A Melbourne man who could not move after he was fitted with an “Nurologic spine corrected” spine has been declared brain dead.
Key points:A coroner says a spinal cord injury to the man’s head and neck is the cause of his death in a Melbourne hospitalTwo people who know the man say he was “a normal, normal, healthy, good-natured, happy-go-lucky, happy, happy person”The man was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital on Friday where he was pronounced dead, a coroner’s spokeswoman said.
“He was taken into cardiac arrest, but not before being placed in a medically induced coma and a brain-dead state,” she said.
The man’s family said he was a “normal, normal person”.
“He had a normal brain, normal heart, normal kidneys, normal lungs, normal blood pressure, normal circulation, normal temperature and normal respiration,” they said.
In a statement to the ABC, the man was described as a “mildly injured” man with “no history of neurological trauma”.
“This incident has left a huge hole in our lives and the lives of his family and friends,” his family said.
Topics:diseases-and-disorders,disorders-and_mental-health,health,death,malaysia,vic,australiaFirst posted January 19, 2021 15:00:39Contact Tim O’BrienMore stories from Victoria