On the Medical Litigation about the Multifetal Pregnancies Reduction
The plaintiff X had been confirmed that she got five fetal pregnancies in June 2015 and took the multifetal pregnancies reduction by the physician Y in the hospital A. One fetus had been reduced in the first time and another two fetuses in the second time. Two fetuses remained consequently. X was transferred to the hospital B for an examination after that and it was discovered that both of the remained fetuses were defective. X got abortions due to oligohydramnios in the hospital C. X filed a litigation and claimed that the physician Y had negligence on surgery selections as well as operations. The Oosaka District Court held that it didn equal to a negligence that Y had done amniocentesis for many times because the multifetal pregnancies reduction in the second time was more difficult. Furthermore there was no proof for that the amniocentesis caused the oligohydramnios nor the damage of the fetuses. Besides the selection of the surgeries and its operations didn break the medical principles. Making a comprehensive survey on X physiological condition, Y didn neglect the control of the infection but transferred her in time; it was difficult to deal with multi-fetuses. Therefore Y didn break the duty of disclosure. The Court rejected the claim from the plaintiff in the end.