An obese woman claims she was given just days to live after she developed deadly sepsis from a gastric sleeve operation.
Laura Battrum, 35, from Birmingham, was severely overweight at 22 stone (308lbs) when she decided weight-loss surgery was her only option.
Due to her suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the NHS agreed to pay for the operation, which took place last January.
Thrilled, Miss Battrum thought she was one step closer to her dream of starting a family with her partner of eight years Steve, 37.
Instead, she claims she developed sepsis and was given three days to live before being put in an induced coma for a month.
After spending a total of four months in hospital, Miss Battrum is finally back at home. But the health and social assessor is now forced to use a colostomy bag, and battles mobility problems and fatigue every day.
Two men were convicted over the weekend for the 2012 killing of a Toronto woman. An Ontario Superior Court jury found Dellen Millard and Mark Smich guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Laura Babcock, according to Canada’s CBC News. Among the evidence which helped convict them was a homemade video of Smich performing a rap: “”The bitch started off all skin and bone / Now the bitch lay on some ash stone / Last time I saw her was outside the home / And if you go swimming you can find her phone.” He later told friends the rap was based on truth.
Millard and Smich are already serving life sentences for the 2013 murder of Tim Bosma, who they killed after going on a test drive with him in a truck he was trying to sell. Bosma’s remains were later found in an industrial incinerator on