Most women have no concerns about going to the hospital to give birth to their child. That’s because they know that the hospital and its staff are well trained and know what they’re doing. We often trust this so much that we can feel incredibly betrayed when this ends up not being the fact. This can often leave us with a lasting anger and wondering if justice will be served.
Our readers here in South Carolina can see this exemplified in a recent case out of Texas where a first-time mother learned that the brain damage suffered by her newborn had not been hereditary but rather a result of negligence on behalf of hospital staff. In the end, a serious mistake on the part of the attending hospital staff resulted in a diagnosis of cerebral palsy that has left the now 5-year-old boy unable to care for himself and has left his mother feeling a bit of anger towards the institution that changed her family’s life forever.