BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A Scotland medical tribunal found a Dundee-based gynecologist guilty of gross misconduct. The tribunal established that Dr. Vaishnavy Laxman is responsible for the decapitation of an infant. Court documents suggest that the Scotland OB-GYN specialist used the wrong technique when delivering the baby.
Scotland OB-GYN Said Baby was Dead on Delivery
Last week, the members of a Dundee medical tribunal concluded that Dr. Vaishnavy Laxman was guilty of an infant’s accidental decapitation during delivery.
According to the court documents, in March 2014, Laxman, who was on a 24-hour call, was paged for an emergency delivery. Her patient was a 30-year-old, whose name has not yet been released.
As the doctor’s taped confession reveals, during the delivery procedure, Laxman had decided to apply a different technique, given that it was a breech birth. More specifically, the fetus came legs first.
The medical tribunal reveals that the Scotland OB-GYN specialist attempted to pull the infant’s leg to remove him from the womb. Unfortunately, during the said procedure, that consistent with Dr. Laxman’s pulling the infant by the feet, the child’s head became detached.
After the procedure, a team of surgeons performed a cesarean section to remove the infant’s head. Possibly in an attempt to cover up her medical faux-pas, Dr. Laxman’s colleagues sew the head to the body so that the patient could hold him.
During her preliminary hearing, the Scotland OB-GYN specialist declared that the baby was already dead and that performing an emergency C-Section would have put the mother at risk.
Nevertheless, the Dundee medical tribunal found Dr. Laxman guilty of medical misconduct, arguing that her lack of judgment led to the death of the infant.
The Scotland OB-GYN was barred from duty and could lose the right to practice medicine.
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