Rebekah “Moani” Daniel was a labor and delivery nurse at the Naval Hospital Bremerton. When it came time to give birth herself, she arranged to do so at that same military hospital. Shockingly, the 33-year-old servicemember bled to death shortly after delivering her daughter, Victoria. Her husband, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Walter Daniel, believed…
The award-winning Michigan hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) lawyers at Reiter & Walsh discuss medical negligence, birth asphyxia, HIE & a scorecard used to view surgeons’ complication rates.
A lack of oxygen to the brain – asphyxia – is the most common cause of birth injuries. A Norwegian study found that most instances of birth asphyxia are caused by medical error.
Medical negligence is more common in smaller hospitals and military hospitals. This can greatly impact mothers and babies during delivery, resulting babies being born with birth injuries such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
Preventable medical errors cause hundreds of thousands of deaths each year.