Shoalhaven Hospital obstetrician surrenders right to practice after death of newborn

By Louise Hall
Updated May 12 2017 - 7:51am, first published 7:15am
Finding: Dr Philip Paris-Browne failed to diagnose pre-eclampsia in a pregnant woman at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital in the days before the twins were born via caesarean section on January 2, 2015.
Finding: Dr Philip Paris-Browne failed to diagnose pre-eclampsia in a pregnant woman at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital in the days before the twins were born via caesarean section on January 2, 2015.

An experienced obstetrician has surrendered his right to practice medicine after his failure to diagnose a serious medical condition in a pregnant woman resulted in the death of a newborn baby and lifelong disabilities to a surviving twin.

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