It is no secret that childbirth is no easy task, but most North Carolina parents would report that the difficulty is worth the joy of parenthood. Luckily, medical advances have gone a long way toward reducing the risk of childbirth to both the mother and the child; however, there are still complications that are possible. Sometimes, despite doctors’ best efforts, tragedies occur. On the other hand, sometimes tragedies occur because patients do not receive the best medical care possible. One woman is alleging that her son suffered from several birth injuries in a medical malpractice lawsuit recently filed.
The lawsuit was filed against a medical facility and university working with the doctors after an April 2011 birth. The plaintiff in the lawsuit states that she arrived at the hospital in late March to deliver her son, who was born three days later by doctors from a local university. Unfortunately, several complications likely marred the happy occasion for the new mother.
According to the woman, her son suffered from several injuries as a direct result of the doctors’ negligence. These injuries include both mental and physical injuries. She specifically lists that her son suffers from seizures and potential paralysis. She is asking for over $200,000 in damages to cover medical expenses.
A new mother is filled with hope and anticipation of the future. In a situation where that child’s future is threatened due to birth injuries allegedly stemming from the perceived negligence of medical professionals in charge of that child’s care, a medical malpractice suit may be appropriate. Parents in North Carolina have the option of seeking medical compensation and other damages in a civil court.
Source: The Minnesota Daily, U sued for alleged malpractice, Meghan Holden, Sept. 4, 2013