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Jean Pierre Adams

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Former PSG, Nimes & French international died at age 73. 

In 1982, Adams was administered a near fatal dose of anaesthetic, which caused brain damage. He was in a coma for nearly 40 years.

On the day of Adams' operation to repair a damaged tendon in his knee - suffered while on a coaching training camp - many staff at the hospital in Lyon were on strike.

His operation still went ahead, with the anaesthetist looking after eight patients, including Adams, at the same time. Adams was supervised by a trainee, who later said: "I was not up to the task I was entrusted with."

Between the anaesthetist and trainee, numerous errors were made, causing Adams to suffer a cardiac arrest and brain damage.

It wasn't until the mid-1990s that the anaesthetist and trainee were punished - a one-month suspended sentence and a 750 euro fine.

Since the accident, Adams has been cared for by his wife, Bernadette.  “Jean-Pierre feels, smells, hears, jumps when a dog barks. But he cannot see.”


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