A lawsuit has been filed against two doctors and one nurse at an Illinois hospital. The suit was filed by a mother who claims that the medical providers caused the birth injury her daughter sustained during delivery. She says the injury ultimately led to the baby’s death.
According to a report, the woman filing suit says she was admitted to the hospital in April of 2010 while pregnant with her daughter. The woman claims that the physicians demonstrated medical malpractice by failing to recognize an abnormal fetal heart rate pattern, failing to perform a c-section, failing to order intrauterine resuscitation protocols, and failing to diagnose a fetal condition that required the discontinuation of one of the drugs she was on.
The woman also names the attending nurse in the suit saying that she failed to properly gauge contraction intensity, failed to advocate for expedient delivery and did not communicate the patient and fetal diagnostics to the physicians on staff. She is seeking damages of more than $50,000 to include losses relating to companionship, loss of society, loss of affection and loss of consortium on the part of the mother.
The situation is the worst case scenario for any parent. No amount of money can replace a child lost at birth. A lawsuit of this kind seeks to hold medical providers responsible for their actions, especially during procedures that are performed every day. If you or someone you love has been harmed due to the malpractice of a medical provider, it would be in your best interest to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Source: Injury Lawyer News, “Illinois Woman Files Suit Against Hospital Staff for Negligence,” Kelly Simon, June 13, 2012