On March 3rd, 2015, I gave birth to two very gorgeous babies. A little boy and a little girl. I had a HEALTHLY pregnancy. I had to see High risks doctors from OSU only because I was having twins. Needless to say, we had no warning that our daughter was going to be born with multiple heart defects. She had Transposition of the great arteries, Swiss cheese VSD, and ASD. Now, I had ultrasounds done EVERY VISIT. They even looked at both hearts during those ultrasounds. Nobody noticed her arteries were switched, nor the holes she had. I've had numerous doctors at Nationwide Children's Hospital ask, if we were told she had defects while I was pregnant. When I said no, they were shocked and a couple had said they could've been seen while I was pregnant. She passed away on June 15th, 2015.
If your daughter could have been saved with treatment if the defects were diagnosed prenatally and they should have been diagnosed prenatally based on ultrasound studies you may well have a case on her behalf. Have the records and imaging studies reviewed by local malpractice counsel who will get expert to review same and opine if there was a departure from accepted standards of practice and if there was, did that departure cause injury. If the answer is yes and the injuries warrant you will have found legal representation. These cases are normally taken on a contingency basis. Use Avvo find a lawyer feature to locate local counsel.
I am so sorry for your loss! This is a complicated case that I would suggest speaking with a local medical malpractice attorney. Specifically what will need to be reviewed is whether or not it would have been reasonable for another medical professional to have spotted and been able to deal with these medical conditions. If it appears that it would have been iffy whether another medical professional would have reasonably been able to notice and diagnose and then possibly treat for such conditions.
I hope you can find resolution and peace!
You can certainly have your prenatal records reviewed
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. While you have not given enough facts for me to reach a conclusion, you have a situation that deserves further investigation by an attorney who focuses on medical negligence matters. Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is very often diagnosed before birth. And there is very good, published medical evidence that diagnosis of TGA prior to birth results in significantly reduced mortality. In other words, babies in whom the diagnosis of TGA is made before birth are much less likely to die from this correctable condition than babies who are diagnosed with TGA only after birth.
You should consider contacting an Ohio medical negligence attorney who is familiar with such studies and who can discuss with you the details of your situation. Good luck.
You might want to gather your prenatal records, delivery records and pediatric records and consult a medical malpractice attorney who concentrates in birth injuries. There are many in Ohio. Sorry for your loss and good luck.
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