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A woman in labor told an attending nurse that she thought the hospital and the obstetrician were not attending to her in a timely manner. The labor and delivery nurse contacted her obstetrician, but he failed to appropriately respond. The nurse should have contacted her supervisors about the woman’s concerns and the physician’s failure to take action, but didn’t. The fetus suffered severe brain damage because of a delay in delivery and subsequently died 11 months later.

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