HORTENCIA was pregnant with her fourth child when her husband took her to the hospital in Pachuca, Hidalgo. She was told she had high blood pressure, but they just wrapped her feet and sat her in a wheelchair for the night. She never stabilized. After she became unresponsive, she was transferred to the General Hospital, where she died of eclampsia. The doctors performed an emergency C-section and her son was born with severe psychomotor disabilities. Hortencia’s children and husband have been seeking justice for her completely preventable death for four long years.
Image | Women wait outside the Women's Hospital in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas