No infant should have to suffer birth injuries because a medical professional or hospital acted negligently when providing care in connection to his or her birth. Such injuries can have major impacts on an infant’s life. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals and hospitals to not commit negligence while providing care related to the birth of a child.
Recently, a trial has begun in Florida in a case involving allegations of the above-mentioned type of medical negligence. The case involves a woman who reportedly gave birth to a son in 2008. According to the woman, she received care at a hospital in Florida in connection to this child birth.
The woman and her husband allege that the hospital, its staff and two doctors acted negligently in connection to this care. The woman and her husband further allege that this alleged negligence resulted in their son suffering brain damage and led to the woman losing her reproductive organs.
The woman and her husband brought a medical malpractice lawsuit in connection to these allegations. According to an article on TCPalm.com, a trial has recently begun in connection to this lawsuit. One wonders what will happen in this trial and what its result will be.
While this case is from Florida, the allegations that have been brought in it underscore a point that is worth noting in other states, including Massachusetts. This point is that an infant can suffer great harm when a medical professional and/or hospital commits negligence while providing care in relation to his or her birth. Thus, one hopes that all hospitals and medical professionals make sure to act properly when providing care in connection to the birth of a child.
Source: TCPalm.com, “St. Lucie couple seeks lifelong care for brain-damaged infant born at IRMC, as medical malpractice trial begins,” Elliott Jones, Jan. 5, 2012