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Grave medical error to result in malpractice suit

Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 1:51 pm    

A woman still does not possess a birth certificate for her premature daughter, who is in critical condition, but she does have a death certificate for the newborn, after a medical error took place in an Argentinian hospital.

The woman went into labor on April 3, and, shortly after giving birth, was told that her baby did not survive. She was overwhelmed with sadness when a death certificate was presented to her, just 20 minutes after delivering the supposed stillborn baby. Doctors placed the girl’s fragile body in a casket and took her to the morgue.

The newborn was inside the morgue for 12 hours before her parents were able to visit her to tell her goodbye. When her casket was reopened, the child’s mother thought she was going crazy when she saw her stillborn daughter breathing and making faint noises. A morgue worker confirmed that the child was indeed alive, and the baby was whisked back to the hospital in hopes of recovery.

An investigation into this case has been started, and until answers are discovered, five different medical professionals have been placed on suspension.