I had an emergency c section last year S...

Asked by Anon on 23-07-2021 23:35:24
Question posted in the Malpractice Law category relating to Western Cape

I had an emergency c section last year September and my gynea put a clear sticky dressing over the wound and told me not to clean/remove it for 6 weeks. The 4th week, my wound got infected, I sent her a picture. She prescribed antibiotics and referred me to the wound care clinic. I had to go there 3 times for them to painfully wash out and disinfect the hole in my wound. It eventually healed and my dr asked to see me. When I asked her what caused the infection, she said that it wasn’t an infection- this normally happens with a c section. I wasn’t at that time in the correct mental state to ask alot of questions as the whole ordeal was quite traumatic. I wanted to know if I might have a claim against this dr?

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