Lawyer Says Patient Injected With Green Clothing Dye
The attorney for a Elijah Goodwin claims he was injected with a green dye normally used for dyeing clothing while at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Labeling the procedure as “a fiasco”, the lawyer said he could not comprehend how no one in the operating room questioned the injection.
During a post-operative angiosperm, doctors accidentally used “Brilliant Green dye” which is typically used to color silk, wool and other fabrics, according to the lawsuit. And moreover, this dye is “extremely poisonous.” The hospital is alleged to have the dye in the pharmacy because it is “on occasion used in medicine as a topical anesthesia.” The attorney said the consequences of the procedure was “really bad.” These “really bad” consequences allegedly include: permanent damage to his lungs caused by permanent scarring, a seizure disorder that shuts down his kidneys for a time, and coughing spells in the middle of the night.
The lawyer said that “the drug they administered didn't have any FDA packaging” on it. The drug that the doctors wanted to use is called “IC Green,” a florescent dye used in angiograms. According to the attorney, IC Green comes in powder form, while the chemical dye for coloring clothing comes in a liquid form. He concludes that ”it was a really, really horrible mistake.”