Doctor Performed Abortion On Wrong Woman Because Of Hospital Mixup
by Jack Salo
A pregnant woman mistakenly received an abortion at a South Korea clinic after staff mixed up her medical chart, according to reports.
The Vietnamese patient was 6 weeks pregnant on Aug. 7 when she visited a Gagseo medical center for nutritional shots, according to the South Korean news agency Yonhap.
But at the clinic, there was a mix-up with the medical charts and a nurse injected her with anesthesia without confirming her identity, Yonhap reported. The doctor then performed the abortion while the unaware patient was under anesthesia.
The next day, the woman returned to the clinic after experiencing bleeding and was told that her child was aborted, the Korean Herald reported.
Police announced on Monday that the doctor and nurse are under investigation for professional negligence, CNN reported. The case will soon be sent to the prosecutor’s office, police said.