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Family turns to media for help in getting justice for comatose ‘pretty’ product presenter Wirawan

By Thanakorn Wongnang 
The Nation

 

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The relatives of a comatose woman, who lost her unborn baby after having a body massage at a shop in a Chiang Mai mall compound last month, sought help from the media on Tuesday to ensure that both she and her family get justice.

 

Twenty-five-year-old “pretty” product presenter Wirawan Ketkesi suffered a seizure after the massage on January 11, causing her heart to stop and prompting the massage-shop employee to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on her, before rushing her to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, said Wirawan’s father Boonmee Ketkesi, 56. 

 

Boonmee’s brother Chaiwat Khamya, 54, told the media that Wirawan – who was six months pregnant at the time – had been comatose ever since, while her baby had died in the womb that day and had to be surgically removed. 

 

Doctors have told the family to prepare for the worst for Wirawan, as her condition is critical and she requires respiratory aid all the time, he said.

 

The family filed a police complaint with the Phuping Rajaniwet precinct, but the case has failed to make much progress as police investigators told them to talk to the massage shop, which they have done but without reaching any conclusion, Chaiwat explained. 

 

He urged the massage shop to take responsibility over what had happened to Wirawan, as she is a single mother raising a five-year-old son alone, her husband currently serving time in jail for an unspecified offence.

 

In response to the media’s inquiry over progress in the police probe, Chiang Mai police deputy chief Pol Colonel Piyapan Pattarapongsin said he had already instructed the case-supervising officer to serve as a mediator for both sides in negotiating a satisfactory outcome.

 

He will therefore keep the media posted about how the case progresses, he added.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30363572

 

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16 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

I'm not sure why the massage shop is liable.

Maybe it is, maybe it isn't!

 

The last massage I had here, a leg massage, was about 12 years ago; never again!  Within 12 hours, both my feet were swollen to such an extent, that I could hardly walk for about 3 days; it was a week before I could even wear any kind if footware.

 

One question I have asked myself numerous times since then:  Does any Thai worker, have any kind of qualification, to do any job here?

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16 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

I'm not sure why the massage shop is liable. They probably did the bog standard massage. Lady may have had an underlying condition

Indeed.

 

There may or may not be a connection between the massage and the seizure and the cardiac arrest. People have seizures every day in Thailand even after not having been for a massage.

 

However in true Thai style the [non-]investigation and following dispute are just carried out by sentimental calls for sympathy and compensation whilst the cops just try to figure out which side has the higher status and connections and how they can make some money out of it (they probably have already had some cash out of the massage shop).

 

An expensive, objective medical examination is the only way to resolve this and even then the answers may be inconclusive.

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Maybe it is, maybe it isn't!
 
The last massage I had here, a leg massage, was about 12 years ago; never again!  Within 12 hours, both my feet were swollen to such an extent, that I could hardly walk for about 3 days; it was a week before I could even wear any kind if footware.
 
One question I have asked myself numerous times since then:  Does any Thai worker, have any kind of qualification, to do any job here?
you sound like you had an underlying condition? diabetes? something else? I've had thousands of massages and no swollen feet
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Massages don't kill people.

 

According to some reports in Thai she had a blood clot, nothing to do with the massage but this being Thailand, it's always someone elses fault. 

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My daughter wss visiting me from USA when she got a massage in Pattaya shop known to be good. Masseuse didn't know meaning of "gentle". She was 6 months pregnant and had miscarriage 4 days later. Connection?

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No happy ending in this story and not sure there is any link between massage and coma unless they were using a brick 🤔

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Is this a case of Post Massage Soreness and Malaise (PMSM)? 

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3 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:
3 hours ago, Moti24 said:
Maybe it is, maybe it isn't!
 
The last massage I had here, a leg massage, was about 12 years ago; never again!  Within 12 hours, both my feet were swollen to such an extent, that I could hardly walk for about 3 days; it was a week before I could even wear any kind if footware.
 
One question I have asked myself numerous times since then:  Does any Thai worker, have any kind of qualification, to do any job here?

you sound like you had an underlying condition? diabetes? something else? I've had thousands of massages and no swollen feet

The only underlying condition I have is the annual jumping through hoops exercise at immigration.

 

Some things never change!

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