A young mum who died of sepsis shortly after a Caesarean section, was the victim of grossly inadequate medical care.

A coroner has found 26-year-old,

Michaela Perrin, a mum of three, sadly died of sepsis shortly after a Caesarean section, the coroner found she was the victim of grossly inadequate medical care.

Coroner Harriet Grahame has referred the doctor for investigation by the Health Care Complaints Commission, reports 9 news.

Ms Perrin, 26, gave birth to a healthy baby girl Brittany on October 16, 2014.

Three days later she was discharged. A day later she returned to hospital complaining of wound pain. She was sent home by Dr Cristina Penaneuva with pain killers.

The following day on October 21, she returned to hospital with worsening symptoms and was admitted.

Early in the morning on October 22 she was found dead in her room. Michaela had died of septic shock associated with a serious bacterial infection.

The Coroner found Dr Penaneuva never identified the possibility of sepsis nor did she question Ms Perrin about the intensity of her pain.

Watch the 9 news report below.

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  • As someone who had an emergency caesarian and is scared of what can come out of a caesarian, this scares me but informs me of what to be aware of if I had another.


  • Why does it take so long for Coroner’s report to be read in court?


  • Surely this is more then gross negligence. How awful. A new mum, a tiny baby with no mother, possibly a new dad having to cope with a new baby on top of the death of his beloved partner


  • So terrible to read about this happening – my heart goes out to the little girls and their dad.


  • I would have thought she would have had a high temperature and should have been in hospital until it returned to normal, been put on liquid iv and blood tests done. Did they actually check the wound area thoroughly?


  • Medical failure can happen but in this situation it was medical negligence!


  • 26 years old, mum of three dies because of medical failure…no words ! More then just sad.
    My heart goes out to the family.


  • This is awful… you didn’t say which hospital…


  • Oh my! How sad. Poor woman. It sounds indeed like her doctor didn’t give her enough care. Dying like this. And her little kids left without a mum…
    It shouldn’t have happened. :-(


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