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Frank Schnittger:
we ... have heard no testimony for the medical team themselves. We haven't even seen the medical records.

How then can we even ask (but you do) this question:

Frank Schnittger:

Were the medical team correct in their assessment based on the available evidence

What assessment? What evidence?

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no evidence of infection at that time

At what time? This took place over several days. Evidence of infection should have been constantly watched for during that time.

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the very low incidence of septicemia following miscarriage in Ireland

What kind of miscarriage? This one wasn't over quickly, three days went by in which the risk of sepsis was constantly rising. This case called for careful monitoring and attentive reassessment more than once a day. It evidently didn't get it -- I see no reason to doubt the husband's testimony that it was only when his wife collapsed on the third evening that it was realized she needed antibiotics.

Of your three sets of allegations, religious bias and racism will be hard to determine, it will be one person's word against another's. But "a patriarchal medical system and culture that would rather have a woman suffer in acute pain rather than give her appropriate treatment and relief" seems to me clearly established.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Nov 22nd, 2012 at 09:15:59 AM EST
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