A general surgeon and anesthesiologist were accused of abandoning standards of care after a pregnant woman passed away from an attempted myomectomy performed in conjunction with a C-section. During the C-section, a large non-cancerous leiomyoma growth was noticed in her lower uterine segment, and her surgeon decided to immediately perform myomectomy fibroid treatment. In the aftermath of childbirth, however, the patient’s uterus had become atonic and could not contract properly, causing excessive hemorrhaging. She was taken out of the operating room, losing three liters of blood and showing critically high hematocrit levels. No complete blood count was taken, but doctors decided to treat her for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, believing that small clots in the patient’s bloodstream were facilitating excessive bleeding. When no source of bleeding could be identified, surgeons performed a supracervical hysterectomy, also removing her right ovary and Fallopian tube. The patient’s heart became tachycardic, beating excessively fast as an emergency ultrasound and aspiration revealed blood flowing into her abdominal wall. Her heart went into cardiac arrest, and she passed away despite the doctor’s chest compression attempts. The trial over her doctors’ course of action needed an expert in anesthesiology to comment on whether the anaesthesia had been a contributing factor to her hemorrhage.