Defendants failed to provide proper medical care and treatment to expectant mother with placental abruption, Part 1 of 2

The following blog entry is written to illustrate an example of a birth injury case. Reviewing this kind of lawsuit should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this birth injury lawsuit and its proceedings.)

Plaintiff, 31, was 32-34 weeks pregnant when she presented to Medical Center Oct. 1, 2005, complaining of heavy bleeding, cramping, irritable uterus and uterine contractions with history of five prior miscarriages. Plaintiff was transferred to HOSPITAL, a facility with level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), in the care of her perinatologist.

Plaintiff was admitted by OB intern acting under the supervision of Perinatologist. OB intern reportedly diagnosed Plaintiff with a clinical placental abruption. Plaintiff was monitored and was given steroids and other medicine to mature the fetus’ lungs, as well as to stop the mother’s uterine contractions. The monitoring was continued until either the fetal or maternal parameters became non-reassuring. Perinatologist allegedly did not see Plaintiff on Oct. 1 but she billed the patient.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

The administration of medicine was stopped Oct. 3 and Perinatologist approved OB intern’s plan to transfer Plaintiff to the Mother-Baby Unit (MBU). Fetal monitoring was discontinued and the mother’s vital sign were not checked because Perinatologist had ordered the mother be allowed to sleep.

Plaintiff was rushed to the operating room the next day due to pain and vaginal bleeding. Her baby was delivered with OB intern assisting. The infant allegedly sustained neurological injuries due to complications. Baby remained in the NICU until Nov. 22.

The child cannot hear, see, speak, sit up or hold her head up. Baby requires round the clock supervision, tube feeding, and tracheotomy care.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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