TZFAT, Israel (PNN) - April 7, 2021 - The Times of Israel is reporting that a 22-year-old girl has died from myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, two weeks after receiving her second dose of the experimental mRNA Pfizer injection.
The family of Shirel Hilel (also sometimes spelled Shirel Halal) is suing the hospital where she died, claiming she did not get proper treatment.
According to the Times of Israel, there have been other cases of myocarditis among Israelis who received both vaccine shots, but all had been reportedly successfully treated.
Hilel received her second vaccine dose two weeks ago, her sister Nofar told Channel 13 news. She later reported feeling unwell and said she was experiencing muscle pain.
“I told her, ‘take [a pain killer]. No help? Tomorrow go to the doctor,’” Nofar said.
However, Hilel’s condition worsened and she began to have difficulty breathing and pains in her chest and was taken to Safed’s Ziv Medical Center.
At the hospital, Hilel was diagnosed with myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, which her boyfriend Eyal said the doctor compared to a swollen shoulder.
“I said okay, three, four days or a week. I’ll be with her as much as needed,” he said.
Hilel was eventually taken to the cardiac care unit, where her family asserted she was not sufficiently watched over by hospital staff.
“I looked at the monitor, I saw the breaths. The monitor was beeping and no one approached,” Nofar said.
Two days later, she said, her sister collapsed.
“I got ready so quickly and said, ‘I’ll go up [to the hospital] to see what we can save.’ Five minutes later they called to say she died,” Nofar said.
She added, “She just deteriorated before their eyes and no one, just no one even lifted a hand and said, she isn’t receiving care.”