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Baby boy died after his mother suffered a fatal attack and fell on him in hospital, study finds

A newborn baby boy and his mother died in a maternity hospital after she had a seizure while breastfeeding and fell out of bed on top of him.

Married mother of three Marie Downey, 36, of Cork, Ireland, was found dead in her room at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) on 25 March 2019 by her obstetrician Dr Keelin O’Donoghue. AN

A medical accident verdict was returned Thursday after a three-day inquest at the Court Coroner’s Court.

dr. Kelehan, who testified via a video link, described Darragh as a “normal, well-grown and well-fed” newborn baby boy.

He added that Darragh’s life could have been saved if a member of hospital staff had found mother and baby within four minutes.

Marie Downey, a married mother of three, was 36 when she died.  An inquest was told she fell for baby boy Darragh (not pictured) after having a seizure

Marie Downey, a married mother of three, was 36 when she died. An inquest was told she fell for baby boy Darragh (not pictured) after having a seizure

Baby Darragh Downey suffered brain injury after his mother fell on him after an assault, inquest was told

Baby Darragh Downey suffered brain injury after his mother fell on him after an assault, inquest was told

Baby Darragh Downey suffered brain injury after his mother fell on him after an assault, inquest was told

dr. Kelehan also explained that Darragh’s autopsy confirmed that baby Darragh died of acute respiratory failure due to compression suffocation and multi-organ failure.

He added that the fall of Marie and her baby from the bed was not the cause of his death and that it was the weight of his mother’s body that pressed on him for several minutes.

He delivered the harrowing verdict, saying the damage to Darragh’s brain was caused by sustained pressure on his chest, which pushed the sternum toward the spine.

This compresses the heart tightly, preventing blood from being pumped to both the heart and brain.

He said that by the time Marie was lifted off him, “the damage was done.”

dr. Murphy offered his condolences to Marie’s widower, Kieran Downey, adding that Darragh “never regained consciousness,” so “there was no suffering.”

After the ruling, Kieran said he has “no confidence in the system and very little confidence that seismic changes will occur to prevent other families from experiencing such a traumatic loss,” the spokesperson said. CorkBeo.

Ms Downey was prescribed anticonvulsants, which she 'diligently' took after having a seizure during her first pregnancy

Ms Downey was prescribed anticonvulsants, which she 'diligently' took after having a seizure during her first pregnancy

Ms Downey was prescribed anticonvulsants, which she ‘diligently’ took after having a seizure during her first pregnancy

The inquest told that stress and fatigue were 'coincidences' in Marie, and that breastfeeding could have caused some stress

The inquest told that stress and fatigue were 'coincidences' in Marie, and that breastfeeding could have caused some stress

The inquest told that stress and fatigue were ‘coincidences’ in Marie, and that breastfeeding could have caused some stress

Marie, who had two other children, was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2010 and had multiple seizures during her previous two pregnancies, the inquest was told.

She was treated by the same obstetrician and gynecologist for all three of her pregnancies – Dr O’Donoghue of CUMH, who said she has experience working with pregnant women with epilepsy.

Marie had stopped taking anticonvulsants for epilepsy while pregnant with her first baby, due to concerns about pregnancy, but started taking it again after a seizure at 30 weeks.

According to Dr. O’Donoghue, she and Marie had discussed the risks of not taking the medication, and both were happy with her return to the treatment her neurologist Dr. Peter Kinirons had prescribed.

Mrs Downey and son Darragh were at Cork University Maternity Hospital when they died in March 2019

Mrs Downey and son Darragh were at Cork University Maternity Hospital when they died in March 2019

Mrs Downey and son Darragh were at Cork University Maternity Hospital when they died in March 2019

Marie continued to take medication during her next two pregnancies.

However, as Dr. O’Donoghue told the inquest, she was never present at an appointment with Dr. kiniros.

At her 12-week appointment in 2018, Marie told Dr. O’Donoghue that she would be seeing the neurologist in January 2019, but due to family events, she was unable to attend.

dr. O’Donoghue said she “made the assumption” that Marie attended the appointment and admitted that not contacting Dr. Kinirons about her patient’s pregnancy was a “forgetfulness” that she “sincerely regretted,” and that she was shocked to learn that Dr. not knowing she was pregnant.

She added that she was aware that stress and fatigue were “seizure triggers” in Marie, and that breastfeeding could have contributed to her stress.

She also expressed her condolences to Mr Downey.

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