Failure to offer C/S for suspected macrosomia

January 2007
Contemporary OB/GYN;Jan2007, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p41
Academic Journal
The article deals with the allegations of a woman that the hospital and her physicians failed to inform her of the diagnosis of macrosomia and to offer her a caesarean section (C/S). The physician who delivered the patient's baby used a vacuum and continued with the procedure despite encountering a shoulder dystocia. Both juries and judges agreed that the possibility for dystocia and injury and to offer the C/S option should be in the consent for vaginal delivery.


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