The late Michaela Perrin was a 26 year old mother-of-3 who passed away in tragic circumstances on the morning of 22 October 2014 at Lismore Base Hospital.
On 16 October 2014, Michaela underwent a planned caesarean section at Lismore Base Hospital and successfully delivered her third child, a healthy baby girl. She was subsequently discharged 4 days later.
After experiencing some pain from the abdominal scar, Michaela returned to Emergency Department at Lismore Base Hospital on two occasions.
On 20 October 2014, she presented to the hospital and was assessed in a short consultation, given painkillers and sent home.
On 21 October 2014, Michaela returned to the Emergency Department again with worsening pain. She was admitted the Woman’s Care Unit.
On 22 October 2014 at about 7am, Michaela was found dead in her hospital bed with her baby sleeping nearby. She had passed away about 5 hours earlier.
Her cause of death was septic shock associated with a serious bacterial infection in her caesarean wound.