Morbidly Obese Woman Dies Family Floor Days

Thursday, 12 April 2012 | comments

Morbidly Obese Woman Dies Family Floor Days---A morbidly obese woman, 54, has died as she fell off her couch family memebers left her on the floor for almost three days. Police states that after the woman fell from the couch, her family tried to lift her up but could not as the woman, at 350 pounds, was too heavy to lift back onto the couch. But they didn’t call EMS for three days.

The morbidly obese woman, whose identity has not been released, was taken to a hospital Feb. 25 after firefighters were called to her home.

The woman had bed sores and an infection and later died at Via Christi Hospital, which would not say when she died.

The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services is investigating.

Police were notified of the incident by SRS on Wednesday. The woman lived with her mother and brother in the 200 block of South Parkwood Lane, southwest of Douglas and Edgemoor in east Wichita.

The mother said she only called for help when her daughter stopped talking. Because of her weight, she developed bed sores, which later became infected. Her mother said she didn’t know the situation was until that point.
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