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Medical malpractice during childbirth can lead to tragedy

| Nov 20, 2018 | Medical Malpractice

For parents across the country, the birth of their children is one of the most amazing and memorable experiences of their lives. Kentucky residents are privileged to have highly-skilled and well-trained obstetricians, doctors and nurses that take great care of mothers and babies throughout the entire process of childbirth. However, medical malpractice during this delicate time can result in absolute disaster for affected families.

A couple in another state recently filed a lawsuit over allegations that negligence led to the death of their infant. According to the lawsuit, the mother had a high-risk pregnancy due to pre-existing medical conditions and required special monitoring. Allegedly, she was not properly monitored or evaluated by her medical providers, causing her condition to deteriorate as her pregnancy advanced.

The lawsuit alleges that the mother was forced to deliver her baby prematurely after only 37 weeks of pregnancy. Tragically, the infant was stillborn. The plaintiffs claim the experienced caused them great mental anguish and they were denied the companionship and love of their child. They seek punitive and exemplary damages, as well as all other just and proper relief.

Childbirth is a very fragile process that requires great care and precision. Any mistake or deviation from the accepted standard of care during this time can have life-altering consequences for both mothers and infants. Families in Kentucky who have been affected by any form of medical malpractice could benefit by seeking the services of an experienced attorney. By filing a claim, families may receive much-needed compensation to help them through this difficult and tragic experience.

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