The Pennsylvania parents of twins who were born at a New Jersey hospital have recently filed a New Jersey medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital where the birth took place as well as numerous physicians and four nurses who were involved with the delivery that occurred on August 21, 2014.
The plaintiffs allege that the New Jersey medical malpractice defendants were medically negligent in the delivery of the second twin whose heart rate was depressed at birth. The parents’ New Jersey birth injury lawsuit alleges that the defendants failed to recognize the newborn’s slow heart rate at birth and therefore failed to take timely and appropriate steps to address the newborn’s distress. The husband was in the delivery room for his twins’ birth and he alleges that he recognized at once that the second twin’s condition was critical at birth yet the attending medical staff appeared oblivious to the newborn’s condition.
The plaintiff’s New Jersey medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit alleges that alarms were going off warning of the baby’s slow heart rate but the medical staff nonetheless tried to deliver the baby by vacuum delivery instead of performing a Cesarean delivery or utilizing more appropriate delivery methods. As a result of the medical negligence in the delivery room, the twin suffered perinatal asphyxia resulting in the lack of sufficient oxygen to his brain. The newborn was transferred to a Philadelphia hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where he was placed on life support. After two days on life support and a grave prognosis, the difficult decision was made by the parents to remove their baby from life support. Less than six hours after life support was discontinued, the baby was pronounced dead.
The parents’ New Jersey wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit seeks compensatory damages for their baby’s death.
The defendant hospital advertises on its website, “The Maternity Services at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell make up the most complete maternity facility in the area. We want to make your baby’s first day ever, your best day ever, with private, resort-inspired rooms, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and leading doctors. From routine deliveries to high-risk needs, our maternity services at the Josephine Plumeri Birthing Center at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell provide a full range of prenatal, obstetrical, postpartum, and neonatal care options to make sure your new family has the greatest chance for a healthy beginning. Our Regional Perinatal Center at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell provides neonatal care, including Mercer County’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for at-risk births.”
If you or your baby suffered serious harm as a result of the failure to timely and properly perform a Cesarean delivery in New Jersey or elsewhere in the United States, you should promptly find a birth injury lawyer in New Jersey or in your state who may investigate your birth injury claim for you and represent you and your child in a birth injury case, if appropriate.
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