Mum’s illness was ‘like bomb waiting to go off’

By Ashleigh Barbour

Published: 10/12/2013

A consultant has claimed staff at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital missed chance after chance to save a new mum’s life after she developed internal bleeding.

Dr Mervyn Davies told the fatal accident inquiry into Lesley Cowie’s death that the condition which killed her was like “a bomb waiting to go off”.

The 31-year-old’s family heard yesterday that she may have survived if medics had taken a series of opportunities to intervene.

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