Cleveland, TN asked in Medical Malpractice for Alabama

Q: If a epidural was put into the wrong place and caused a stillbirth can i sue

My daughter is in Alabama. Was being prepped for c-section and the tech put the epidural cath in a vein instead of spinal cavity. If there was a high dose of medication put into blood stream that could cause her baby to be stillborn. Heartbeat and movement before epidural was administered.

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Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ

A: I am sorry to hear about this. You should talk to an Alabama medical malpractice doctor about whether this constitutes medical malpractice. Generally speaking, at least for my State, a medical malpractice case involves hiring one or more expert witnesses to show that a health care provider's actions (or omissions): (1) fell below the standard of care, and (2) caused injury. Most malpractice lawyers provide free consultations. A lawyer can investigate, evaluate and advise whether you have a case.

A medical malpractice case generally involves hiring one or more expert witnesses to show that a health care provider's actions (or omissions): (1) fell below the standard of care, and (2) caused injury. The costs of medical negligence lawsuits are typically quite high, so it is important to understand the nature and extent of the injuries when evaluating a case.

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