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  • Can we go after the hospital for medical malpractice? for my daughter brain damage?

    In 2007 my daughter was born 15 months later we found out my daughter had brain damage after she had a seizure and was told it was inutero stroke that it happen before she was born we didn't understand all of this and about 1 month ago i seen a co...

    Jesse’s Answer

    Very sorry to hear about your daughter. Vitamin K deficiency at birth can result in hemorrhagic disease and hemorrhagic brain damage in particular. Treatment with vitamin K is effective in preventing the disease. In your case, your daughter's brain damage was likely preventable. It would be important for you to have your medical records and the recording reviewed by a birth injury attorney. The attorney would then consult with medical experts including those specializing in neonatology, pediatrics and pediatric hematology to confirm that standards of care had been violated. Good luck with your review.

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  • Premature birth should I file suit and how do I start? Legal advise first? Send complaint to the board?

    Unsure if I should file medical malpractice, During my second pregnancy we were worried about preeclampsia which we were maintains with medication. Went to see my doctor after leaking fluid for 4 days and haven't felt my baby move at 27 weeks pr...

    Jesse’s Answer

    Yes, you should definitely seek out an opinion from a qualified birth injury attorney. Most babies born at 27 weeks gestation do very well and do not have grade 3 and grade 4 bleeds. You should have been admitted to the hospital when you went to your doctor's office with complaints. You should have been given betamethasone (steriods) before birth which decrease the risk for IVH bleeds, RSD (breathing problems) and prolonged hospital stays. Also, you should have been given magnesium sulfate before birth which act as a neuroprotector for your unborn baby. Tocolytics and antibiotics should have given to prolong your pregnancy. The care you received appears to have been below standards of care and caused a bad outcome.

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  • Is there any case for this situation?

    Two months ago I gave birth to a healthy baby boy but while I was in the hospital I immediately noticed a rash on my back and back side. I couldn't even lay on my back to night I gave birth. So the nurses put hydrocortisone and it didn't help so t...

    Jesse’s Answer

    Unfortunately, the injuries you suffered would be outweighed by the costs involved pursuing your case. You should contact a local medical malpractice attorney for another opinion. I believe you will likely get the same response.

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  • How can I go about a lawsuit?

    I had my baby October 29 of this year and had surgery a week later due to them leaving pieces of placenta in me. I goto my postpartum check up I am 7weeks postpartum and they had me pee in a cup today at my check up (12/19/15) he said I shouldn't ...

    Jesse’s Answer

    You may have a case for retained placenta. A retained placenta typically occurs in less then 1% of deliveries. The risks of a retained placenta include infection, internal bleeding, damage to the placenta, the need for surgical removal of the placenta, and need for hysterectomy. Unless there is a need for hysterectomy, the damages are limited and most attorneys will typically not be pursue such cases.

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  • What is the statute of limitations for birth injury malpractice cases?

    Due to doctor negligence I have irreversible nerve damage and back problems

    Jesse’s Answer

    The statute of limitations of birth injury malpractice cases for a minor is based on state law and is different in every state. That is also try for the parents of the injured child. For instance, the statute of limitations in Michigan for birth injury cases is 10 years for the minor and 2 years for the parent. In California, the statute of limitations is one year for the parent and 8th birthday for the child. If you think you have a case, you should contact an attorney immediately. In terms of the facts you mentioned about the nerve damage, you need to supply more information in order to determine whether there is a case.

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  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encepalopathy at birth, do we have a case since it could have been avoided several ways?

    In 2011 I was pregnant & about 4 months along I started heavy vaginally bleeding so we rushed to the ER. When we arrived they did an ultrasound to determine she was perfectly fine. My OB diagnosed me with placenta previa & placed me on temporary b...

    Jesse’s Answer

    Yes, based on these facts, you may well have a case. It seems that you had persistent symptoms that were not properly evaluated over time. Had you been properly monitored, your baby likely could have been delivered before suffering the birth injury. In most cases, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is preventable where monitoring is appropriate.
    The problem you may have is finding an attorney in California to handle your case. Most California attorneys will not take on death cases like yours due the the very restrictive cap on damages. You should seek out legal advise as soon as possible. Good luck.

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  • I consented to a cervical exam during the birth of my son, but quickly asked the midwife to stop and she didn't.

    After the midwife began the exam I was in a lot of pain and asked the midwife to stop the exam. She refused. I began screaming in pain and crying and asked her to stop again and she would not. She did not stop until she had completed the exam. I f...

    Jesse’s Answer

    Cervical exams are necessary during the course of labor and delivery in order to determine the progression of labor. The midwife was following standards by performing the exam. It may have been possible for the midwife to stop the exam and talk to you again to gain your consent a second time. However, the exam would be part of standard operating procedure.

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  • What can I do if after having a c-section, 3days later my heart stop. Thre other women experienced the same issue that same week

    They ignored a blood clot that came about after stitching me up, once my heart stop, they then realize there were two more blood clots.

    Jesse’s Answer

    Thanks for your inquiry. More information is needed in order to determine whether you have a case. Did the blood clots cause you to suffere a stroke? Were they somehow related to your c-section? Did you suffer permanent injury? What exactly happened to the 3 other women that was similar to your case? In order to show medical malpractice, there must be a violation of the standard of care, proximate causation and damages. Additional information is needed in order to evaluate your case.

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  • I gave birth March 5, 2013 to my daughter. It was an emergency c-section. During the procedure, I contracted ecoli and MRSA.

    I feel it was the hospital fault and my health has deteriorated. Do I have a case?

    Jesse’s Answer

    Infection is a risk of cesarean section. MRSA infections are not uncommon in the hospital setting. There would be no malpractice unless you were not properly prepped for the procedure. In addition, if your infection was treated and you have no permanent injury, there would be no case to pursue.

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  • I had a c section.birth.and the doctor who done my surgery also clipped my bowels I'm needing help to see if this is a lawsuit

    I'm needing help to see if this is a lawsuit or soemthing I can do about this my pain and suffering was really bad I'm still sore and unable to lift my kids

    Jesse’s Answer

    Nicking or clipping the bowel during a c-section is a risk of the procedure. Depending on the extent of the incision into the bowel, there may or may not be a case. If you bowel function has returned to normal after the c-section and you have no long term injuries, you would not have a case to pursue. If you damages are more severe, you may have a case and should consult with an attorney to order and review the medical records with an expert.

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