Obese woman dies after being left where she fell on floor for 3 weeks www.privateofficer.com
Wichita KS April 6 2012 Police in Kansas are investigating a case of a morbidly obese woman who may have been left sitting on the floor for up to 3 weeks.
Police reports say the 54-year-old east Wichita woman fell off the couch and she couldn’t get up. Her mother and brother tried to lift her, but failed because of her size.
At that point, the family then left her on the florr, though the mother says that she tried feeding her daughter for three days until she realized that she was no longer responsive and at that point, she called an ambulance.
But the police report says it would be between 3 days and 3 weeks before the family called EMS for help. The woman died later at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis due to bed sores and infection.
The mother says her daughter weighed 350 pounds and when she fell off the couch she claimed to be fine. The mother also said she continued to talk to her daughter for several days as she layed on the floor and seemed to be okay.
She says she didn’t know how serious the situation was.
Police are considering charges and are consulting with the state on this matter.