Emily's fourth child was to be delivered by Caesarean section (her third caesarean). At the same time, Emily expressed a wish that she be sterilised.
This plan was confirmed by her obstetrician and was documented in her notes. The discharge summary sent to Emily's GP confirmed that she had undergone a caesarean and sterilisation.
The sterilisation was not carried out although Emily was not aware and she became pregnant again, as a result of which she suffered from depression. Following the birth of her fifth child, Emily was sterilised.
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