A 27-year-old Russian woman suffered a horrific death, having been embalmed alive in a tragic medical failure.

Ekaterina Fedyaeva was put on a formalin drip, a solution which contains formaldehyde, instead of the saline drip she should have been put on.

Fedyaeva’s mother, Galina Baryshnikova, is accusing medics of “murder.”

The Daily Mail reports: The woman had been in hospital in her home city of Ulyanovsk in Russia for routine surgery.

She was given a drip normally infused into the veins of the dead to prevent decomposition.

Ekaterina suffered horrible pains and convulsions for two days before falling into a coma.

She was attached to a life support machine and her heart stopped several times.

After being flown to a top Moscow hospital, she woke up from her coma – but finally died of multiple organ failure.

Galina and husband Igor were with Fedyaeva.  Galina said she couldn’t truly describe the terrible condition her daughter was in when she woke, but attempted to relay the horror saying: “Her legs were moving, she had convulsions, her whole body was shaking. I put socks on her, then a robe, then a blanket but she was shivering to such an extent, I can’t even describe it.”

From the report: Formalin, made up of around 37 percent formaldehyde, is a colorless, strong-smelling chemical substance used in industry and well known to preserve human corpses.

Embalmers inject at least 11.3 liters of the fluid into the cadaver’s arterial system and body cavity to slow decay for burial ceremonies.

Drinking 30 milliliters of formalin can kill an adult, while drinking doses of concentrated formaldehyde can cause death from respiratory failure or lead to a coma.

It can also cause convulsions, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, vertigo and a host of other side effects.

Galina said Ekaterina was suffering for 14 hours after surgery while the medical staff “did nothing.”

Galina went in search of doctors and found them in a huddle discussing how to tell us that a terrible mistake had been made.

But they didn’t admit exactly what had happened.

The female chief doctor told her: “A medical mistake took place. She is in a coma now, her heart, lungs and liver stopped working.”


Although the medical team used 52 drugs in an effort to save Ekaterina, she tragically died.

A criminal investigation is now underway.

“I spoke to the criminal investigator, and he told me it was negligence” Galina reportedly said. “But this is pure murder.”