A Victorian mother is suing her doctor and the public health system after a failed termination left her with a son.
The 23-year-old woman says she has suffered psychological trauma along with unwanted costs associated with having a child.
The woman, then aged 20, says her doctors failed to acknowledge signs she was still pregnant or administer an ultrasound which she says would have confirmed she was still pregnant, despite undergoing an abortion, reports News Corp.
The woman claims that on three occasions after the surgery, her doctor and the hospital failed to identify the pregnancy.
By the time she did finally undergo an ultrasound, it revealed she was 20-weeks along, and unable to terminate her pregnancy.
The mother-of-one says that the pregnancy continued due to both the doctor and the hospital's negligence.
The woman is seeking compensation for her pain and suffering as well as costs associated with raising her son which she says will amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars.