An Illinois mother has filed a lawsuit against the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) and attending physicians after her son suffered birth injuries allegedly as the result of a Caesarean section. The lawsuit claims that the child’s injuries are the result of medical malpractice.
The mother filed the lawsuit on December 20, 2012 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, acting as her son’s guardian. The plaintiff seeks damages for her son’s injuries.
The child was born by Caesarean section on December 25, 2004. According to the complaint, the C-section surgery resulted in a 1.5 centimeter facial laceration on the child’s left temple, which required several stitches. The lawsuit alleges that the attending physicians failed to exercise the proper level of care in performance of their responsibilities and caused significant harm to the infant.
Medical errors such as those alleged in this lawsuit are preventable. Most hospitals have safety protocols to prevent injury to the infant during a C-section. Medical errors during C-sections can result in conditions that can have lasting and tragic results for the affected child, such as cerebral palsy, brain damage and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.. Medical costs can be significant.
Patients who have been injured during treatment, or whose children have been injured by medical malpractice, should seek the advice of an attorney.
Paul Greenberg is a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer and Chicago medical malpractice attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. To learn more call 1.877.595.4878 or visit http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/.