Doctor accidentally left mobile phone inside patient’s stomach after c-section
People give doctors massive trust and they trust them with their life, literally. With every health problem encountered, the first person to go to is the doctor. But what will happen if the supposedly reliable and trustworthy doctor made a huge mistake? Doctors should be able to do their job with utmost skill and the best quality medical services that their patient deserves.
They do understand that they are dealing with life and death; one mistake could lead tragic endings. They have the responsibility of using the right tools, equipment and machines according to the needed procedure. They have to be aware of almost everything that they are using.
But sadly, there are a number of malpractice cases that are happening around the world, which makes some people, doubt the expertise and knowledge of doctors. Visiting a doctor or hospital should be a place where people should feel safe and know that they will come out with better results than they had went in with, but this is not always the case. But this is why some people then decide to opt to using the services of professional lawyers like Joye Law Firm, in the hopes of understanding what the best steps are to take following this negligence. It’s always encouraging to have someone on your side who has your best interests at heart.
1 Hanan Mahmoud Abdul Karin Admitted That She is a Victim of Medical Malpractice
She considered it the best news when she realized that she is pregnant. It was such a blessing for their family and the only thing she wanted to happen was to experience a safe delivery for her and her baby, which she did experience. Everyone was waiting for that day when she would finally give birth and when she did, everyone was just so excited to see her immediately.
Last 24th of April, Hanan was able to give birth to a healthy baby boy via caesarean section. The procedure went well and she thought that everything was fine. It was pure bliss for her and her family to hear such great news that everything is now good, and that she finally had a safe delivery for his baby boy after 9 months of waiting and taking care of him inside her body.
But she never did actually though that, she was a victim of medical malpractice, until something happened. Not everyone would be that they would be a victim of medical malpractice, however, it does happen and some people find themselves seeking help from law firms similar to Yarborough Applegate (https://www.yarboroughapplegate.com) in order to get the help they need for their case.
2 Her Stomach Vibrated
After the safe delivery of her child, Hanan, 36 years old, was completely discharged from a private hospital in Amman. However, it was not that long when her mother, Majeda Abdul Hamid, noticed that her daughter’s stomach was starting to vibrate. After that, Hanan eventually felt too much stomach pain and could not even move properly. The family was too worried so they have decided to bring her back to the hospital, only to know the most shocking thing they have ever heard in their life. They never knew that that kind of mistake will happen to Hanan, especially after all of them thought she had a safe delivery.
3 She Was Rushed to a Public Hospital
According to her mom, they brought her back to the hospital where she gave birth, but the doctors there didn’t do anything at all so the family decided to bring her in to a public hospital in Al-Bashir where the doctors had ordered to do an x-ray of her stomach to know what is the cause of the pain she was experiencing.
The case is quite new for them and since Hanan just underwent a surgery, they have to be careful on the kind of treatment that they will give Hanan. But after the x-ray and also other related treatments were done, they finally discovered what was causing the pain and it was surely shocking for everyone in the hospital to hear, especially for Hanan and her family. What they thought was a safe delivery was not so safe at all.
4 What’s inside?
There, in the x-ray scan is the main reason why she felt extreme pain. It was a foreign object that should never have been there. Inside her stomach was the mobile phone of his gynecologist which was allegedly left in there while having her caesarean section. After knowing that, the doctor in the hospital eventually decided to perform another surgery and remove the mobile phone inside her body. All were in total shock to discover that this kind of negligence have happened with that well-known private hospital.
5 They Filed Charges against the Gynecologist
Medical malpractice has been one of the most common problems of the medical industry and as much as possible, they want to put an end to it all over the world. Because of what Hanan experienced, they have decided to file charges against the gynecologist, together with the nurse and other people in the surgery room during her C-section.
The case was already in the Jordanian parliament, but according to the ministry of health, such case is only baseless and fabricated to ruin their image. Still, in the recent news, it was stated that the case is already being checked and more details will be released soon.
6 The Reactions of Other Practitioners
There are different reactions of people who have read and heard the news on the Internet, especially for the other practitioners who have shared the same oath with the gynecologist who carelessly left the mobile phone in his patient’s stomach. According to them, such kind of case should be considered unforgivable, and no matter what way you look at it, it is impossible for a mobile phone to be put inside a patient’s stomach by all means. The doctor holds full responsibility for this mistake.
It is also no secret that using mobile phones inside the surgery and delivery room is strictly prohibited in hospitals. That means that the doctor did not just do a very extreme malpractice but also disregarded the rules and regulations of the hospital. It is still unknown if the hospital will also face charges for letting their doctors freely use their mobile phones while inside such kind of rooms, especially while undergoing such procedures.