Pregnancy is an exciting time for most New Jersey moms-to-be. The excitement and nervous apprehension over when the baby will arrive make this both a stressful and joyous time for most. Baby showers are held, the nursery is decorated and bottles are ready. As the due date approaches, the expectant parents are often concerned about their baby; however, they often do not consider hospital negligence as something to be worried about.
Throughout the delivery process, both mom and baby are actively monitored. Medical personnel want to make sure that they both remain healthy and that the labor and delivery proceed as expected. Whenever problems are suspected, medical personnel quickly act to review the situation and make determinations regarding the best way to proceed. All of this is done to ensure a healthy baby is delivered.
Unfortunately, there are times when things do not go according to plan. In one situation, a new mother is claiming that the hospital and doctors were negligent during the delivery of her son. In her lawsuit, she alleged that they did not properly monitor the delivery process. Furthermore, when the labor was not progressing as it should, they did not take alternative measures and act within a timely manner. As a result, her son was born with permanent injuries that will require ongoing care.
Hospital negligence can turn a joyous occasion into a tragic one. When New Jersey parents believe that their newborn's injuries or disabilities are the result of hospital negligence, they will want to seek legal guidance. Under these circumstances, it is likely the cost of caring for the child will be substantial. A successful hospital negligence suit can help to offset some of these costs.
Source: madisonrecord.com, "Mother claims injuries to newborn are fault of Memorial Hospital, physician", Michael Abella, Dec. 30, 2016