What to do when a birth injury occurs in a Hawaiian hospital

On Behalf of | Dec 3, 2015 | Medical Malpractice |

Every day in Hawaii and throughout the United States, parents rejoice at the births of children. For most, welcoming a new son or daughter into the world is an exciting and joyful occasion. In some cases, however, a birth injury impedes a parent’s happiness, turning what was supposed to be a joyful day into one of sorrow and tragedy.

Parents might wonder what to do if their baby is injured because of medical negligence during labor and delivery. Depending upon the severity of injury, they may also face serious financial crisis due to ongoing medical bills or costs associated with a child’s recovery and/or treatment. In severe cases, an injury may result in permanent disability necessitating assisted living care for the rest of the child’s life.

In a recent lawsuit, parents of a baby born at an Army medical center have claimed that the certified nursing midwife who assisted the birth is to blame for the child’s severe brachial plexus injury. Apparently, the midwife failed to conduct the proper maneuver needed when the baby’s shoulder became stuck in the birth canal. It has been two years since the birth, yet the child continues to have zero motor function in his left arm.

The parents of the child who suffered the serious birth injury have filed a lawsuit in order to seek justice on his behalf. They have claimed pain and suffering and financial losses among the listed damages in the claim. Any parent in Hawaii whose child has suffered under similar circumstances is fully entitled to consider filing a legal claim to seek restitution for damages against those believed responsible for the injury.

Source:, “Birth Injury at Army Medical Center Prompts Malpractice Suit“, Ava Lawson, Nov. 19, 2015