Just days after complaining about “incompetent doctors” on Twitter, a Black and Puerto Rican first-time mom died during childbirth at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. She was just 26 years old.
On April 17, Amber Isaac tweeted, “Can’t wait to write a tell all about my experience during my last two trimesters dealing with incompetent doctors at Montefiore.” In the early morning hours of April 21, during an emergency C-section, Isaac’s heart stopped. Her partner Bruce McIntyre III said her death was “100 percent preventable.”
According to McIntyre, Isaac’s platelet levels had been dropping since February, but doctors wouldn’t see her in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the fact that she was seven-months pregnant, instead of bringing her in to be examined, doctors told her to buy her own blood pressure monitor.