A pregnant UK woman died after a surgeon accidentally removed an ovary when he meant to remove her appendix.
According to reports, 32-year-old Maria De Jesus was 20 weeks pregnant with her fourth child when she went into the hospital for appendicitis surgery. 19 days after the operation, the woman was dead after giving birth to a stillborn baby and suffering complications.
Now, the doctor who made the mistake, Dr. Yahya Al Abed, admitted to his error but says that there was no misconduct. Reports claim that Dr. Al Abed had only been working at the hospital for three weeks and had little experience performing this type of surgery.
In addition to accusations and charges against the Dr. Al Abed, senior surgical consultant Dr. Babatunde Coker is accused of failing to oversee the young surgeon. Dr. Coker allegedly told Al Amed that he would be â€œaroundâ€ during the procedure, but failed to properly assist Coker.
The post-death report says that De Jesus died of multiple organ failure. Both Dr. Al Amed and Dr. Coker are currently in court, and the hearing is expected to go until next month.