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Medical malpractice during pregnancy can be devestating

For parents in Kentucky and across the United States, the birth of a child is a magical and joyful occasion that is cause for celebration. Childbirth is a process, and one that needs to handled with extreme precision and care. Any missed step during this process can have fatal consequences for both the mother and child. A woman in another state filed a medical malpractice claim after alleged negligence led to the death of her child.

According to the lawsuit, the woman was pregnant and received a herpes simplex type 2 lab test at the recommendation of her doctor. However, the lawsuit said the plaintiff was never given the results of the test. The woman said she was only about 36 weeks pregnant when she went into labor.

A few days after the birth of her child, the lawsuit said the doctor sent a fax to the hospital about the woman's herpes diagnosis, although the plaintiff claimed she was never informed of the disease. Only days after being discharged, the plaintiff said her baby suffered seizures. Allegedly, the infant later died as a result of contracting an HSV infection. The plaintiff claims her doctor's failure to inform her of the disease led to her baby's death. She seeks reasonable compensation and all just relief.

Negligent care during a delicate time such as pregnancy and child birth can be absolutely devastating for families. In Kentucky, those who have been affected by medical malpractice have the option to take legal action. A successful claim can provide much-needed financial relief to help families through this difficult experience.

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