The arrival of a new baby is an incredible and joyous occasion. New parents are full of hope and ready to dedicate their lives for their baby. So the loss of an infant is catastrophic in the lives of parents and family. This is made even more difficult if the death was caused by negligence or action on the part of a medical professional. If a physician’s actions or inaction directly causes infant wrongful death, you could have grounds to file a medical malpractice suit.
To prove that infant wrongful death was medical malpractice, you have to prove that a physician, nurse, or midwife caused the fatality through their actions or negligence. This kind of medical malpractice can occur due to improper prenatal, intrapartum, or permpartum care that leads to stillbirth or death after delivery.
Unfortunately, infant wrongful death can happen as the result of several common types of fatal birth injuries. Oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) to the infant in the womb can happen as the result of a prolapsed umbilical cord, excessive labor stress or when the infant becomes trapped in the mother’s pelvic area. The inaction or wrong decision of a physician can often be the difference between life and death. Emergency situations can happen in an instant and medical professionals must be diligent at all times.
Other types of fatal birth injuries may include:
- reduced blood flow
- improper vacuum or forceps use
- antepartum hemorrhage
- placenta previa
- uterine rupture
- untreated newborn jaundice
- spinal cord damage.
Contact Our Wichita Wrongful Death Lawyers
If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of infant wrongful death was the result of a health professional’s actions or negligence, contact the Wichita wrongful death lawyers at PHP Law Firm. We’ll use our experience and expertise to fight for you during the lowest time in your life. Call our offices so we can review your case, and further discuss the statutes surrounding wrongful death claims. We are ready to serve your case and help you receive the compensation you deserve.