New mother, 22, dies in agony moments after giving birth when medic accidentally rips out her internal sexual organs while trying to remove the placenta at Russian hospital
- Alisa Tepikina had just given birth in hospital in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia
- She died when an obstetrician tried to pull her placenta from an inverted uterus
- Alisa’s mother said all her inner sexual organs were ripped out with the placenta
- The medics received a ‘disciplinary punishment’ and a criminal probe is open
Alisa Tepikina had just given birth to a daughter in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia when she died in ‘excruciating’ pain after an obstetrician tried to pull her placenta from an inverted uterus
A grieving mother has called for doctors to be jailed after all her daughter’s internal sexual organs were yanked out by a medic moments after she gave birth – causing her to ‘die of shock’.
Alisa Tepikina, 22, smiled at her newborn daughter, but was killed soon after suffering ‘excruciating pain’ when an obstetrician tried to pull out the placenta from an inverted uterus.
Reports of the case emerged in March but the victim’s mother has now revealed that all the woman’s inner sexual organs were ripped out as well as her baby’s placenta.
The revelation came as the medical team was officially reprimanded but allowed to continue working by Russian health officials over the patient’s death.
Separately, a full-scale criminal case is now underway headed by the Russian Investigative Committee with doctors facing up to three years in jail if convicted of medical manslaughter.
Calling for jail, Svetlana Malyukova, 42, mother of Alisa, told Komsomolskaya Pravda: ‘I hope we will manage to prove their guilt and they will not avoid real punishment.
‘This reprimand has nothing to do with it.’
A midwife had called in a female obstetrician, aged 27, when the placenta did not appear.
Alisa and her husband Nikolay Tepikin, both 22. Nikolay had accompanied their newborn baby to another hospital because she had a minor neck injury. When he returned he was told his wife was seriously ill, but Alisa was already dead
The specialist tugged ‘violently’ at the umbilical cord, according to the victim’s parents.
‘My daughter was suffering, she was screaming in pain,’ said her father Dmitry Malyukov, 47.
‘But the doctor paid no attention.’
The grieving parents have now revealed that Alisa’s placenta was torn out ‘along with all her internal sexual organs’.
The committee confirmed the criminal probe is being handled as a ‘particularly important case’.
The Sverdlovsk regional health ministry said the medical team that treated Alisa (pictured) been subjected to ‘disciplinary punishment’ by ‘reprimand’
The Sverdlovsk regional health ministry told the mother that the medical team had been subjected to ‘disciplinary punishment’ by ‘reprimand’.
But a criminal case was underway.
‘The judicial organs are in charge of establishing guilt and choosing the appropriate punishment,’ she was told.
Alisa’s placenta did not separate from her inverted uterus in the normal way, according to evidence in the case in Nizhneserginskaya in Sverdlovsk region.
Earlier her father had said the obstetrician ‘tugged the umbilical cord with real force’ and his daughter screamed so loud that she could be heard throughout the hospital.
‘This is like something from the Middle Ages.
‘This caused a pain shock, severe bleeding, and she fell into a coma.’
She then suffered a cardiac arrest and never regained consciousness.
A helicopter was put on standby to rush the mother to a major surgical hospital – but she was deemed too weak to fly.
Surgeons were sent to her and performed an operation in an attempt to save her life.
They failed to do so and the official cause of her death was registered as severe shock caused by pain.
There had been complications which had led to the woman’s birth being induced one week early.
A senior Russian obstetrician claimed there was ‘aggressive removal of the placenta’ in the case.
Manual removal of the placenta could have been done under general anaesthetic or surgery might have been required, he said.
Svetlana Cheshko holds her newborn granddaughter Anna, along with Anna’s father Nikolay Tepikin (second right) and her grandparents
Alisa’s placenta did not separate from her inverted uterus in the normal way, causing the specialist to tug ‘violently’ at the umbilical cord, according to the victim’s parents
Alisa’s grandmother Lyudmila said: ‘I called the hospital and asked if Alisa saw her daughter before she died.
‘It was important for me to know. They told me what she had seen her child, and smiled.’
Soon after the birth her husband Nikolay Tepikin, 22, had accompanied the baby to another hospital because the girl had a minor neck injury.
When he returned several hours later he was told his wife was seriously ill and allowed to sit with her. It emerged that Alisa was already dead.
‘Her eyes were covered in blindfolds, her jaw was tied up,’ he said.
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