I'm am saddened by your loss. The situation you have described suggests the possibility of a medication overdose with or without airway compromise. I suggest you insist on an autopsy with tox screen. That should help you figure out what happened.
It sounds to me like you need to have an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer investigate this situation as soon as possible. Obviously, c-spine precautions are essential whenever there is a possibility of such an injury. I encourage you to contact such a lawyer right away.
Sadly, I've handled a number of cases that are very similar to yours. The OB, the medical group if any, and the hospital are all required to assure that an OB is immediately available during this phase of labor. I suggest that you contact an experienced birth injury lawyer as soon as you can in order to have a detailed case review conducted to see exactly where the ball was dropped and the likely result of the delays you describe.
It sounds to me like you need to have the records reviewed by an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. You do not say why he was admitted, his age and medical history. All of that will be important, as well as the other information contained in the records. Because there are deadlines to filing such a lawsuit I suggest you contact a medical malpractice lawyer immediately. Good luck to you and your family.
It sounds to me like you are - or should be - interested in getting your child's medical care reviewed in order to see if mistakes were made that caused her harm. This is technically different from a peer review proceeding but is similar and more in line with what I think you are interested in. Birth injury lawyers like me do that sort of thing frequently in order to see if a case should be pursued. Lawyers who do this type of work have many experts that are consulted to review the various...
In Texas you have until the two-year anniversary of the negligence in order to file suit. One can extend the deadline by 75 days by sending a notice letter with a medical authorization but the rule is very complex and if you don't meet all the technical requirements you won't get the 75 days. So, use the general rule that suit must be filed on or before the two-year anniversary of the date of the negligent act.
The first thing to address is your child's needs. When some time has passed and you know whether there has been any damage done then that is the time to consult a lawyer. If your child has suffered damage as a result of lack of timely treatment consult a lawyer who is experienced in medical malpractice cases for investigation of the situation and what might be done about it. (405) 598-7825 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or concerns. Www.girardslaw.com
The answers you seek can only be found by a detailed review of the medical records. One of my attorneys here is a practicing interventional cardiologist so we can get a review accomplished quickly. If interested, go to www.cardiologymistakes.com
Readmissions like this are red flags for negligence. But, you will need to have the medical records reviewed by retaining an experienced medical malpractice attorney for this purpose. I suggest you do so immediately. Good luck to you and your family.