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Stillborn death leads to allegation of negligence

Many couples throughout New Jersey eagerly anticipate the birth of their child. Friends often shower the couple with gifts, and the soon-to-be parents carefully set up the nursery and safety proof the house. The baby's safety while still in the womb and after birth are primary concerns for these new parents. The thought of something happening and causing the death of this young life is inconceivable.

The mother-to-be typically visits her doctor at least once a month during the majority of the pregnancy. However, as her due date approaches, these visits usually increase to as often as once a week. The purpose of these visits is to monitor both mother and baby's well-being. The doctor runs tests and conducts ultrasounds to make sure that both are doing well and any problems can be quickly addressed.

Unfortunately, sometimes the worst does happen. One family is now dealing with the tragic loss of their son while he was still in the womb. This family is claiming that this death is due to the negligence of the doctors and hospital where his mother was a patient.

According to the family, the doctors and hospital did not accurately diagnose the mother's uterine rupture. This caused the baby to suffer fetal distress and resulted in his stillbirth. The family has filed a wrongful death claim against the doctors and hospital and is seeking over $50,000.

The death of a baby, whether prior to or after birth, is a tragic experience for any New Jersey family. Families who suffer such a loss often question whether any more could have been done to save the baby. In these instances, it is possible that the family has grounds for a claim that they will want to pursue through the court system.

Source: cookcountyrecord.com, "Edward Hospital accused of negligence in stillbirth", Louie Torres, Sept. 21, 2016

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