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A Woman Undergoing A Caesarean Section Without Anesthesia, She Attacks The Hospital In Court

A Woman Undergoing A Caesarean Section Without Anesthesia, She Attacks The Hospital In Court

Information for the least uplifting has been revealed. A 25-year-old Californian woman was reported to have had a caesarean section without anesthesia. The young woman and her fiance sued the Tri-City Medical Center in California for medical misconduct and error and claim $ 5 million for the physical and emotional trauma suffered.

In an interview with BuzzFeed News, an American media company, Delfina Mota, a 25-year-old woman who was 41 weeks pregnant, was reported to have undergone a cesarean section without the benefit of anesthesia. Indeed, due to complications and the impossibility of giving birth vaginally, the Tri-City Medical Center team prefers to opt for cesarean delivery.

Caesarean section without anesthesia
Cesarienne, which according to the young woman, has taken place but without anesthesia beforehand! Information formally denied by the hospital establishment by declaring in a press release that the safety and quality of care of patients are the top priorities of the Medical Center

According to the indictment, Delfina Mota's doctor reportedly attempted to unsuccessfully join the anesthetist on duty. The medical team would then have attached the young woman to the operating table and started to incise without anesthesia. This one, describes what she lived, as worthy of a real horror movie.

When Delfina recounts this painful and traumatic event both psychologically and physically, the emotion is still very present. According to her and her husband, the anesthetist would not have entered until after the surgery.

The report of the obstetrician present during the intervention, confirms the story of the young woman stating that in the absence of the anesthesiologist, he did indeed the cesarean section, statement that always denied the hospital ensuring that Delfina has been properly administered anesthetic prior to delivery.

The couple is claiming more than $ 5 million in damages for moral and physical injury.

Risk factors for anesthesia in surgery
It may seem at first glance, completely improbable, but there are indeed cases of this type even if they are extremely rare. In between doses of poorly calculated anesthetics, inappropriate analgesics, or semi-conscious states, "risk" factors actually exist during a surgical procedure.

Dr. Gilles Plourde, an anesthetist at the Montreal Neurology Hospital, states that situations where the patient is fully conscious and experiences intense and prolonged pain during surgery remain extremely rare. However, this "phenomenon" is well recognized by the medical profession as a risk factor related to anesthesia but is generally not associated with poor medical practice. This kind of event may be related to poor assimilation of hypnotics administered before an intervention such as a resistance of the body of a patient based on his medical history, age or body.

Dr. Plourde added that episodes of transient awakening can also occur as a result of a mechanical error or in the least human case, such as the failure of a pump, an error in the calculation of doses or a change in the concentration of drugs.

A study conducted by the Royal College of Anesthesiologists and the Association of Anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland concerning accident awareness during general anesthesia, showed that the experience of the state of consciousness was usually short-term, either at the beginning or the end of the surgical procedure. Half of those who were aware of what was happening to them were shaken by this experience and 41% reported suffering long-term psychological harm.

The sensations felt were pain, paralysis and choking. According to the study, these cases also involve individual as well as organizational mistakes.

All of this leads to asking the right questions about the traumatic event that Delfina will have experienced even though she gave birth to a healthy little girl.

So state of consciousness, medical error, poor assimilation of hypnotics and other muscle relaxants? Only justice can reveal the true causes of this incident, which is disturbing and fortunately rare.