Upon taking their children to a medical facility, parents in North Carolina and elsewhere may rely on staff members to take every possible measure to safeguard the well-being of their kids. This might not only involve addressing and treating health concerns, but it may be equally as important to identify potential risks of further harm. A woman in another state has filed a medical malpractice claim against a hospital after claiming staff members failed to notify her of signs that her child was being subjected to physical abuse.
According to reports, the woman claims she took her child to the medical facility on numerous occasions for treatment. The lawsuit states that staff members who treated the child failed to notify the mother of possible signs of physical abuse. Reports indicate that in 2019, the woman’s boyfriend assaulted the child, causing him to suffer life-threatening injuries.
The lawsuit states that the child suffered permanent injuries that will have a significant impact on his life. Reports indicate that the man was convicted of assault and is serving a lengthy prison sentence. According to the lawsuit, the negligent actions of staff members who failed to report signs of abuse in accordance with the law disrupted the mother’s ability to take the necessary steps to protect her child and reports indicate that the parties involved have agreed to a tentative settlement of $10 million.
Medical malpractice can take various forms, each of which could pose a significant threat to the well-being and future of a child. Parents with children who suffer severe harm due to such negligence may wish to exercise their rights to seek restitution accordingly, and they could benefit from consulting with an attorney for guidance in the process. An attorney in North Carolina can evaluate the situation a client is facing thoroughly and assist in preparing to seek the compensation entitled through a claim against all parties deemed responsible.