Hello my son passed away after being with us for 16 days. My wife was on a methadone clinic. While he was in the nicu he was tested they test with a scale from 1-8 for withdrawals and he was testing 2-5 i believe maybe 2-4 we found this out when we went to the hospital and pulled his records. he was released on the 4th day after being born and in simluar cases we have found that babys that hav tested much lower then ours had to stay in the hospital for up to 2-3 months and be treated for withdrawal. Im trying to find out if theres a law stating why our son wasnt treated in this way and why he was released to us. We where told nothing was wrong and he was doing great and ready to come home. it wasnt untill his death and further investigating that we found he was testing high for withdrawals. One hour before he was released to us to take home they put him down as a 0 on the scale but in that same day he was rated 2-3 its not possible for babies to vary that much. we have spoke to some one whos baby was on a detox and she said that they dop a point a week on average. Also the homicide investigator for our case tried to pull our sons records and the hospital refused and he had to go through the courts and get a warrent something he said never happens and he said for how they acted he feels they did something wrong and for us to look into it. Any help on this matter would be very helpfull thanks you
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It happened on Fort Bragg in north carolina at womack army hospital wich is already under alot of heat from quite a few infant deaths... our son was born oct 21 2011- passed on nov 6 2011.
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I believe you have a case against based upon one or more legal theories against one or more of the doctor or hospital and/or others
Medical malpractice, sometimes referred to as medical Negligence, occurs when a health care provider violates the governing standard of care when providing treatment to a patient, causing the patient to suffer an injury.
Medical malpractice can result from an action taken by the medical practitioner, or by the failure to take a medically appropriate action. Examples of medical malpractice include:• Misdiagnosis of, or failure to diagnose , a disease or medical condition; • Failure to provide appropriate treatment for a medical condition; • Unreasonable delay in treating a diagnosed medical condition;
Medical malpractice actions can be brought by the injured patient against any responsible licensed health care provider, including doctors, counselors, psychologists and psychotherapists.You must contact a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice cases. He or she will have a medical legal expert review all the records with a view toward offering an opinion/report and trial testimony that the doctor's acts were negligent in that they did not conform to the standards of the applicable specialty in your area.
You have to consult with an attorney in your state. This is not because I am a NY attorney, but as you can see from the language on the site here, it says that no attorney-client privilege exists and that you should contact a lawyer in your state for representation. In other words, even if I were a lawyer in your state , the same rule would apply.
To find an attorney, go online to Martindale.com. This is a nationwide directory we lawyers use ourselves to find highly qualified legal specialists in various fields of law. These lawyers are NOT in Martindale because they paid to be included. They are there because they are rated as QUALIFIED by other lawyers in their field of expertise and geographic area as it applies to your kind of case. The process is this: other lawyers are asked to fill out questionnaires giving their opinion of the quality of the work of the law firm that ultimately appears in Martindale.
The site is organized geographically and by legal specialty. Consult with two or three and select the one you are most comfortable with. The Martindale listing will have the names of current or past clients. Contact those clients as references for the firm. The lawyer will evaluate the cost of his care and the pain and suffering he endured even for the short period of timeYou will also have a suit against those same people for wrongful death…..the value of his loss to you, although it’s impossible to evaluate that in money damages.
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