When undergoing medical treatment, we put our trust in the doctors and medical staff that provide our care. The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys explain that, unfortunately, mistakes are sometimes made.
Such errors have led to one Indiana woman considering filing a lawsuit against Indiana University (IU) Health and it’s affiliates. An article from WTHR 13 News says the potential lawsuit stems from mistakes made during the delivery of the woman’s child that resulted in the baby suffering a serious birth injury.
On Jan. 25, 2013, the woman was admitted to an IU facility to induce labor. Hours later, the woman was sent home under the instruction of a certified nurse-midwife despite indicators that the child could be in distress.
Two days later, the woman was taken to the ER and delivered the child via emergency cesarean section. Medical staff struggled to clear the child’s airway, resulting in a lack of oxygen to the brain that caused a seizure disorder.
Experts say the problems in the delivery room could have been avoided if the woman had not been sent home. Furthermore, records indicate that dozens of others may have experienced similar negligence.
These findings have prompted the Indianapolis personal injury lawyers at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys to examine other complaints against the IU Health system.
We believe in everyone’s right to proper care, and our medical malpractice lawyers are hopeful these cases result in fewer errors in patient care.