Medical News Summary: Cesarean birth ends in tragedy after medical mistake


About: Cesarean birth ends in tragedy after medical mistake
Date: November 2004
Source: Khaleej Times
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Khaleej Times): A 39 year old woman entered a Jakarta hospital to have a cesarean birth. After the operation, doctors misdiagnosed the woman with hypertension and the drugs they administered caused her blood pressure to soar. Further medication resulted in a coma but the resulting stroke left her with 80% brain damage and in a vegetative state. Her husband want euthanasia to be allowed and he is suing the doctors for medical malpractice.
Related Disease Topics: Hypertension, Childbirth, Pregnancy, High blood pressure, Cesarean birth

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