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possible wrongful death of a baby

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 5, 2009
  • 05:00 AM

hello my daughter was stillborn on July 15th, they finally concluded that the cause of the stillbirth was lack of blood flow to the placenta however I was getting special ultrasounds done which monitoring the blood flow to the placenta was part of this and they had told me that everything was looking good and I had nothing to worry about. I had went in to the hospital to have her heart monitored and that was when I found out she passed and I had been for this ultrasound two days before hand! do you think I have a lawsuit? I also want to add that when the ultrasound tech tried to get the baby to move she quoted to me "normally it does not take us this long to get the babies to move." and they still told me everything was ok. I also had a condition called intrauterine growth restriction or IUGR for short,a blood clotting condition and I had a family history of high risk pregnancies and I still was not considered highrisk. I also do not believe my doctors where not communicating with each other properly i believe this because I remember sometime in late June when I had went to my ob/gyn I had told him about a medication my blood Dr had put me on and he responded to me "I have not received a report from him since April" thus he was not aware about the medication, I believe he should have called when he stopped receiving reports and I also believe my blood Dr should have called or sent a report when he had put me on this medication.
thank you very much for your help please send me an email with any advice at sunshine51489@aol.com

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  • If I were a juror, I would consider the following.Nature is unpredictable. A lot can change in the course of two days. Things may have looked fine, then you left the appointment and returned two days later and the baby was dead. I don’t believe that was predictable unless you could prove that the ultrasound was indeed abnormal and the technician was negligent, meaning that there was a breach in the standard of care. To prove that, you would have to have similarly trained ultrasound technicians testify that they would have acted differently in the same situation. Furthermore, you would have to prove that the negligence was a direct cause of the fetal demise. Even if you prove that the ultrasound tech was negligent, you still have to prove that the negligence was the direct cause of the harm, in this case the fetal demise. As far as your concerns for the communication lack between your specialists, I would have a hard time believing that is what caused the fetal demise. I would rather consider your medical and family history and realize that you are high risk to start with and that things do not always work out well, even when you have specialists involved. I don’t believe that any one person or event caused the death of your fetus, it was simply an unfortunate end to what was anticipated to be a high risk pregnancy to begin with.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 6, 2009
    • 08:13 PM
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  • You might be interested in this article about fetal damage, death, and so on...http://www.wafreepress.org/article/20090309technology.shtml
    kermworm 81 Replies
    • September 7, 2009
    • 05:13 PM
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