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Lawsuit Filed After Negligence Causes Damaging Birth Injury

PR Web recently reported on a new birth injury case that has been filed against two medical facilities for negligence that led to serious injuries for a newborn child.

The case involves the birth of the first child for Tina and Jie Wang in March of this year. Tina was cared for by a certified midwife-nurse employed by a local medical association. The delivery was a prolonged process. In the last few hours of the birth, indicators on the fetal monitor made apparent than an obstetrician should have been notified, however that contact did not happen in a timely manner.

Specifically, the monitor indicated that the child had a rapid heart rate with decelerations that ebbed and flowed. Common practice was such that the midwife should have contacted a OB/GYN doctor at that time for assistance. In that way, a C-section birth could have been performed at least a half hour earlier, if not more.

The delay ultimately had serious effects on the infant child. The breathing problems at birth caused the baby, Tiger, to lack oxygen for more than 15 minutes. On top of that the clinicians who helped Tina during the childbirth failed to incubate the young baby in a timely fashion or suction quickly enough, leading to the oxygen problems. As a result of all of this, Tiger suffered from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.

Our Chicago birth injury lawyers at Levin & Perconti have decades of experience fighting for victims whose children have suffered severe damage following complications from childbirth. Too often medical professionals make preventable childbirth mistakes-from not acting quickly enough to failing to take appropriate actions at all. In any case, the innocent children and their families have legal rights to help in those situations.