TITLE

Failure to Confine Pregnant Woman: $24.1 M Verdict

PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Aug2010 Supplement, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A pregnant woman exhibiting bleeding caused by placenta previa was hospitalized. Twelve days later, while walking to the bathroom, the woman experienced a massive hemorrhage, resulting in the premature birth of her twins. The hospital staff allegedly failed to adequately monitor the mother and confine her to bed, a necessity for women suffering from placenta previa. The resulting injuries to one of the infants have required multiple surgeries and rehabilitative sessions throughout her life, and she suffers from a continual debilitating condition.
ACCESSION #
53343945

 

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