A man in Australia has filed a lawsuit against the hospital where he watched his wife give birth to a child via Caesarean section in 2018, claiming that it caused him “psychological illness.”
The man, Anil Coppola, filed the lawsuit several years after the successful operation, declaring that the experience had led to “the collapse of his marriage.”
In documents filed in support of his claim, he said, "Mr. Coppola alleges that he was encouraged, or permitted, to observe the birth process, and that while doing so, he saw his wife's internal organs and blood."
Additionally, Coppola claims that "the hospital breached its duty of care and is therefore liable to pay him damages."
Coppola's lawsuit seeks damages from the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne amounting to one billion Australian dollars, equivalent to more than 642 million US dollars.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, a cesarean section is the surgical delivery of a baby through an incision made in the mother's abdomen and uterus. Doctors adopt this method to make the procedure safer for the mother and child.
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