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Ireland: Woman's death after miscarriage ruled 'medical misadventure'

April 19, 2013 at 3:19 PM   |   Comments

GALWAY, Ireland, April 19 (UPI) -- A court inquest in Ireland returned a verdict of medical misadventure in the case of a woman who was denied an abortion and died four days after a miscarriage.

The unanimous ruling Friday in the inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar, 31, indicates no fault could be assigned her death, although the jury endorsed recommendations for improving the country's medical system offered by Galway, Ireland, coroner Dr. Ciaran MacLoughlin, court records state.

Halappanavar's family contended she might have survived if given a requested abortion, the BBC reported.

She died in Galway's University Hospital in October 2012, of septic shock and E. coli, the coroner said, adding the court's verdict of medical misadventure did not imply failings in hospital protocols that contributed to her death.

MacLoughlin's primary recommendation involved suggesting the Irish Medical Council form new guidelines on when doctors can intervene to save the life of an expectant mother, the BBC said.

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