Anyway, so they made an inquiry and made a court case out of it. Which was really difficult, because we were all trying to grieve whilst there were coroners and lawyers all down our neck. My Mum came to France for the legal proceedings all the way from Japan. Like all legal processes, things started out really - really slow and there wasn't much process. It all looked rather 50/50 and no one was sure of the quality of treatment. But recently a nurse has come forward and has shed quite a bit of light on the situation. Apparently my sister was bleeding from the ears (which, as you all know I'm sure, is a sign of head trauma) when she was admitted into hospital. She was treated by a nurse, who wrote on her chart that she needed head treatment. The chart was then misplaced, and a new one was put in its place - without any mention of her head injury. They did one CT scan quite early on in the process, and it was inconclusive. Throughout the last five days of her life, her head injuries got worse and worse and there was still very little treatment. By the time they realised and attempted to save her, she died. Anyway, now the coroner has claimed that my sister would still be alive if the hospital had acted in accordance with correct procedure. I'm currently in med school, so I'm even more angered by what has happened because I know how fucking simple it would have been to do something about it. It's horrible losing a sibling, but it's even worse when you are told they would still be alive if it wasn't for someone else's incompetence. So I feel like my heart has completely broken. The inquiry finishes up in 2 weeks, but at this stage my family is going to get between 5-10 million euros. 90% of it will go to our relatives in Algeria and Pakistan - who are barely living above poverty and get them houses and passports to live here in France. Obviously this money means next to nothing to us. I just want my sister back. Isn't it funny the only way we can help our family who are in trouble is by getting paid out by the government because your sister died? So I feel like im completely shattered now. I felt completely numb for the whole six months after she died. I guess it was shock? But now i dont feel numb anymore, i feel really hurt. dont really know what to do. I guess I just wish i didn't know. Like I said before, I've got no idea why I'm putting this here.. But I guess I need a place to get this all off my chest. My sister was the most beautiful person in the world. I never met someone with so much soul about every single little thing they did. She was literally perfect. We were brought up in horrible environments, and yet somehow she came out completely untouched by the negativity around her. She never did anything to hurt anyone or anything. Her eyes and her smile had the ability to completely make your day and despite her being two years younger than me, she was my role model. She was also my best friend and I pray to God everyday that it was me in that car instead of her. I wish I told her I loved her the last time i saw her but i didnt i didnt say anything. just before she died in the hospital she was going in and out of consciousness and when i walked in the room she woke up and tried to tell me something but she couldnt speak and she wanted to tell me something really bad and ill never know what it was. Every time i sleep i dream of it and i cant escape it no matter what i do. Tell your relatives and friends that you care for them, because a stranger can take them away literally any second. Live with no regrets and fuck everyone else. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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