doctors operating room 311.
(photo credit: HBL)
A 22-year-old woman from the haredi town of Betar died on Monday morning at
Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem within hours of
giving birth to healthy twins.
The woman, for whom it was a first delivery,
suffered from pre-eclampsia, a medical condition of pregnancy-induced
hypertension with significant amounts of protein in the urine that can be caused
by many factors. It is the most common among the dangerous complications of
She was thus kept under observation and underwent delivery by
cesarean section. There is no known cure in such cases except for Caesarean
section or induction of labor (and therefore delivery of the
placenta).The Jerusalem Post
learned that on hand were a number of
senior medical specialists in the intensive care unit when her condition
deteriorated after the surgery. No internal bleeding in the abdomen or brain was
found. Despite efforts to resuscitate her, she died.
As the woman was
from a haredi family, it appeared there was little chance they will agree to an
autopsy that would determine the cause of death. The Hadassah Medical
Organization reported the tragedy to the Health Ministry, which will set up an
investigatory team. The HMO said it did everything it could and expressed its
deep condolences to her husband and family.