Case: Bucklew v. Precythe, method of carrying out death penalty regarding 8th amendment. Medical expert, CCM/anesthesiologist at Emory, said the following (paraphrased) from the article:
Russell Bucklew is a death row inmate in Missouri who suffers from a rare medical condition called cavernous hemangioma. Due to this disorder, his body is covered with tumors filled with blood vessels. Tumors in Bucklew’s neck and throat, his lips and uvula, which make it difficult for him to breathe. They are highly sensitive and frequently squirt blood. A medical expert, Dr. Joel Zivot, has testified that if Missouri administers a lethal injection to Bucklew, he will die a slow, agonizing death. His tumors will rupture and fill his mouth with blood, and he will suffocate to death in unbearable pain, choking and convulsing on the gurney as he dies
Is this true? Lethal injection is usually some anesthetic/sedative, then paralytic, then potassium. Does not sound like any reaction/side affects/contraindications I have heard of but we do not pump people full or potassium nor am I anesthesia/CCM. Thanks for any evidenced based replies.
PS. Do not care for opinion regarding death penalty, just if what the "expert said is true".
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