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Couple Claims Medical Malpractice After Childbirth

On behalf of Joel Rhine of Rhine Law Firm, P.C. posted June 18, 2015

The parents of a boy who born in a hospital outside the United States claim that the negligence of its staff caused severe and permanent injury to their child. They have opened a federal case of medical malpractice against the hospital. Several years ago, the mother, who resides in a state outside North Carolina, entered the hospital at 36 weeks of pregnancy in order to have irregular contractions and abdominal pain evaluated by the doctors.

Reports indicate that the doctors who performed the examination in the Puerto Rican hospital informed the mother of bacteria in her urine but later released her. Two weeks later, the mother entered the emergency room for failure to feel fetal movements and was again discharged. Two days later, she was back in the hospital, and the doctor broke her water sac.

According data suggested from the fetal monitors, the baby seems to have been experiencing respiratory difficulties. After his birth, the baby had a registered APGAR score of one. The parents have asserted that the physicians and nurses who cared for her during her son’s birth have committed several acts of medical malpractice that have left their son in a permanent vegetative state.

In North Carolina, parents who experience medical malpractice during childbirth are able to file a legal claim against the negligent parties in order to seek liability for damages. Severe birth injuries can result in the need for life-long medical care or living assistance, which can amount to enormous financial debt. A compensatory award can be used to help alleviate such financial burdens.

Source: injurylawyer-news.com, “Colorado couple files birth injury lawsuit“, Laura Woods Birth, June 4, 2015

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