Outrageous Conduct by Doctors While Delivering Baby Results in Birth Injuries November 20, 2010.
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, here comes stunning news. Imagine two doctors fist fighting in the delivery room.
In terms of medical malpractice cases, this one likely takes the cake. Not only is it unusual, but it highlights the fact that doctors are all too human. But when they make mistakes, those mistakes can have drastic consequences.
While this case happened in Italy, there is nothing to say it can’t happen in the U.S. or that it hasn’t already happened and no one reported it. It started out as a fairly normal delivery for the woman in labour. It ended badly, as surgeons had to remove her uterus and her newborn son was diagnosed with heart and brain damage.
Evidently, the two doctors got into a disagreement over whether or not the woman needed a C-section, and they started throwing punches at one another. This sort of behavior is hardly professional, but more than that, it delayed the C-section by over an hour. That hour caused complications for the woman and her son.
If nothing else, this case highlights how vitally important it is for doctors to be professional and act in the best interest of the patient. Egos and other disagreements need to be set aside to provide only the best of care for those who need it. There is a lesson inherent in this incident as well, and that is medical malpractice may happen on the spur of the moment, and its consequences are often long-term and life altering.
If you have been in a similar situation and your child has sustained birth injuries that you feel were caused by medical malpractice, call a skilled Cleveland malpractice lawyer to discuss your case. This is a tough area of the law and you need to be well prepared to face a long road ahead if you choose to file a lawsuit. Know your rights. Knowledge is not only power, but gives those seeking justice the will to keep going when they are certain of their case and the expertise of their lawyer.