The birth of a baby can be an exciting time for Rhode Island parents. Along with the anticipation comes many questions and concerns, such as which bottles are best, which car seat to buy and how often the diaper needs to be changed. While these are important questions, there are also other important questions that soon-to-be parents often do not think to ask -- questions such as at what point in labor will a C-Section be deemed necessary, and will there be enough medical personnel on hand in the event that something goes wrong? A recent lawsuit filed in another state, in which a baby suffered birth injuries such as brain damage and cerebral palsy, points out the need to address these questions before they become critical issues.
According to information provided by the family's attorney, there were problems during the delivery of the unborn child, and the need for a C-Section became apparent. However, it appears that this procedure was not performed within a reasonable amount of time after it became known that it was necessary. At birth, the baby was not breathing.