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Maternity ward malpractice

Medical Malpractice can occur in any part of a hospital. From the emergency room to the operating room, mistakes happen all over the hospital. Even in the part of the hospital that is known for bringing life into this world, can wrongly take a life due to medical malpractice. Yes, I am talking about the maternity ward. There are many complications that can arise from giving birth, and when not treated properly, can result in permanent damage and even fatality.

In 2013, Nicole Bermingham came to the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Hennepin County to deliver her baby. After giving birth, Bermingham was discharged from the hospital. The nurses told the Bermingham family that there were no complications, and Nicole, 30 years old, was released to go home.

Shortly after Nicole’s release from the hospital, she returned to Abbott Northwestern with symptoms of nausea and fever. According to the Bermingham family, the nurse discharged Nicole before realizing she had sepsis. The Bermingham family claims that the nurse who discharged Nicole ignored her lab results, which would have shown that Nicole had sepsis. 12 hours after being back at the hospital for her nausea and fever, Nicole passed away, leaving behind her newborn baby and husband.

Now in 2017, the case has finally been settled, and the Bermingham family was awarded $20 million. Wisconsin has strict laws on who can actually file a lawsuit for medical malpractice. Limited to minor children and spouses, the Bermingham family is in the clear on being able to fight for compensation for the loss of wife and mother, Nicole Bermingham.

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to medical malpractice, that is not the end of the road. There is more you can do. The first thing you can do is hire a lawyer. “Why do I need a lawyer for a medical malpractice case?” is the number one frequently asked question after a wrongful injury or death has taken place. The best answer to this question is that lawsuits are not simple. The complex legal jargon that comes with lawsuits is a foreign language to anyone that has not gone to law school. Other than the vernacular of legal terms, the process itself of a lawsuit is not easy to follow, so hiring a lawyer who is familiar with the process, and familiar with your exact type of case can give you the best shot at winning the compensation you deserve.

There are many different types of medical malpractice, so getting a lawyer who is familiar with your type of case can only be beneficial. With dental malpractice, nursing home neglect, improper treatment, or even Nicole Bermingham’s birth-related malpractice, and so much more, lawyers are specified to each segment of medical practice and ready to help you.

Financial compensation can keep your family afloat, pay off medical bills, account for pain and suffering, and much more. So while you focus on grieving, recovery, and getting your affairs in order, let a legal team handle the lawsuit and get you the compensation you need to keep up your standard of living.