Went in to Deliver Child, Left Without Any Kidneys!

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This is a shocking case of medical malpractice out of Hawaii.  A woman went into a hospital to deliver her third child.  During the labor and delivery process, her condition began to quickly deteriorate.  However, the hospital staff did not test her or otherwise suspect any other condition.  The hospital assisted her to give birth, and when after she gave birth when her condition was not improving, they THEN decided to run some other tests.

Well, she was septic.  And she had been septic due to a massive infection for some time, before she gave birth.  Because the hospital did nothing to evaluate her condition and still permitted a regular birth, the sepsis was allowed to fester and grow stronger.  It grew so strong that it caused permanent damage to her body.  The hospital did not even give her an IV of antibiotics after giving birth or when she was in evaluation!

In fact, it permanently damaged her two kidneys beyond repair and they died when she went into septic shock from multi-organ failure.  BOTH of this brave mother’s kidneys had to be removed.  Both!  This was due to the fact that the hospital allowed the sepsis to continue to grow stronger, rather than testing her and performing a c-section to then treat the infection.

This is a horrible case and the mother will have permanent restrictions forever.  While she received a kidney transplant, many of these restrictions will never be lifted.  The future costs of her healthcare will be extremely high.

All due to medical malpractice in failing to test for infection!  Horrible!  Such a low burden, but the cost of failing to do so was so high!

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