Yes, you may be able to file a lawsuit if a doctor misses a neonatal intestinal obstruction and the result is required emergency surgery or significant harm or death to the baby. It is absolutely essential that a hospital and doctor properly diagnose an intestinal obstruction in a prompt manner so urgent medical treatment can be performed.
It is essential that a baby presenting with symptoms of this condition be provided a proper workup medical evaluation so that emergency surgery can be performed early on in the process. However, when a newborn suffers serious injury due to a doctor failing to diagnose a neonatal intestinal obstruction, it can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit. These lawsuits seek compensation for the injury to the child and parents caused by this medical mistake. These cases can result in substantial settlements against the negligent doctor or hospital.
If you suspect that your child been the victim of medical malpractice from the failure to diagnose a neonatal intestinal obstruction, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply fill out the Get Help Now box to the right of this page and “Click to Submit.” Our experience attorneys will get back to you shortly.