The family of a young mother who died after suffering complications following the birth of her first daughter at Mayo University Hospital has criticised the delay in recognising her postpartum deterioration.
A statement has been issued this afternoon by the legal representative for the family of the late Nayyab Tariq (28), 116 The Maples, Ballyhaunis following the conclusion earlier today of a three day inquest into her death which occurred on March 22, 2020.
Mayo District coroner, Mr Pat O’Connor recorded a verdict of medical misadventure.
Citing a concealed haemorrhage as the most significant of a number of factors that led to Nayyab’s death, Mr O’Connor said he did not criticise Mayo University Hospital nor any of the doctors and staff in the maternity unit.
But in a statement on behalf of the Tariq family, Mr Johan Verbruggen (Callan Tansey solicitors) said:
“From the evidence that we’ve heard over the last three days, it is clear that the protocols for managing postpartum haemorrhage, that have been in place since 2012, were not properly followed.
“Basic measures prescribed by those protocols were not taken soon enough, or at all, and as a result, there was a delay in recognising Nayyab’s deterioration from massive blood loss.
“This naturally led to a delay in receiving life-saving intervention such as blood transfusion and sadly Nayyab died four hours after the birth of this young couple’s first child.
“What should have been the happiest day of their lives became the ultimate tragedy for Ayaz. He lost his wife; his soulmate.
Their daughter will never get to meet her mother, and each birthday will carry a note of sadness marking the anniversary of her death,” the statement concluded.