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Struggling to deliver baby stuck inside cervix, doctors tear off infant's head from body

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Dec 29, 2017, 7:13 pm IST
Updated : Dec 29, 2017, 7:13 pm IST

The mother says that she knew that the baby was alive when they arrived as she had an echo test.

The heartbroken parents have filed a case of gross negligence against the hospital (Photo: AFP)
 The heartbroken parents have filed a case of gross negligence against the hospital (Photo: AFP)

The job of doctors comes with a lot of important responsibilities be it saving lives of people, carrying out difficult procedures or ensuring effective treatment. But medical negligence often leads to horrifying consequences, and in case of childbirth the cases can be heartbreaking.

In a shocking case from Argentina, doctors accidentally tore off an infant’s head during a delivery. The incident occurred as they were trying to deliver a premature baby when the child got stuck inside.

 

The head of the child remained inside the mother and was later delivered naturally as the father was shocked to find doctors holding the child’s headless body. The heartbroken parents have filed a case of gross negligence against the hospital.

The mother says that she knew that the baby was alive when they arrived as she had an echo test and her husband heard the baby’s heart beating. They said that they aren’t sure if it was a midwife or a doctor who pulled the baby out causing its head to separate from the body.

The woman said that the doctor was stretching and turning the baby which was painful, but paid no heed when she complained. She also added that no one explained what had happened and just told her that the baby’s head was still inside her.

 

Meanwhile the hospital’s director said that while they will cooperate with investigations, medics won’t be suspended until negligence is proven.

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