In a horrific incident, a mother has been left with a needle in her uterus, after a C-section while giving birth this week.
On Wednesday, 19-year-old Thi Nguyen gave birth to her newborn son, Vincent, at Sydney’s Fairfield Hospital.
After doctors performed caesarean section surgery on her, she was then put straight back into the operating room as a small suture needle had been left behind by the previous operating team.
According to Nine News, a specialist doctor was then called in.
Steven Nguyen told the network that he was kept in the dark about the procedure, and was very distressed about not knowing the danger his wife was in and what had occurred.
A statement has since been released from the South Western Sydney Local Health District, clarifying that the incident was caused by a product fault in the suture needle, NOT a clinical error, and the product has been made unavailable to hospitals in the Local Health District.
The statement also apologised to Mrs Nguyen for the complications, and fairfield has said it will be open to claims for compensation from Mrs and Mr Nguyen.
Mrs Nguyen is in a stable and recovering condition.