A hospital mistake at Uniontown Hospital in Fayette County, Pennsylvania has caused a newborn baby to be airlifted to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to initial reports, a nurse with 30 years of experience was seated and providing care to an infant when the male child slipped from her hands and landed on his head. The incident happened at the Family Beginnings Birthing Center.
Immediately after the hospital accident, the infant was put through a battery of tests that showed no injuries. The baby was then transferred to UPMC Children's Hospital for precautionary reasons where they found that the baby boy had a skull fracture and bleeding on the right side of his skull. Thankfully, it has been reported that the baby will not need surgery and will fully recover.
The Uniontown Hospital is conducting an internal investigation into the incident.
Birth injuries are a rare sub-category of medical malpractice cases that are particularly devastating. When a care provider negligently causes injuries to new born babies, the results are often tragic and lead to developmental and permanent disorders.
If you have a loved one has been negatively impacted by a birth injury due to medical malpractice, it is critical that you reach out to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to ensure you preserve all of your loved one's rights.
At the law firm of Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., our tested team of lawyers has helped many clients reach full financial recoveries that will safeguard the victims of these tragic incidents and help care for them for the rest of their lives.
Source: WPXI. "Hospital says newborn slipped from nurse's hands; Investigation underway". 1 July 2015.