Catastrophic injury to a baby from unaddressed bleeding in pregnancy.
Hospital residents must follow established obstetrical rules to prevent injury to the unborn baby. In this obstetrical malpractice case, settled for a confidential amount in the District of Columbia, they ignored bleeding - a grave sign of fetal distress and because they ignored a well known warning sign, decided not to deliver the baby right away.
Had they delivered the baby at that time, instead of deciding to wait, they would have avoided the baby's complications and injuries that included cerebral palsy and brain damage. The child will require life time care as a result of the avoidable injuries suffered at birth.
Cerebral Palsy can be a devastating injury to a baby, with brain damage, paralysis and developmental delay. Every child is different, but if your child is not hitting his developmental milestones and you're suspicious it was caused by medical mistakes, call or email us to order one of our free, no obligation books or guides to help your child and your family.
And call us at (202) 393 - 3320. Chances are, we've helped someone just like you, your family and your child. The call is confidential, it's easy and there's no charge. We're easy to talk to.
PATIENT SAFETY RULES
Every hospital, HMO and doctor's office is supposed to follow basic patient safety rules.
Like all of us - bus drivers, accountants, construction workers, lawyers, we all have rules to follow. And nurses, doctors, hospital techs, specialists, consultants are no different. Everyone in healthcare has rules to follow - rules that are in place to keep patients safe.
So if you think someone you know was seriously injured because someone in healthcare didn't follow the rules, or a hospital didn't have a system to make sure the right thing was done, call us or send us a confidential email. We'll give you as much information as we can about preventable medical mistakes in D.C., Maryland or Virginia and holding the healthcare system accountable for breaking the rules.