Losing a child of any age can devastate New Jersey parents to an unimaginable degree. Even if the child is only days, weeks or months old, that loss can tremendously impact the family members for the rest of their lives. When the death occurs due to errors or other negligent actions on the part of hospital staff members, it can seem even more unbelievable.
Unfortunately, two parents in another state had to face such an unbearable loss. Reports indicated that their daughter was born prematurely and was undergoing treatment for issues with her eyes. While in the hospital, however, she became one of many infants who contracted infections after undergoing eye exams. The infections reportedly stemmed from equipment that was not cleaned by following standard practices as well as issues with glove use.
In all, 23 babies suffered infections as did nine adults. However, the premature baby contracted an adenovirus, which resulted in her going into respiratory distress. She then later developed a bacterial infection as well, and unfortunately, she did not survive. The family believe that the hospital staff were negligent and have filed a lawsuit as a result.
The death of a child due to someone else's negligence is harrowing. New Jersey parents who have been through such a tragedy understand how difficult it can be. However, they may want to take this case as an example of a way they could potentially seek justice and some semblance of closure. Information on medical malpractice claims may help interested parents determine whether taking this course of action could suit their circumstances.