Court throws light on the fact that patient was never kept in dark by gynaecologist

Issue - April - 2024, Posted On:   01 April 2024
Informing patients about a mishap and / or any untoward situation during the procedure is a good practice. It not only helps patient make a decision, but also aids doctor in the court of law, as this case exemplifies.

The patient consulted gynaecologist for terminating unwanted pregnancy. The doctor performed dilation and curettage (D&C) after explaining pros and cons of the procedure. Unfortunately, the tip of cannula – about 6.5 mm – broke and remained in patient’s uterus despite attempts to remove it.
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