Not every doctor has the interest of their patients in mind. They can be quick to blame the patient for a medical error, even if it’s a baby. An egregious case comes out of Russia that has made the news. The Digital Wise reports.
A young mother had hoped to give birth naturally at a public hospital in southwest Russia. However, doctors said that the baby had changed position and that the mother required a C-section. An epidural failed to block the pain, so they put her under with intravenous anesthesia.
When she woke up, her baby was delivered. However, there was a scalpel scar on the baby’s face. Doctors told her that her baby “shouldn’t have moved so much”.
The mother has also caught a fever following the c-section and is on antibiotics despite breastfeeding the baby. The hospital hasn’t explained their actions yet.
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This is a horrifying case and we hope that the mother and the baby are able to receive compensation under the laws of their country. We trust surgeons to know how to wield a scalpel, especially for delicate situations like this. If the blade had caught the child’s eyes, she could have been born permanently blind.
Blaming the injury on a child who is just being born is awful. We hope that this family receives justice.