Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This married Russian weightlifter who is a father of three young children has tragically died after undergoing a simple operation that was supposed to cure him of snoring.
Artem Burim, 39, who is from the Russian capital Moscow decided to have the surgery and a local clinic and went in for the operation on the 23rd of March.
The same day in the evening however, he died.
But his young wife Viktoria Burim who was waiting to hear that everything had gone well so Jenny got a call the next day some 10 hours after his death to inform her of the news.
The 25 year-old said: “We chose the clinic because you want to get rid of his snoring and were told that it was a simple procedure that could be done under local anaesthetic.
“However the doctors told us they need to do a rhinoplasty as well, which meant that they probably needed a general anaesthetic but they would give us a discount of 50 per cent on everything, and so we agreed.”
She said the clinic had given her 3 different versions of how he died, with one doctor saying he hadn’t woken up from the anaesthetic, another said he did that then died afterwards, and the 3rd saying that he had woken up and then pulled the infusion needles out of his arm.”
The official spokesperson of the medical institution, Marina Vogel, was quoted as saying: “After performing an ENT operation in the early postoperative period, the patient developed acute heart failure. Doctors carried out resuscitation in full, which tragically did not result in saving his life. An investigation is being conducted into the incident.”
Meanwhile his distraught wife said she is gathering the paperwork together to take legal action against the clinic, and is awaiting the results of an autopsy.
She said that she will now have to look after their 3 children on her own, the youngest only two months old.
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