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.