Spanish hospital faces legal action after the death of unborn twins

Punta Europa Hospital, Algeciras Punta Europa Hospital, Algeciras Google Street View

A COUPLE are taking action against a hospital after they believe medical negligence led to the loss of their unborn twins.

Unable to conceive via conventional means, Sergio Ceballos and his wife, Miren Nekane Becerra from Los Barrios in Cadiz, had opted for in vitrus fertilisation (where the egg is fertilised outside of the body, such as in a test tube).

Following an appointment with a gynaecologist, Miren, 38, was told that she must visit the Emergency Room should she experience any pains because it was twins she was expecting.

The six-month-pregnant Miren suffered abdominal pain and bleeding and went straight with Sergio, 39, to the emergency department at Punta Europa Hospital, Algeciras.

Sergio told Spanish media sources that he believes the hospital were not very interested.

He says that they suggested the issue was high blood pressure due to a urine infection, then dispensed some medication and sent the his wife home.

Hours later, Miren´s waters broke and Sergio immediately called 061 (the number for serious health emergencies in which a person´s life may be in danger).

He called them again as he believed they were slow in arriving whilst his wife was collapsing on the floor as the first baby was arriving.

When the ambulance did arrive, Sergio claims that only the driver came, telling him that he is not authorised to intervene medically and the pair had to help the struggling mother-in-labour to the vehicle and they rushed to the Los Barrios health centre, where the second baby arrived.

The grieving father is adamant that when they first went to the E.R. his wife should have been kept in for observation.

She has been kept in since the incident due to high blood pressure but the pair claims to have received very little information throughout the ordeal.

The hospital has confirmed that they are looking into the case and that the patients commission have met to discuss the issue.

They have offered the family condolences, informed them that the case has been opened and stated that the couple will be given timely information throughout the process.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Poll of the Week

Given the number of incidents involving drunk travellers on planes heading to/from Spain, should an alcohol limit be introduced in airports?

Create Spain Alert

Do you want to be the first to receive our latest news from Spain? Subscribe here.

Latest Tweets

#British father injured in #Magaluf may have fallen from a building site, police say https://t.co/KpPxag3ZpO
Deadline for talks set for the end of #September. #Airportstrikes #aena #Spain https://t.co/ZtN6N4m1Nr
Have you checked your wallets? The prize money has gone up! #Spain #prize https://t.co/DJY9fih700
Follow Euro Weekly News on Twitter

Post Gallery

First two days of strike action suspended at Spain’s airports to allow 'space' for talks

‘Positive’ talks between Aena and unions but Spanish airport strikes not called off yet

Police hold Saudi royals at gunpoint in Marbella

Airport strikes in Spain loom as last-ditch talks scheduled

Juana Rivas faces prison despite handing sons over to father

British couple devastated over Axarquia home demolition

EasyJet hoping new hand luggage in the hold option takes off on its flights

One dead in Malaga road  tunnel car crash

WATCH: Chris Froome increases La Vuelta a España cycle race lead