Permission Granted for Mother to be Buried

Barnes Funeral HomeAntigua St. John's - A magistrate has granted permission for Shamika Williams to be buried.

Williams, the mother of four, died at the Mount St John Medical Center on May 27, 2012.
She reportedly went blind and suffered paralysis after an injection was administered to her.
Her corpse has been at the Barnes Funeral Home since then.

Caribarena was told that the doctor who saw Williams was aware of the cause of death and wrote a death certificate.

However, the family of the deceased reportedly sought to have a post mortem examination conducted by an independent pathologist, who asked for US$10,000. Being unable to afford the sum, the autopsy was never done.
Since a death certificate has already been written, the magistrate has given permission for the body to be handed over to the family.
Storage of the remains will reportedly cost the family over $20,000.

Reporting by Caribarena news, publishing by Ofer Shaked.

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To the Family.

#5 ANTIGUAN WOMAN » 2014-05-31 23:27

How sad. Get down on your knees and sincerely put this before the Almighty. This sounds like the young Woman was given a wrong Injection. But as with many other things in A,gua especially these days,the Poor man gets no Justice. Let God be the Judge,he says Vengeance is mine,he will repay in time.


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#4 visiting soon » 2014-05-31 09:23

Are you kidding me? Definitely malpractice here. I pray when I go to visit in a month I dont fall ill or need assistance of any medical practitioner on the island.

visiting soon

RE: Permission Granted for Mother to be Buried

#3 Auddie » 2014-05-30 16:07

So what caused her death? this is outrageous, is their no justice for the poor.


RE: Permission Granted for Mother to be Buried

#2 Vicnes » 2014-05-30 09:53

Neither the names of the doctor or the magistrate were revealed. Why was the woman hospitalized in the first place? What was the cause of death? These are all important information missing from the article.

Finally, the fact that the woman was blinded and suffered paralysis from the injection tells me that this was a gross medical error. It is my gut feeling that this was the work of an incompetent medical practitioner, and by protecting him you are literally giving him a license to kill more of his patients.


very unfortunate

#1 sophisticated slaver » 2014-05-30 08:12

If it was gross negligence (or whatever the correct term is) the doctor/ hospital should have to be made accountable for what was done. It is just a pity the family couldn't afford to pay the pathologist. However, the universe has a way of letting things comes back around, so in the end I believe the doctor(s) will get their time of unfortunate circumstances. My prayers go out to her children and family. RIP Shamika and may the lord bless your children and family abundantly.

sophisticated slaver

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