In a shocking incident, a 27-year-old-woman died in excruciating agony after being embalmed alive due to a horrific medical blunder.
Ekaterina Fedyaeva's mother accused medics of 'murder' after they put her daughter on a formalin drip - a solution contain formaldehyde - instead of saline.
The woman had been in hospital in her home city of Ulyanovsk in Russia for routine surgery and shockingly was given a drip normally infused into the veins of the dead to prevent decomposition.
Ekaterina suffered horrible pains and convulsions for two days before falling into a coma.
She was attached to a life support machine and her heart stopped several times.
After being flown to a top Moscow hospital, she woke up from her coma - but finally died of multiple organ failure.
Speaking about the horrific ordeal, her mother Galina Baryshnikova said, “'Her legs were moving, she had convulsions, her whole body was shaking. I put socks on her, then a robe, then a blanket but she was shivering to such an extent, I can't even describe it.”
According to her no doctor came to see her although she was coming round from anaesthetic and was suffering from chronic stomach pains and vomiting.
The bereaved mother added that they had no idea it was formalin and while the doctors knew very well that they washed up her body with a poison - and they did nothing to help…”
According to her mum Ekaterina lived for 14 hours with the formalin in her blood but medics offered her no help.
Galina went in search of doctors and found them in a huddle 'discussing how to tell them that a terrible mistake had been made.'
However, Galina said that they were not too forward in accepting their error.
The female chief doctor told her: 'A medical mistake took place. She is in coma now, her heart, lungs and liver stopped working. She is attached to an artificial lung ventilator.”
Ekaterina was moved to the regional clinic where the doctor told Galina and Igor about the appalling blunder.
Medics used 52 drugs in a desperate attempt to save the woman, then she was flown to the Moscow hospital but tragically died.
Ekaterina was buried on 7 April and a criminal investigation is underway.