Doctor Performs Abortion on Wrong Woman

[The Independent] A doctor performed an abortion on the wrong woman in South Korea after mixing up two patients.

The victim, from Vietnam, visited a hospital in the Gangseo district, Seoul, where doctors confirmed she was six weeks pregnant on 7 August, the Korean Times reports.

She was told she needed a nutritional injection but a nurse reportedly injected her with an anaesthetic instead.

The nurse also allegedly had the wrong patient’s chart which was for another woman who needed an abortion because of a missed miscarriage where the foetus had died but had not miscarried yet.

A doctor is believed to have then performed the surgery on the wrong woman without checking her patient chart.

The doctor and nurse acknowledged that the death was their error.

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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Chiara Giordono and first published at The Independent]

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