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The death of a child could lead to medical malpractice claims

When doctors inform an expectant mother that something may be wrong with her baby or that her own health may negatively impact the baby, it is obviously distressing to hear. Due to the fear and uncertainty, individuals in this type of situation often listen to the advice of their doctors in regard to what action should be taken. Of course, when that advice contributes to the death of the infant, mothers may wonder why they ever listened.

New Jersey residents may be interested in a legal case involving a mother who dealt with such a tragedy. Reports indicated that in 2015, the woman was 30 weeks into her second pregnancy when medical professionals suggested she have an emergency cesarean section. The woman was hesitant to move forward with the procedure, but reports indicated that she was convinced to agree.

After the baby's premature delivery, he died as a result of a bacterial infection. The woman believes that the staff at the medical facility where she received care failed to provide the proper care and treatment and did not recognize that she did not have symptoms indicating pre-eclampsia, a condition involving high blood pressure and possible organ damage. As a result, she has taken legal action against doctors and the hospital in hopes of obtaining compensation for damages.

The death of any family member can be difficult, and New Jersey parents can feel especially devastated when they lose a child. If they believe that medical negligence contributed to the fatal event, they may wish to consider their legal options. Information on medical malpractice claims could help them determine whether following this route could suit their circumstances.

Source: flarecord.com, "Mother alleges negligence in newborn's death", Noddy A. Fernandez, April 23, 2018

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