Parents often experience many emotions while raising their children. Some days they may feel overwhelmed with pride and joy, and other days may be more frustrating. Unfortunately, some parents may also have to contend with unbearable grief due to the death of a child. If this situation came about due to suspected negligence on the part of hospital staff, lawsuits could arise.
New Jersey readers may be interested in this type of case currently underway in another state. Reports indicated that a mother and father have filed suit against a children's hospital on behalf of their deceased daughter. Apparently, the child -- whose age was not given in the report -- had entered the hospital in Jan. 2016 for an undisclosed reason. At the time, a nasal tube was improperly inserted into the child, which resulted in a punctured lung.
Additionally, a feeding tube used on the child had become dislodged, which caused a food particle to enter the child's lungs. The child was in the hospital for two months before she passed away. The exact cause of death was not given in the report, but her parents believe that the hospital and its staff were negligent in the young girl's treatment and that the punctured lung contributed to her death. As a result, they are using the lawsuit to pursue compensation for damages.
The death of a child is never an easy experience. Though the grief may last a lifetime, New Jersey parents in similar situations may find some sense of justice and closure by ensuring that those culpable are held accountable. Information on filing medical malpractice claims may help interested parties understand their available options.