Articles Posted in Labor & Delivery Negligence

Doe, 24, underwent a cesarean section to deliver her twins. After the delivery, the on-call obstetrician, Dr. Mohannad Rajjoub, attempted to remove the placenta.

Doe, who suffered from placenta accreta, experienced massive hemorrhaging that required a blood transfusion, which was done approximately 30 minutes later.

A placenta accreta is a very serious pregnancy condition. It occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall. Often times, the placenta in these cases detaches from the uterine wall after childbirth. This can cause severe blood loss after the delivery, which happened in the case of the birth of the twins.
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Qiao Chen, 36, underwent an emergency cesarean section to deliver her twins. After the delivery, she experienced severe uterine bleeding and was transferred to the hospital’s post-anesthesia care unit.

Chen’s bleeding continued, her vital signs deteriorated, and she went into hemorrhagic shock. Hemorrhagic shock occurs when the body begins to shut down due to large amounts of blood loss. If the bleeding isn’t stopped immediately, the risk of death is great.

The emergency room staff administered packed red blood cells of fluid. The treating obstetrician, Dr. Thomas Tuan-Tong Lee, attempted to obtain additional blood products, but they were not readily available.
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Zulma Unzueta appealed from a judgment entered after a jury trial in favor of the defendant Asmik Akopyan, M.D., on Unzueta’s action for medical malpractice.

Dr. Akopyan served as the anesthesiologist during the birth of Unzueta’s child, after which Unzueta’s right leg was permanently paralyzed.

The jury found Dr. Akopyan breached the duty of care she owed Unzueta, but the breach did not cause the plaintiff’s paralysis.
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