If a medical mistake or error caused injury, a patient deserves to know what happened. Unfortunately, a patient is often not in a position to know what really happened during a procedure.
Most expectant parents in New York have no reason to believe their children won't be born healthy. Families move on to enjoy all the ups and downs of parenting as little ones grow and thrive. However, for a few moms and dads, a birth injury changes everything.
Mothers- and fathers-to-be place a lot of trust in doctors and medical staff when it comes to the delivery of a healthy baby. Sometimes, unavoidable issues occur during pregnancy that result in birth problems or unhealthy infants. In some cases, obstetric negligence results in the injury or death of a baby. For one couple, brain injuries following the delivery of their baby resulted in tragic consequences.
A recent out-of-state case reflects many aspects of a medical malpractice suit that may be found in New York. The woman is suing the doctors, midwife and two medical care centers after her baby died during birth. Cases of birth injury are always devastating, but it is important to note that these cases occur, and there are legal courses that can be taken.
When a patient comes into the hospital, especially a woman who is pregnant, doctors must take all of her complaints seriously, as not only could the patient be in danger, but so could the woman's unborn baby. In fact, these doctors and nurses have a legal duty to uphold a reasonable standard of care.