Emergency department physicians at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.) rushed a woman to trauma care after she presented to the ED with panic attack symptoms and zombie makeup on her face, according to FOX 2 Detroit.
The patient, a professional dancer named Jai Fears, was taken to Beaumont’s level 1 trauma center after suffering a panic attack. She was three hours into getting makeup applied to her face when the symptoms began. When Ms. Fears presented to the ED, she was still wearing the makeup, which intended to make the flesh around her nose and mouth appear burned or decayed.
Ms. Fears said Beaumont Royal Oak physicians scrambled to care for her, adding the physicians said, “Let’s get her back to trauma now and she’s probably going into shock, she’s not making any sense.”
In a statement to FOX 2 Detroit, Beauount said it couldn’t comment on Ms. Fears specifically, but did say: “The emergency room is not a place for fun and games. They see many patients with severe medical issues where lives are at stake. Doctors need to be able to focus on those patients with true emergencies.”
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