Doctors in Brazil accidentally tore the head off of a baby they were struggling to deliver during child birth .
The incident occurred when the child became stuck as the mother was struggling to give birth at the Santa Isabel maternity hospital in Aracaju, Brazil.
The headless body of the baby boy remained inside the mother until it was removed by Caesarian.
A total of five doctors spent hours trying to deliver the baby in the early hours on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old mother of three, explained to family members she knew something was terribly wrong when she heard something ‘crack’. The mother asked the doctors what was going on and no one anwsered her.
Gilmara Azevedo dos Santos, the cousin of the mother told reporters,
“She went through a lot of suffering, it was hours and hours and a lot of pain and discomfort, with doctors pushing on her stomach, trying everything to make the baby come out.” At one point, she heard a loud noise and one of the doctors said, ‘Marcos, are you crazy?”
‘My cousin is totally devastated, the whole family is in shock. She is still in so much pain, as after the head had been pulled off they tried to get the body out by cutting her. In the end they had to open up her body to take out her son’s dead body.’ Ms Santos added.
Debora Leite, The hospital’s clinic director responsed to the mishap, stating a committee of professionals had been set up to investigate the baby’s death.
The family has confirmed they intend to sue the Santa Isabel maternity hospital for medical negligence.