Doctors almost cut baby’s ear off during labor after using phone light

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A doctor using three cellphones for lighting nearly cut off a baby’s ear as he delivers by caesarean section in a Mexican hospital.

There had been a power outage for approximately 26 minutes at the Mexicali International Specialty Clinic in Mexicali, Baja California, when the obstetrician decided to continue the procedure using the glare emitted from the phones, with a 19-year-old mum-to-be Karla Urizandi having already been anesthetized before the lights went out.

Her gynecologist was there along with obstetrician Dr David Santoyo and another doctor, Juan Adriel Solis being duly born on June 6.

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But her left ear was cut off by Dr Santoyo as he tried to remove a hemangioma – a vascular birthmark – which caused the baby’s head to swell.



The injury happened when doctors tried to remove a hemangioma from the baby

“With three cell phones pointed at my stomach, they start performing a cesarean,” the shocked teenager shared on TikTok.

“I told him no, I don’t want to die. In fact, it scared me a lot.

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“After a few minutes I heard my baby crying. I think they’re going to put him away, no. More time passes and I ask him, ‘what about the baby?’

Karla revealed that it wasn’t until her husband Juan Solis appeared and told her what had happened to their newborn son that she realized the extent of his injuries.

“I was waiting for a doctor or someone to come and give me an explanation, but it wasn’t like that,” she added.



Doctors decided to go ahead with the procedure despite using light from only three cellphones
Doctors decided to go ahead with the procedure despite using light from only three cellphones

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“At no time did they arrive or explain anything to me.”

Video recorded by one of the medics showed one of the medics holding the baby and placing him on a blanket as he cried aloud.

The family have since returned home with the baby recovering from the frightening incident, but Karla and her husband filed an incident report with the Baja California Attorney General’s office, blaming the medical facility and doctors professional misconduct.

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