Baby death horror at hearing


MOTHER’S TRAUMA AS TRIBUNAL TOLD OF CHILD’S ‘DECAPITATION’ DOCTORS have described to a tribunal how an unborn baby was decapitated be­cause of a botched delivery by an NHS consultant gynaecologist. Dr Vaishnavy Laxman, 41, is alleged to have ignored a mother’s pleas for pain relief during birth and wrongly went ahead with vaginal labour instead of a Caesarean deliv­ery which would have been safer. The baby’s head is said to have become detached from his body when Laxman is al­leged to have urged the 30-year-old patient to push while applying traction to his legs. The boy died during childbirth. Dr Shmaila Siddiki…

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