Amputation of a mother's hand after childbirth due to a medical error

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The case of a Brazilian woman turned from joy at the arrival of her newborn into a tragedy after she was surprised that she might not be able to carry her child in her arms after she lost one of them due to a medical error, as reported by the British Daily Mail.

The British newspaper stated that Jalis Silva, 25, suffered internal bleeding during an operation to give birth to her third child, and while the doctors were busy stopping the bleeding, the inserted catheter moved in her hand to deliver the necessary medications from its place, which led to swelling of Silva’s hand, and severe venous irritation, causing severe pain and inflammation. Then it turned red.

After the patient was transferred to another hospital, the doctors acknowledged the need to amputate her hand, while the hospital declared its full solidarity with the victim, reiterating its commitment to the investigation in all seriousness and transparency.

According to the report, the family announced that their daughter Silva had given birth to her third child naturally and successfully, and indicated that the child was in good health, while the Civil Police confirmed that investigators are currently conducting interviews with witnesses and reviewing medical documents related to the matter.

The mother is now seeking compensation from the hospital, saying she is confident the amputation was due to a "medical error", while it is not clear if the intravenous drip was contaminated.

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