Friday, 17 April 2009

Birth collapse Pc 'natural death'

Yeah, right:
A police officer who collapsed in a hospital toilet while in labour with twins died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

Pc Sarah Underhill, 37, died on 5 October last year at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, after amniotic fluid from the womb entered her blood stream. Pathologist Sebastian Lucas said her condition was "unpreventable". Mrs Underhill's husband Richard had said doctors should have performed a Caesarean section sooner.

In summing up the case, Oxfordshire Coroner Nicholas Gardiner said: "The twins were successfully delivered but sadly [Mrs Underhill] went into a cardiac arrest from which she could not be retrieved."
Source: BBC.

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