When a newborn child in North Carolina or elsewhere begins showing signs of health complications, the timing of the response and treatment could hold significant sway over the outcome of the situation. Should medical professionals fail to administer the necessary care swiftly, the results could prove disastrous. A family in another state has reportedly filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital after negligence during the treatment led to the death of their newborn child.
According to reports, the incident began nearly two weeks after the family and their newborn child were released from the hospital. Just days before a scheduled checkup, they say their child began to exhibit signs of swelling in the groin and took him to the emergency room. Although an initial examination reportedly indicated the presence of a hernia, and the decision was made to schedule a surgical consult, the child was released to go home after a second exam was conducted by the same doctor.
The family asserts that their child began to experience various health complications the next morning and after returning to the hospital, the child was subsequently airlifted to another facility for emergency care. Medical professionals identified the presence of blockages in the child’s bowels and proceeded to perform two surgical procedures to treat the condition. Unfortunately, the child began to suffer seizures and passed away and after recently filing a lawsuit accusing the hospital of negligence, the family has reportedly agreed to settle the claim.
Loss of a child
Medical malpractice continues to affect many families across the nation and losing a child due to such negligence is something no family should have to face. Those who experience an untimely loss of this nature and wish to seek insight on the next steps to take to seek accountability in civil court could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney for assistance throughout the process. An attorney can help a client in North Carolina better understand all his or her available options and assist in seeking the restitution deserved through a medical malpractice claim.