Daily Outrage: Hospital may be charged after patient dies from dehydration 

WHO: The athletic Kane Gorny, 22, was so desperate for a drink that he phoned London police to beg for help. The cops arrived at his St. George’s Hospital ward only to be told by doctors everything was under control. His mother, Rita Cronin, came the next day and found him delirious. He died from acute dehydration within hours.

HOW: Medication for a recently diagnosed brain tumor weakened Gorny’s bones. He was temporarily immobile after a hip replacement at St. George’s. Gorny needed to take drugs three times a day to regulate his bodily fluid levels or he would die. Nurses did not read his charts and give Gorny the drugs, despite his increasingly desperate pleas.

WHAT’S BEING DONE: Police are considering a corporate manslaughter charge against St. George’s, which is supposedly one of England’s top teaching hospitals. To date, the hospital has allegedly been trying hard to put a lid on the case.

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