Medical Malpractice Leads to Baby’s Brain Damage
A young first time mother delivered a normal baby after a seemingly uneventful pregnancy. Unfortunately, unknown to her, she was also carrying a dangerous virus although she did not exhibit any symptoms. Days after her baby was born, he developed classic signs and symptoms of a type of rash commonly associated with the virus. The mother took the child to her pediatrician and to the emergency room. In spite of the baby’s classic signs and symptoms, she was told he just had a diaper rash. Had a timely diagnosis been made, the baby could have been treated with an anti-viral medication and in all likelihood the virus would have been controlled.
On the third day of the breakout, the baby developed high temperatures and started seizing. The mother took the child to a different emergency room where finally the baby was properly diagnosed. Unfortunately by then the baby had already showed signs of brain damage. The baby had been born completely normal, and was now neurologically impaired. Martinez Manglardi brought a medical malpractice claim against the pediatrician, emergency room doctor and the hospital and recovered in excess of $3 Million Dollars to provide for the life-time needs of the child.