One of the most exciting, yet scary times in a woman’s life is when they have to give birth. There is nothing comparable to bringing a new life into the world, but it does come at a price. And that is, you must undergo the birthing process which can be stressful on the body and even painful. However, with the experienced doctors and medication available to help ease this pain, some women find the birthing process to be easier than others. Unfortunately, one couple in San Diego went through a traumatic experience that wasn’t supposed to happen during the time their daughter was being born that will stick with them for the rest of their lives.
Huffington Post recently reported on August 3rdthat a woman who had been admitted into the hospital for labor and delivery, was given a C-section without anesthesia. As you know, a C-section is a rather invasive procedure and anesthesia helps the patient undergoing the surgery avoid feeling any of the pain associated with it. Unfortunately, this new mother said she felt everything.
When Delphina Mota, 26, was admitted into the Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside on November 15th, “she was more than 41 weeks pregnant.” The news outlet said that she was going to be induced and she also received an epidural. The next morning, “Mota’s blood pressure dropped and her obstetrician, Dr. Sandra Lopez, couldn’t find the baby’s heart rate.” That is when Lopez called for an emergency C-section but was unable to “reach the anesthesiologist on call, Dr. David Seif, although he was paged multiple times.”
Despite the fact that the anesthesiologist hadn’t shown up, Mota said Lopez told the staff to “strap her down.” She said it wasn’t long before she “felt cutting on her stomach” and “a burning sensation.” Mota’s fiancé was there at the time with her, however, he was not permitted to enter the surgery room. All he could hear was his fiancé’s screams until she passed out from the pain. He said, “If somebody put a knife in your stomach and cut you open, and had their hands on your insides, and ripped your baby out, you know. I just tried to put myself in her shoes. Just tried to wrap my mind around how it would feel to basically be gutted like a fish.”
Despite the traumatic experience the couple went through, their baby girl Cali, who is now seven months old, was born healthy. After the family went home and recovered, Mota decided that she wasn’t just going to just walk away from the hospital without recognizing the staff for the way they treated her. She decided to hire a San Diego medical malpractice lawyer and sue the Tri-City Medical Center. In the lawsuit that was filed in San Diego County, she accuses the facility of medical negligence as well as assault and battery.
 
When the facility was contacted for comment on the matter, nothing could be said on pending litigation.
 
The victim of an accident or medical error can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the negligent party who caused them to suffer in an effort to recover compensation for their damages.
When a person is injured or harmed by another, whether it is in a car accident, at a hospital, or while on someone else’s property, they are to be held accountable for their reckless or negligent behavior. If you have suffered an injury on account of someone else in San Diego, CA and would like to learn more about the legal options that are available to you that would help you hold that person liable for their mistake, contact San Diego personal injury attorney Bruce S. Meth.
 
You can reach The Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth at:
 
1761 Hotel Court, Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92108
619-691-8942

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