Family blames Hospital for failing to detect Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy

Family of a woman having ectopic pregnancy, who is in coma since Sunday, has blamed the hospital for not being able to detect that she was experiencing a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and bleeding internally.

On February 14, Lisa Avila, 36, of Anaheim, California, 12 weeks pregnant, woke up with severe pain in her abdomen. Lisa along with her husband visited doctor at Anaheim Regional Medical Center's emergency room, where an ultrasound was done.

Doctor sent her back home saying that her baby is fine and also gave them a prescription for painkillers. After that her husband left Lisa in the car and went to a pharmacy. When he returned, Lisa was unconscious and not breathing. He immediately took her to the same hospital and there, it was found that she had an ectopic pregnancy.

In this type of pregnancy, fetus develops outside the uterus. Doctors told that her ectopic pregnancy ruptured, which made her to bleed internally. Lisa's aunt Jessica Jule said at a news conference on Tuesday that Lisa needed an emergency surgery to stop the internal bleeding.

Next day, Lisa, mother of seven, slipped into a coma. Jule said that why the hospital asked Lisa to leave the hospital when they were aware that something was wrong. Anaheim Regional Medical Center has released a statement in the case.

The statement read that patient safety is of utmost importance to them and they are committed to provide the highest quality care to every patient they serve. "The physicians, nurses and staff at Anaheim Regional Medical Center care deeply for the health of this patient and our thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family. Patient privacy laws prevent us from sharing any additional information", read the statement.