A 23-year-old woman is suing her doctor and the public health system for hundreds and thousands after a botched termination left her with a son she did not want.
The woman claims she has suffered psychological trauma and unwanted costs after her termination failed and doctors did not pick up the continued pregnancy in subsequent visits.
The failed termination led to the birth of a son “Cooper” in April 2014.
The failed termination led to the birth of a son “Cooper” in April 2014. Image via IStock.
In August 2013, the woman, who was then 20, went to her local GP in country Victoria after she discovered she was pregnant.
The young woman had decided not to continue the pregnancy and asked the GP for a termination.
The woman was referred to her local hospital where she was to undergo a surgical termination.
Two days after the termination a report by the hospital found a pathology sample taken as part of the termination procedure showed no foetal parts or other remnants of the pregnancy reports The Herald Sun.
But she says a month later she returned to her GP feeling tenderness and a prickling sensation in her lower abdomen.