Errors In Prenatal Evaluation Lead To Birth Injury Lawsuit

Errors In Prenatal Evaluation Lead To Birth Injury Lawsuit

A Nebraska woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the United States of America as the result of a birth injury her daughter sustained. According to the complaint, the woman was married to a United States Army Captain when she went into labor. The lawsuit asserts that the health care professionals in charge of providing her prenatal care made several critical, and negligent, errors.

After approximately 13 1/2 hours of labor, the plaintiff's daughter was born. Immediately following the birth, the baby started hemorrhaging, requiring immediate transfer to a nearby children's hospital. The mother alleges that the prenatal care she received did not meet the appropriate standard of care for healthcare providers in caring for and treating a labor and delivery patient."

In the obstetrics field of the medical industry, obstetricians are held to a certain standard of care. Part of this standard of care is performing the necessary prenatal screening tests to determine the fetus' health. If your obstetrician/doctor has failed to do this or do this appropriately, you may have a claim. At Bostwick & Peterson, our California prenatal misdiagnosis lawyers will ask questions like:

  • Did your physician perform all the necessary prenatal tests?
  • Was their interpretation of those tests accurate?
  • Was the misdiagnosis/ failed diagnosis the result of a blatant oversight?
  • Did prenatal testing conform to accepted industry standards?

In this instance, the mother alleges failures in each of these areas, and that as a result, her child suffered a birth injury. She is seeking damages for past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of income, permanent injury and permanent impairment of earning capacity.

For more information, please contact the experienced San Diego medical malpractice lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.

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