March 29, 2020

Suing for Neonatal Resuscitation Mistakes in Kentucky

Mistakes made during labor and delivery are inexcusable. Welcoming your child into the world should be one of the best days of your life, and when there are issues with the delivery of your newborn, it could be due to the irresponsible decisions of your labor and delivery team. 

Continue reading to learn more about some of the most common medical errors made in the resuscitation of a newborn and who can be held liable for these mistakes should you choose to pursue a birth injury lawsuit in Kentucky

Mistakes Made in Neonatal Resuscitation

There are many steps to neonatal resuscitation, including surfactant therapy, resuscitation, and intubation. During this critical time, the baby will be without oxygen and potentially suffering considerable brain damage every second that passes by. 

With that being said, if a medical professional does not move quickly enough to resuscitate the baby, or if they make an error in any of the medical steps, the baby could not only suffer a devastating traumatic brain injury but may pass away as a result of such negligence.

Liability in Birth Complications and Injuries

When mistakes are made during neonatal resuscitation and your newborn suffers devastating injury or death due to these medical errors, there are several parties that could be found liable through a Kentucky injury claim

It makes sense to assume that the person who made the error in performing neonatal resuscitation would be named as a defendant in your birth injury claim, but there are also other parties that could have contributed to the newborn’s injuries or death. 

If anyone providing your prenatal care or caring for you and your baby during your labor and delivery made a negligent error that caused the baby to need resuscitation, they can also be brought to justice. Such parties might include:

  • Nurses
  • Surgeons
  • Pediatricians
  • Midwives
  • Obstetricians
  • The hospital, birthing center, or doctor’s office

Get Help from a Kentucky Birth Injury Lawyer

If your newborn had to be resuscitated and you aren’t sure whether medical negligence played a part in the injuries they sustained, reach out to a compassionate Kentucky birth injury lawyer at Wilt & Thompson, PLLC, to discuss your potential medical malpractice lawsuit. 

We can be reached by phone at 502-253-9110 or through the convenient submission form at the bottom of this page when you are ready to come in for a free, no-obligation claim review.