TITLE

Failure to offer C/S for suspected macrosomia

PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Contemporary OB/GYN;Jan2007, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
23796706

 

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