Expecting mothers depend on hospital staff to ensure that their babies
are born happy and healthy. Unfortunately, physicians, nurses and other
staff make mistakes and those mistakes can cause serious birth injuries.
Three years ago, 37-year-old Sarah Hutchins gave birth to her son, Blake.
Sarah was 37 weeks pregnant when she became concerned that her baby had
stopped moving and that something was wrong. Upon examination, a doctor
discovered that the baby was, indeed, in distress and recommended that
labor be induced. Unfortunately, hospital staff did not act quickly enough
and Blake’s brain was denied oxygen. Today, Blake suffers from severe
developmental problems, including reduced cognitive capacity.
Perhaps most surprising is that Ms. Hutchinson only discovered that Blake
had been denied oxygen before birth because she consulted with an independent
physician. No one at the hospital ever told her what the examining doctor
found before she gave birth. Of course, the hospital claims that Ms. Hutchinson
was a high-risk mother because of her age and her previous smoking habit.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to the negligence
of a physician or other medical professional, contact an experienced medical
malpractice attorney. A medical malpractice lawyer can assess your case
and help you get the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost
wages, and pain and suffering. For more information, contact an attorney today