Errors in Hospital Special Care Nursery
Shortly after a child is born, and in particular after a difficult birth, specialized medical teams may be employed to care for the newborn infant in an effort to make his or her start in life as healthy as possible. While the care provided by special care teams is usually extraordinary, sometimes the care provided is inadequate to prevent long-term injury to children. Knowing the workings of the special care nursery is important to assessing the standard of care.
Handling Frail Newborn Infants
The medical professionals at the special care nursery include pediatricians and pediatric nurses who have specific training in emergency situations, such as the resuscitation of frail children who have stopped breathing during delivery. While in the nursery, the medical teams are trained to manage and treat the symptoms of vulnerable newborns.
Human error sometimes occurs, and special care teams can miss vital signs indicating the necessity for intervention. Unfortunately, it is children and their families who sometimes bear the brunt of these mistakes.
Renaud Law Group is committed to helping families of children with cerebral palsy learn more about what happened and whether the child’s injury could have been prevented. In addition to helping families provide a better future for their loved ones, holding medical teams up to close scrutiny can go a long way towards ensuring standards of care are met for other families in similar circumstances.
Don Renaud, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Don’s sense of accomplishment is derived from verdicts and settlements which improve the lives of his clients. His extensive trial experience, network and training relieves pressure to settle if a more appropriate amount is obtainable through either jury trial or trial by judge alone.
Mark Barry, Trial & Appellate Lawyer
Mark’s experience as a litigator includes time as both a criminal defense lawyer as well as a federal prosecutor. His trial work has taken him around the province, and has involved cases in front of both judge alone and juries.
Maida Collins, Paralegal
Maida currently assists Don with serious ICBC claims and complex medical negligence files, including birth trauma and cerebral palsy cases. Among Maida’s responsibilities are case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, legal research and analysis, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
Lisa Novak, Paralegal
Lisa is involved in the process from initial client consultation to follow-up with clients post-settlement or verdict. Her responsibilities include case investigation, documentary disclosure, legal document preparation, trial preparation, and witness interviews.
Get in touch to discuss your child’s potential case today
Other Cerebral Palsy Causes: