The family of a much-loved Australian bodybuilding champ who died following complications from a kidney transplant say a Sydney health center is concealing the reality. After collapsing at home on August 31, 2011, Luke Wood, 35, was rushed to Westmead Hospital where he passed away from a severe hemorrhage, 8 weeks before he was his wedding.
He had actually undergone a kidney transplant on August 20, but on August 23 his body started revealing indications of rejecting the organ.
Mr Wood was taken to a health center and provided drugs for dark contusions that appeared on his abdomen. He was discharged on August 26 and informed to return for day-to-day check-ups for a month, however passed away five days later. His death is being examined by the NSW Coroner – with a certain focus on his treatment at Westmead Hospital. His fiance informed press reporters outside the Glebe Coroners Court on Monday that his family feel cheated.
“Obviously there’s something that’s taken place that they’re trying to conceal and we simply really want the truth to come out,” Nora Haddad stated, with her sister and Mr Wood’s sister at her side.
She described her fiance as an inspiring, modest, gentle giant who invested lots of time with fans. Arnold Schwarzenegger had actually personally welcomed Mr Wood to his eponymous bodybuilding competitors. As a more youthful man Mr Wood played with the Canterbury-Bankstown and Balmain Rugby League junior clubs, where he developed his interest in bodybuilding.
Concerns have actually been raised about whether Mr Wood was on steroids and if they played a part in his death.
“Luke admitted to utilize of steroids to some physicians,” counsel aiding the coroner Patrick Griffin stated on Monday.
“His musculature was consistent with using steroids.”.
However Ms Haddad stated she didn’t think that steroids ought to be a problem in this case.
The investigation continues…