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Dialysis Center Sued In Gruesome Death

TULSA (CN) - St. John Dialysis Center left its patient Ellis Ingram alone for 17 minutes while hooked up to a dialysis machine, and a torn catheter caused the machine to "pump all of Mr. Ingram's blood out of his body onto the chair and floor about him," his survivors claim in Tulsa County Court.

While emergency workers and the Fire Department tried to save Ingram, "their efforts were halted and stopped by employees of St. John Dialysis Center under the assumed theory that he had previously signed a 'Do Not Resuscitate Order' and the St. John Personnel concluded and extended that to mean not saving him from an unexpected and unfortunate failure," and he died, the suit states.

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