Childbirth should be a celebratory occasion for new parents and extended family members. For the majority of Illinois families and others around the country, this is the case. However, when tragedy occurs, the once-happy event can quickly turn into a dire situation. A woman in another state recently died after delivering her baby. Her family wants to hold the medical center liable for the hospital negligence that contributed to her death and has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit.
A 39-year-old woman went to the hospital for a repeat elective cesarean section delivery shortly after noon on April 12, 2016. The woman's baby boy was born approximately two hours after her arrival. Shortly after the delivery, the woman and baby were bonding in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. However, court documents state that urine was detected in the woman's catheter near 5 p.m. Around 11:30 p.m., there was concern that the woman had active internal bleeding.