Husband calls for investigation into pregnant woman's death at Holles St 4 years ago

Husband calls for investigation into pregnant woman's death at Holles St

A man has called for an inquiry into the death of his pregnant wife at the National Maternity Hospital.

Alan Thawley told RTÉ News that his wife Malak's death should be independently investigated as he believes there had not been accountability for it.

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The woman was 7 weeks along when she was admitted for a procedure after a scan at Holles Street's private clinic earlier that day revealed she was experiencing an ectopic pregnancy.

She suffered from unexpected bleeding in her abdomen during the operation and died on 8 May.

The National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street.

The Dublin District Coroner's Court returned a verdict of medical misadventure in an inquest into Malak Thawley's death last month.

A hospital report revealed last year that the bleeding was caused accidentally by a sharp instrument early in the operation and that the woman's death could have been prevented had the mistake been spotted earlier.

It concluded that delayed decision-making, inexperience and poor communication during the procedure were factors in the tragedy.

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"My wife, my pregnant wife, my best friend died," Alan Thawley said last year. "This perfectly healthy beautiful woman just died. No warning."