Blood Transfusion Delay Kills New Mother

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  November 16, 2011 at 3:52 PM Medico Legal News
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A series of mistakes in Darlington Memorial Hospital's maternity unit led to the death of a mother days after she delivered twin sons, an inquest has heard. Significant post partum hemorrhage (PPH) followed by kidney and liver failure due to lack of medical and midwifery communication contributed to complications which ultimately led to her death.
 Blood Transfusion Delay Kills New Mother
Blood Transfusion Delay Kills New Mother

38-year old Joanne Hatton lost 2-liters blood during the caesarean section. Dr. Ahmed Ali had called for an urgent blood transfusion. But the hospital staff's failure to give the transfusion triggered a series of errors condition worsened.

County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust have admitted liability.

Source: Medindia

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