Happeh Theory makes various claims that are frequently derided or rejected because they contradict findings and statements by scientists and doctors. Because the public is trained to respect, trust and believe anything scientists and doctors say, it is difficult to convince people who come across the claims of Happeh Theory to give them serious consideration. Many people simply reject the claims of Happeh Theory without giving and thought or consideration to the ideas at all, because they are unable or simply refuse to question what they have been told by scientists or doctors.
The posts in this section of the website present examples of situations in which doctors and scientists admit they are wrong, are proven to be wrong, or turn out to be wrong, because a trusting member of the public has died or suffered serious trauma or injury due to their unquestioning trust in a doctor or scientist.
This particular blog post contains a news story about a poor young women of only 18 years of age who went to the doctor complaining of feeling ill. The doctor examined her and decided to send her home with ibuprofen. Later that day the young woman died.
Doctors these days are trained to save money for the hospital as a first priority, then treat illness as a second priority. The author of this blog has been the victim of treatment similar to the treatment of this young woman, proving her case is not a one time accident. In fact, almost every one of the few visits the author of this blog has made to a doctor have all resulted in the standard hospital cost saving advice “to go to the store and buy some ibuprofen”. The latest instance of that type of advice resulted in the author suffering from extreme pain for a period of 8 months.
Anyone reading this blog should never unquestioningly accept the pronouncements of scientists or doctors, because scientists and doctors are frequentlywrong, and can be wrong in situations so serious they can result in someone’s death. And if doctors and scientists can be wrong in serious situations that result in someone’s death, then it is reasonable to believe that they can be wrong in the advice and pronouncements they make that contradict the claims of Happeh Theory.
The original news story about the poor young woman dying as a result of trusting a doctor can be found below.
A young Great Britain athlete died from meningitis just hours after a junior doctor on his first week in A&E wrongly diagnosed a stomach bug, an inquest heard.
Ellie Penrose, a promising 18-year-old triathlete, was taken to hospital by her family after complaining of a headache and sensitivity to light.
She was seen by newly-qualified Dr Don Hettiarachchi who diagnosed gastroenteritis and dehydration and sent her home with paracetamol and ibuprofen.
But an inquest heard she was “inappropriately discharged” from Hull Royal Infirmary, in East Yorkshire, after the “failure in care”.
Hours later, her parents Tom and Pauline dialled 999 after finding her critically ill on her bed at their home. She was taken to hospital, but died later the same day from “overwhelming sepsis” caused by meningococcal septicaemia.
Hours before she died last August, Miss Penrose discovered she had excelled in her A-levels and was destined for university.
Dr Hettiarachchi admitted to the Hull inquest he was “not 100 per cent sure” of the root cause of Miss Penrose’s illness when he saw her in the hospital at 3am on August 12 last year.
With no consultant available, he consulted with fellow trainee Dr Ayman Ghoneim in a corridor before discharging her.
Coroner Professor Paul Marks asked if he had considered meningitis and Dr Hettiarachchi replied: “I did. When I examined her there was no rash. There was blotching on her face. I felt it was more viral.”
Questioned by the Penrose family’s lawyer, Dr Hettiarachchi added: “I did not treat it as meningitis because I felt it didn’t fit with the general picture.”
Asked if he would have done anything differently, he replied: “Lots of things. I would have consulted with a registrar or above.”
Dr Hettiarachchi accepted he did not highlight key observations – crucially, Miss Penrose’s high blood pressure, low pulse rate and skin blotching – to Dr Ghoneim, but denied a claim that he had already reached a diagnosis.
Dr Ghoneim told the inquest: “He (Dr Hettiarachchi) said observations were normal.”
Mrs Penrose said Miss Penrose, a student at private Hymers College in Hull, had felt tired the day before she died.
She said: “At 6.30pm I told Ellie that tea was ready. She said that she had a headache and could not bear the light being on. I was becoming concerned and rang NHS Direct.”
Mrs Penrose, from Cottingham, East Yorkshire, was advised to take her daughter to the East Riding Community Hospital in Beverley where they arrived at 9pm.
She added: “A nurse announced that staff were dealing with two serious cases. Unless you presented with a serious medical condition you were told to leave A&E.”
The mother and daughter were advised to go to A&E and they arrived at Hull Royal Infirmary at 11pm, where they were eventually seen by Dr Hettiarachchi.
“The doctor said Ellie was dehydrated and was suffering from gastroenteritis,” said Mrs Penrose.
“Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time, and we are very sorry for their loss” Kevin Phillips, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust”
She was too ill to collect her A-level results at 7.30am, but discovered online that she had been awarded a place at the University of York to study maths.
Shortly afterwards, she complained of pins and needles in her face, neck and back. An ambulance was called and took Miss Penrose – now complaining of abdominal pain – back to A&E.
She was seen quickly at 11.30am, but was not given antibiotics until 1pm, around the same time a scan revealed her body was in “shutdown”. She died a short time later.
Dr Mark Simpson, clinical director for emergency medicine at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, wrote a serious incident report after the death.
He said there had been “a failure in care” and Miss Penrose had been “inappropriately discharged”.
He criticised the delay in administering antibiotics, while denouncing “human errors made by junior doctors” and “the failure to identify key observations”.
Dr Simpson said Miss Penrose would have had the “optimum” chance of survival had antibiotics been administered at 3am, but was unable to say if she would have lived.
The coroner adjourned the hearing, saying he wanted an expert to assess whether she would have survived if she had been given antibiotics sooner.
Kevin Phillips, chief medical officer for Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “It is clear that this is a very tragic case. Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time, and we are very sorry for their loss.”