Emerson Hospital

What Happened to Mama?

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Emerson Hospital

What Happened to Mama?

A Mom’s Hospitalization Journey As Told by Pamela Pringle

The narrative of Mama's Story started on the morning of August 6, 2021 when I called an ambulance to take Mama, Doretha Hope Pringle, to Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts for rectal bleeding.

The Sudden Extenuating Circumstances

Later that morning, Mama was fatally injured and put on life support during a routine endoscopy and interventional radiology (IR) procedure. Mama never recovered and subsequently passed away in my arms on September 3, 2021, at 9:54 PM.

Being Stonewalled by the Medical Institution

I have serious concerns about the circumstances of Mama’s death. Instead of engaging in a conversation, Emerson Hospital put up a wall of silence.

Gathering Information To Make Decisions About Mama’s Health

Emerson Hospital had 27 days to provide full disclosure and transparency about my mother’s fatal injuries before I made the difficult decision to disconnect Mama from life support.

Silence From Her Gastroenterologist

After being appointed the Personal Representative of Mama’s estate, I contacted the gastroenterologist in the operating room for answers. I was met with the white wall of silence.

Sharing My Experience With Emerson Hospital

This website was created to record my journey in finding out what happened to Mama. I hope my experiences help others with their unique situation.

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About

The Promise That Fuels My Efforts

I drove Mama to Philadelphia to visit with Grandma. The visit went well, but Grandma was very worried about Mama. I told Grandma that she didn’t have to worry and that I would take care of Mama. That was the last conversation we had. Grandma passed away a week later. I kept my promise to Grandma for weeks and months and years. I kept my promise until August 6, 2021.

The Question That Needs Answering

Everyone in the operating room knows what happened to Mama. As the Health Care Proxy agent and the Personal Representative of the Doretha Hope Pringle Estate, I morally, legally and ethically deserve to know too.

My Call for Help

No one at Emerson Hospital will help me, but I am undeterred. I’m telling Mama's story publicly so I can find a doctor or a small team of doctors with integrity to sit with me and review Mama’s medical records to finally answer the question, “What Happened to Mama?”

MamaBW

Mama, aka Doretha Hope Pringle

The Love That Drives My Actions

I wouldn’t be what I am today without Mama. I definitely would not be an engineer without Mama’s support and encouragement. Mama spent her entire life supporting and fighting for me. If the situation was reversed, Mama would fight to find out what happened to me. I will never stop fighting for Mama.

Rest in peace, Mama. I’ll miss you forever. I love you!!!!!

Pamela Pringle
Personal Representative
Doretha Hope Pringle Estate

Contact

Let's Talk 

If you want to learn more about Mama’s hospitalization journey or my experiences trying to get information about Mama’s fatal injuries before her passing, feel free to reach out to me via email at DorethaPringleEstate@gmail.com or

Pamela Pringle
P.O. Box 172
Ayer, MA 01432

About

The Promise That Fuels My Efforts

I drove Mama to Philadelphia to visit with Grandma. The visit went well, but Grandma was very worried about Mama. I told Grandma that she didn’t have to worry and that I would take care of Mama. That was the last conversation we had. Grandma passed away a week later. I kept my promise to Grandma for weeks and months and years. I kept my promise until August 6, 2021.

The Question That Needs Answering

Everyone in the operating room knows what happened to Mama. As the Health Care Proxy agent and the Personal Representative of the Doretha Hope Pringle Estate, I morally, legally and ethically deserve to know too.

My Call for Help

I welcome help from any physician or another hospital, including affiliates like Massachusetts General Hospital and Mass General Brigham.

Please assist me in urging Emerson Hospital to provide full transparency into the circumstances of Mama's death.

The Love That Drives My Actions

I wouldn’t be what I am today without Mama. I definitely would not be an engineer without Mama’s support and encouragement. Mama spent her entire life supporting and fighting for me. If the situation was reversed, Mama would fight to find out what happened to me. I will never stop fighting for Mama.

Rest in peace Mama. I’ll miss you forever. I love you!!!!!
Pam

Contact

Let's Talk 

If you want to learn more about Mama’s hospitalization journey or my experiences trying to get information about Mama’s fatal injuries before her passing, feel free to reach out to me via email at DorethaPringleEstate@gmail.com

or

Pamela Pringle

P.O. Box 172

Ayer, MA 01432

MamaBW

Mama, aka Doretha Hope Pringle