Newborn's ear chopped off during C-section illuminated by MOBILE PHONES during power outage

After the hospital's lights went out and there was no backup power supply, the doctor conducted the C-section while illuminated only by cell phones


                            Newborn's ear chopped off during C-section illuminated by MOBILE PHONES during power outage
Doctors cut baby Juan's ear during the procedure (Twitter SS/@alinecorpus and Tiktok/@araurizandi23)
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A doctor, who was conducting a cesarean section in a Mexico hospital using three cell phones for lighting due to an outage, nearly severed the newborn's ear during the procedure earlier this month. On June 6, Karla Araceli Urizandi Martnez, 19, gave birth to Julián Adriel in Mexicali's Clinica Internacional de Especialidades (CIE), but the delivery was not smooth.

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After the hospital's lights went out and there was no backup power supply, the doctor conducted the C-section while illuminated only by cell phones. Juan Adriel Solis was duly born in the presence of a gynecologist and obstetrician Dr David Santoyo. But while Dr Santoyo worked to remove a hemangioma, a vascular birthmark that was causing the infant's skull to swell, he accidentally chopped off his left ear.

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According to Reforma newspaper, Urizandi reportedly said to Dr Santoyo, "I don't want to be operated on [in the dark], I don't want to die." In order to complete the procedure, the medical team, under the direction of Dr Santoyo, had to remove the infant's left ear and a portion of infantile hemangioma, sometimes known as a strawberry mark.

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Urizandi's grandmother Sonia Martnez Andrade revealed to Reforma last week that her grandson was being treated at a different hospital. His hearing will be tested to see whether it has been impacted. The damage caused the entire left side of the newborn's skull to swell up. Santoyo hasn't admitted guilt for chopping off the baby's ear, according to Martnez, who also charged the hospital staff with carelessness. “He told my son-in-law, ‘They cut his ear, it wasn’t me,’” she said.

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The infant is already healing from the scary experience, and the family has returned to their house, but Karla and her husband have filed an incident report with the Baja California Attorney General's Office, accusing the hospital and the physicians of negligence. Martnez said that the surgeon left the operating room before stitching up her daughter's abdomen. She said a separate doctor attempted to repair the baby's ear. Neither the medical staff nor the hospital has been disciplined as of yet.

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Since its founding in 1993, the CIE has been conducting business in Mexicali city for approximately 30 years. Santoyo and the other C-section team members may be punished for medical malpractice, but the hospital might also suffer penalties, such as a sizable fine and a temporary or permanent closure, for not having the bare minimum of infrastructures. Hospitals are supposed to have backup power sources and use them in emergencies.

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