Doctors that rely too heavily on pulse oximetry screening to identify congenital heart defects in newborns may be committing malpractice if they fail to undertake an adequate physical exam of the child.
Medical malpractice may have occurred if a doctor or medical professional fails to diagnose or delay the diagnosis of a baby born with a congenital heart defect. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect. Heart defects affect
A six-year-old child known only as I.O. in court documents suffered permanent brain damage and severe disability from prolonged deprivation of oxygen immediately before birth. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit on her behalf.
Among the most unfortunate legal cases that our law firm handles are those involving death or injury to a fetus or newborn child. Too often what should be a time of great joy is instead filled with sadness because obstetricians,
I represented a child who as a newborn in a neonatal intensive care unit developed a herpes eye infection and later herpes meningitis. A physical examination is recorded each day of the child’s admission. The child’s first physical examination included
This client was born premature, but healthy. The doctor decided the baby would never lead a “normal” life. So no resuscitation measures were taken… until the child’s father forced the doctor to resuscitate his baby. Because of the doctor’s delay, the baby suffered irreversible brain injury. The parents contacted one of our lawyers who conducted an investigation, filed a lawsuit and discovered the truth.
(Read Part 1 Here) Any attorney contemplating a birth-injury case must anticipate the defenses, both legitimate and illegitimate, that can be raised in such claims. Indeed, an intelligent decision to undertake a birth-injury claim cannot be made without an examination