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Savita doctor – law was factor in termination decision

THE DOCTOR who treated Savita Halappanavar said she was unable to offer Ms Halappanavar a termination because her health was not in any danger and she feared it could become a legal issue.

Dr Katherine Astbury, consultant obstetrician at University Hospital Galway told the inquest she had not seen Ms Halappanavar's blood results when she first examined her and was unaware of the change in her blood count. She conceded that such a change "can be indicative of severe sepsis".

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