I am sorry for your loss. There may very well be a case, but the proper party for bringing a case has to be determined. If your sister was married, her spouse may have a claim. If your sister has children under age 25, they may have a claim. If your sister herself was under age 25, then her parents may have a claim. Unfortunately, you, as the sister, would not have a claim. Best wishes.
My sense is that there is no case here. If there was some evidence in the record suggesting the likelihood of a 10 pound + baby, then the OB would be absolutely justified in advocating a C -section as being in the best interests of the baby's health. As it is, as I understand it, you have a healthy baby and no damages that would warrant the time and expense of medical malpractice litigation. Best wishes.
I am sorry for your loss. Although I am unaware of any evidence-based studies showing a correlation between ultrasound and fetal demise, the only way to determine if you have a potential case is to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who may obtain the records for appropriate review. Best wishes.
I'm very sorry for your loss. Florida law does not recognize the "wrongful death" of a fetus; it does, however, allow claims to be made, treating the loss of tissue as a personal injury to the mother. It may be a subtle distinction, but an experienced medical malpractice attorney will be able to explain this to you in greater detail. Your potential case certainly deserves further investigation. You should contact an attorney who will consult with you, review your medical records with...
I'm sorry this happened to you. If you have a cause of action, and you may, it is not so much because the physician lied as it is about what that wrong information tells us about the skill and competency with which the procedure was performed. The only way to determine if you have a case is to consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney who may obtain the relevant medical records and have them reviewed by the appropriate medical professionals. Because Florida has a short statute of...
I'm very sorry for your loss. The only way to truly answer your question is to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney, who will consult with you, obtain the relevant medical records and have them reviewed by the appropriate medical specialists. It will have to be determined whether the health care providers met the appropriate standard of care, and importantly, whether proper care would have produced a different outcome. Best wishes.
I'm sorry this happened to your family member. An important question will be: how serious is the injury to the head and mouth? The only way to determine if there may be a case is to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney, who may determine that it is necessary to obtain the relevant medical records and have them reviewed by the appropriate medical professionals. Best wishes.
An attorney may file a Petition to Extend the Statute of Limitations as a courtesy for you, but he would be unable to obtain your medical records without having your signed authorization. Attorney Kaire explains this well.
Since you were not the patient, I do not believe this would be a medical malpractice case per se. Your probable remedy is through worker's compensation, and I recommend that you seek counsel who handle such cases.