An Illinois mother is suing a hospital under that state’s wrongful death and survival statues. The Madison Record has the story.
The mother filed suit against Anderson Hospital in Maryville and its parent company. The baby in question died nine days after birth due to catastrophic brain injury. The suit claims that the staff negligently and carelessly failed to recognize the signs and symptoms of a uterine rupture and did not notify a physician.
Under the Wrongful Death Act, the mother is eligible for more than $75,000 due to the type of injury that happened to her child. The suit claims that the family is now deprived of the baby’s love and companionship, and that they are facing expenses related to the medical care and funeral care for the baby and mother. They also claim that the baby faced pain and mental anguish during its short life.
The hospital has refused to comment due to the pending litigation.
The news story does not have all of the details regarding the injury. Those will come out during court. The plaintiff will have to prove that the lack of treatment for the uterine tear caused the baby’s injury and that the staff ignored the symptoms. If she can do that, she likely has a good chance of winning this case.