The family of Sierra Wilson was recently awarded $4.4 million in a medical malpractice suit against Piedmont Medical Center of Rock Hill, SC. The Plaintiffs alleged that a nurse trainee assigned to the expectant mother misread fetal heart monitoring data which indicated the child needed emergency care. The baby was born November 18, 2003 with a severe brain injury due to oxygen deprivation. She died three months later of complications from cerebral palsy.
Regardless of the type of medical procedure involved, physicians, nurses, and all hospital staff are required to provide a certain level of medical care. Unfortunately, human error is inevitable and the results are often catastrophic or even deadly. While pursuing your legal remedies can never alleviate the devastating losses in these tragedies, pursuing the appropriate medical malpractice claim can alleviate the substantial financial consequences that occur from the negligence of medical providers. It is important to promptly speak with an attorney in these tragic circumstances to determine whether the events arise to malpractice, and determine your legal remedies.