Doctor tells inquest into mother's death she would have treated her two weeks earlier

A doctor who treated a mother who died hours after giving birth says she would have brought her to hospital two weeks earlier had she been her patient.

Doctor tells inquest into mother's death she would have treated her two weeks earlier

A doctor who treated a mother who died hours after giving birth says she would have brought her to hospital two weeks earlier had she been her patient.

Dr Heather Langan was speaking at the inquest into the death of Sally Rowlette at Sligo courthouse.

The 36-year-old died after giving birth to her fourth child at Sligo Regional Hospital in February 2013.

Dr Langan was on duty on the night Ms Rowlette was admitted, and had previously been her obstetrician during the pregnancy with her second child in 2007. She had been diagnosed with HELLP (Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes, Low Platelet count) syndrome .

She said she would have taken her in two weeks earlier due to the patient's history and high blood pressure.

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