In a gripping and shocking exchange, a young French woman in mortal danger and agonizing pain called emergency services and told the operator she was going to die, only to have the operatory coldly respond, “”Yes … you will die, certainly, one day, like everyone else.” The 22-year-old woman died only a few hours later. . .
The operator then gave Musenga the phone number to SOS Médecins, France’s medical emergency service that sends doctors directly to a house. . .
According to CNN affiliate BFM TV, the lawyer for Musenga’s family said at a Thursday news conference that a doctor who came to Musenga’s house had her taken to a hospital, but she suffered two heart attacks soon after she arrived and eventually died. BFM TV reported that the initial autopsy showed symptoms of multiple organ failure and hemorrhaging.
The Musenga family lawyer told reporters, “There were no questions like: ‘Are you alone? Are you able to dial the phone number?’ ‘How long have you been hurt?’ Or ‘Are you in pain?’ All that she has had as treatment is indifference or cynicism.” Musenge’s father Policarpe told reporters, “We are waiting for justice to be done … to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Whether it was bad will or dysfunctions, it is a serious error.” (Read more from “Woman Calls 911 and Says She’s Dying. The 911 Operator’s Response Is Insane.” HERE)