Widower blames QC docs, nurses
Posted: 11:19 PM (Manila Time) Nov. 10, 2004
By Tina Santos
Inquirer News Service
FIVE doctors, three nurses and a technician of the World Citi Medical Center (formerly the Quezon City Medical Center) have been charged with negligence before the Quezon City prosecutors’ office for the death of a woman who gave birth at the hospital last year.
Charged with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide were Dr. Lilian Quismundo, Dr. Margarita Santella, Dr. Ma. Lourdes Jambora, Dr. Cecil Ng and Dr. Cecile Buendia. Also named respondents were nurses Marjorie Sanchez, Erwin Blacer and Rafael de Varez, and operating room technician Cornelio Añonuevo.
In his complaint, Florendo Claro said that on Jan. 21, 2003, his wife, Maribeth, gave birth at the hospital through normal delivery.
The respondents reportedly conducted a bilateral tubal ligation on Maribeth after the delivery and died about 5:30 p.m. the following day.
Claro said that a police autopsy showed that Maribeth died of hypovolemic shock secondary to hemorrhage due to alleged negligence.