Wrongful death is an unforeseen tragedy; it is a life that is lost without having planned for it. This can be emotionally and financially hard for the family members of the deceased. The arrival of a newborn baby is one of the best moments in a parent’s life.
A couple may have been trying for years to have a baby and are blessed with that joy when suddenly, it is just taken away from them.
The parents of the infant could be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the parties responsible when something goes wrong during pregnancy or during birth due to the neglectful acts of any medical professional that oversaw everything as being fine.
Possible causes of an infant’s death:
These are the most common and possible causes of the death of an infant.
- Limited blood supply:
Limited blood supply is considered as one the possible causes of an infant. As blood is the main transporter of and supplier of oxygen in the body. Therefore, a limited supply of blood restricts the supply of oxygen; causing a situation known as hypoxia.
2. Birth injuries:
A birth injury is also considered as one of the possible causes of an infant’s death. However, there may be many causes for birth injuries. For example, forced delivery, reckless use of delivery equipment, and negligence.
3. Medication mistakes:
It is not necessary that a wrongful death is soon after the delivery. There may arise many other reasons later when mother and infant are under the care of the hospital. Such reasons may include mistakes and errors in medication.
Although, adults may also suffer from medication error yet infants and newly born babies are more vulnerable as compared to adults.
4. Mistake in diagnosing:
As human is the other name of mistakes and error, therefore; man cannot be beyond mistakes and errors. It is possible that such types of mistakes may lead to the death. In some cases, diagnose is not possible, whereas in most of the cases the reason of any life-threatening might be detectable.
A wrongful death is nothing less than a terrible situation for anyone.
Infant Wrongful Death Attorneys
You are entitled to compensation and justice if you have suffered as a result of the negligence of a doctor. Contact the experienced attorneys at Probinsky, Chavez & Cole today for a free consultation regarding your specific case.