Hospital Negligence Caused Death Of Our Pregnant Daughter, Parents Claim
23rd December 2013
Medical negligence was to blame for our daughter’s death, the parents of Carly Rebecca Harper are claiming in an inquest in Birkinhead.
Carly, 26, was five months pregnant when she went into premature labour on May 17th 2012. She went to Arrowe Park Hospital and on May 19th, she spoke with a consultant about the risks of a premature birth and about the fact that the infant may not survive the procedure.
At 15:15, an ultrasound scan showed that the foetus was dying and doctors agreed to induce labour. At around 21:28, the foetus was delivered, six hours after it had died. Carly was taken to Critical Care, and died the next morning at 9:10.
Her family alleges that Arrowe Park Hospital staff did not manage Carly’s severe sepsis properly and that this equated to negligent obstetric treatment. Although the maternity ward was busy, doctors and nurse allegedly did not prioritise their patient’s properly.
It is hoped that the inquest will make the exact circumstances of Carly’s death will become clear in the inquest. A hearing opened on Tuesday December 3rd, closing later that day, with a full hearing scheduled to take place in the future.
An Arrowe Park Hospital spokesperson said that it would not be right to comment on this case until the inquest has reached a conclusion.
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