August 9, 2022



Texas veteran dies of treatable gallstone pancreatitis while waiting for hospital bed

Daily Mail UK

A U.S. Army veteran died of a treatable illness while waiting for a hospital bed as doctors struggled to find a facility that would accept him.

Daniel Wilkinson, 46, of Belville, Texas – 60 miles west of Houston – started feeling ill last week and decided to visit the ER near his home, reported CBS This Morning.

He was diagnosed with gallstone pancreatitis, which occurs when gallstones block the opening from the pancreas to the first part of the small intestine.

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