According to a lawsuit filed by one woman, Delfina Mota, she did not receive anesthesia for a cesarean section for the birth of her baby last November. What was to be one of the best days of her and her boyfriend, Paul Iheanachor, lives, became a nightmare. Tri-City Medical Center continues to deny any wrongdoing.
Mota was 41 weeks pregnant when the horrible incident occurred. After being rushed to the hospital for the procedure, medical staff could not get a hold of anesthesiologist Dr. David Seif. They tried to page him numerous times.
In an interview with People, Mota says that she was crying because she didn’t know what was going on and was terrified. As she was laying on the operation table, the obstetrician, Dr. Sandra Lopez told her that they have to ‘just do it.’ Afterward, that’s when Mota began to feel them cut her open. While the doctor was operating, nurses were holding her down. Next thing she knows, she passes out.
Woman Has Cesarean Section Without Anesthesia Wants Hospital To Pay For Damage
Iheanachor says that he was outside of the delivery room while his girlfriend was in their screaming before everything went silent.
The couple is suing the hospital for loss of consortium, malpractice, assault and battery, and negligent infliction of emotional distress. They are hoping to receive at least $5.75 million in damages. According to Mota, the baby is happy and doing just fine.
According to the hospital, they contest that the patient did receive anesthesia before the surgery. Also, the only reason that they chose to release a statement at all is that of the patient’s “radical claims.”
It’s been almost a year since she had her baby, and Mota says that she is still recovering not only physically, but mentally as well. She also claims to be suffering from PSTD from the ordeal and is afraid of ever giving birth again.