A mother who gave birth to her child on October 7, 2012 has recently filed a lawsuit against the United States of America due to medical practice at the non-profit health center where she gave birth to a baby girl. The woman claims that the employees at the facility were careless and negligent with their actions. As a result, she is suing for $2 million in compensation or damages done to her as well as $20 million in damages for her daughter.
For one matter, the mother claims that the physicians were not trained properly in a variety of manner. She stated that the physicians lacked the proper knowledge for obstetrical matters. The mother added that one of the physicians involved with the delivery was negligent in that the doctor failed to supervise another physician during the delivery. She stated that the supervising physician failed to step in and help during the delivery process when the supervising doctor noticed that an excess amount of pressure was applied to improper areas on the infant.
Additionally, the mother stated that the other doctor lacked the necessary skills for delivering a baby and acted in a negligent, careless, and unskillful way. She explained that the untrained doctors made a series of errors before, during, and after the delivery procedure as well. She believed these actions caused serious and permanent injuries to her daughter including dystocia and brachial plexus injury.
The healthcare facility and case remain under investigation.
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Dr. Michael M. Wilson is an attorney and a physician who earned his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his legal and medical degrees from Georgetown University. He has focused in the area of medical malpractice for more than three decades and secured more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients throughout the country. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is listed in America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.