Doctor probed for man's death after sprained ankle

Health deteriorated after sprain a month ago

Doctor probed for man's death after sprained ankle

(ANSA) – Bologna, November 1 – An Italian doctor has been placed under investigation for the death of a man in relation to a pulmonary embolism that may have been provoked after he sought medical assistance for a sprained ankle, amid concern he was given insufficient anticoagulants. Eugenio Flaviano, a 56-year-old self-employed man from Bologna, sprained his ankle on January 11 when he tripped whilst walking on the street. He was treated at the Rizzoli hospital in Bologna, where doctors also prescribed him an anticoagulant, deemed as essential due to his 115 kilogram weight. The man started feeling ill in the following days, suffering from loss of sensation in his fingers and breathing pains. He was prescribed anti inflammatory medicine and paracetamol in the following days, the latter by his family doctor. He died on February 9. The probe was triggered by the man's wife filing a complaint to Bologna prosecutor Massimiliano Rossi.

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