Many New Jersey parents may feel a great deal of anxiety when the time comes for their children to be born. These feelings are understandable as the potential for a variety of complications exists during this type of event. While most deliveries go as smoothly as possible, there are some instances in which an infant could suffer brain damage due to the negligence of hospital staff.
It was recently reported that two parents in another state have taken legal action against a hospital due to their child suffering this type of injury. The young boy was born in 2017, and the family claims that during the delivery, the hospital staff did not adhere to the standards of care. They believe this negligence resulted in their son suffering a serious brain injury at the time of his birth.
Details on what exactly led to the injury were not given in the report. Nonetheless, the family stated that they have suffered permanent damages, medical expenses as well as lost time and effort as they attempted to obtain medical documents related to their son's case. They claim that the hospital staff attempted to withhold information regarding the delivery.
New Jersey parents-to-be want their children to be born as happy and healthy as possible. When that outcome could potentially have been achieved had it not been for the negligent actions of hospital staff, the family can suffer tremendously. If individuals believe that their children suffered brain damage or other injuries during the birthing process due to medical errors, they may wish to explore their legal options for seeking compensation.
Source: flarecord.com, "Parents allege medical negligence in son's delivery", Jenie Mallari-Torres, April 13, 2018