KWEKU T. ACKAAH-BOAFO, J
 In an article published in the African Journal of Reproductive Health this year, the authors note that: “Maternal death is one of the most painful, unforgettable tragedies that can befall a family or community anywhere… Most of these deaths are preventable, yet this tragedy remains so common in low and middle income countries.”1 How do loved ones and health care professionals account for what might have been a preventable death
during childbirth at a major health care facility? Anecdotal evidence of such preventable deaths abound but it is not often that laypersons and stakeholders obtain insight into such tragedies as in this case where the doctors who treated the deceased admit that her death was preventable. This is the factual dynamic around which this case revolves.
 The work of the physicians and in particular those who treated the deceased, Mrs. Helena
Abrema Nyamekye and/or attended to her at the 37 Militar…