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ER doctor says he believes George Floyd’s cause of death was asphyxia

ER doctor says he believes George Floyd’s cause of death was asphyxia

Dr. Bradford Langenfeld, who pronounced George Floyd dead, testified that he theorized at the time that Floyd most likely died of asphyxiation. Dr. Langenfeld was the 1st witness to give evidence in the 2nd week of Derek Chauvin’s trial. He also said that there was nothing in the paramedics’ reports to suggest that they were concerned that Floyd had either suffered a heart attack or drug overdose.

Simone
Simone
noonespecific
noonespecific 1 weeks

Lack of oxygen. Like how fentnyanl kills by slowing or stopping breathing.

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 1 weeks

Yeah he couldnt breathe because an officer was kneeling on his neck.

Noah PaulOG
Noah PaulOG 1 weeks

Was that diagnosis before or after the toxicology test?

John W
John W 1 weeks

We all agree it's Asphyxia. Drug overdoses cause asphyxiation 23% of 'overdose' fatalities were caused by asphyxiation https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14563544/ https://www.healthline.com/health/foaming-at-the-mouth Overdose causes foaming at the mouth because organs like the heart and lungs can’t function properly. Slowed heart or lung movements causes fluids to gather in the lungs, which can mix with carbon dioxide and come out of the mouth like a foam. Chauvin Trial Day 3 Wrap-Up: Floyd Was “High” with Foam Around His Mouth https://lawofselfdefense.com/chauvin-trial-day-3-wrap-up-floyd-was-high-with-foam-around-his-mouth/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15296619/ Acute respiratory failure is a common complication of drug abuse. It is more likely to develop in the setting of chronic lung disease or debility in those with limited respiratory reserve. Drugs may acutely precipitate respiratory failure by compromising respiratory pump function and/or by causing pulmonary pathology. Polysubstance overdoses are common, and clinicians should anticipate complications related to multiple drugs. Impairment of respiratory pump function may develop from central nervous system (CNS) depression (suppression of the medulla oblongata, stroke or seizures) or respiratory muscle fatigue (increased respiratory workload, metabolic acidosis). Drug-related respiratory pathology may result from parenchymal (aspiration-related events, pulmonary edema, hemorrhage, pneumothorax, infectious and non-infectious pneumonitides), airway (bronchospasm and hemorrhage), or pulmonary vascular insults (endovascular infections, hemorrhage, and vasoconstrictive events). Alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, and benzodiazepines are the most commonly abused drugs that may induce events leading to acute respiratory failure.

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