The birth of a child is supposed to be one of the greatest days of Akron
parents’ lives. When a child is conceived through in vitro fertilization,
it is obvious that he or she is an important member of the family, even
before he or she is born. This makes it all the more heart wrenching when
a child is born with birth injuries.
One horrific birth has left a couple deeply scarred and they are suing
the clinics and doctors that were responsible for their in vitro fertilization
and the delivery of their son. The graphic details of their son’s
fatal birth injuries are undoubtedly unique, but having a child injured
by delivering physicians is not. When an Akron doctor fails to properly
deliver a child, ignores medical opinions and procedure, or otherwise
acts outside of professionally-approved practices, he or she can be held
liable for medical malpractice and birth injuries.
For this couple, the problems started when the mother was rushed to the
hospital following contractions. One of the physicians she had previously
seen had told the couple that their son would need to be born via cesarean
section because of an enlarged abdomen, but the delivering physician insisted
on a vaginal birth. He also would not let the family leave the hospital
for another one. Like the original doctor predicted, the child became
stuck in the birth canal.
The attending physician chose to pull the baby by its head to loosen the
abdomen. Instead, he removed the child’s head from its neck, causing
blood to splatter within sight of both the mother and father. Tragically,
the doctor then pushed the child back into the uterus and removed the
dead baby with a C-section.
These kinds of accidents do not happen without the negligence of medical
staff and it is only right that families receive the compensation they
deserve after living through such a traumatic birth.