Woman Sues San Diego County Hospital Alleging Her C-Section Was Performed Without Anesthesia

Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside is seen in a Google Maps Street View image from December 2016.

Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside is seen in a Google Maps Street View image from December 2016.

When a woman needed an emergency caesarean section at an Oceanside hospital last year, the anesthesiologist could not be quickly found — so the surgery was done without anesthesia, according to the woman, her fiance and their lawsuit.

Paul Iheanachor said he was in the hallway outside the operating room where hospital staff had taken his fiancee, Delfina Mota, when he knew something was wrong.

“I heard the screams, the horrific screams,” 35-year-old Iheanachor said Thursday. “That’s when I realized they were cutting her without anesthesia.”

Details of what the Oceanside couple said happened during the Nov. 16 birth are included in a lawsuit they filed last month naming Tri-City Medical Center, the surgeon and the anesthesiologist.

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