September 25, 2019

Patient Mix-up in South Korea Resulted in Abortion

A tragic accident occurred in Seoul, South Korea this August when a nurse mistook one patient for another. This accident resulted in a child being aborted. The doctor confused a patient who needed to receive nutrients to help support her pregnancy with a patient whose child had already died but had not miscarried yet. Because the doctor did not check the name of the patient, she started performing the incorrect procedure.

The nurse started by injecting anesthesia into this mother, who slept through the abortion and did not understand that her child had been killed until the next day. She called the clinic because she was bleeding and learned that her child was killed. The doctor and nurse have admitted negligence and a police investigation was launched Monday. Click here for more.