Yes, a hospital is liable for not diagnosing a newborn bowel obstruction. Often times, bowel obstructions can lead to serious injury and even death if not diagnosed in a timely manner. It is essential that a child presenting symptoms of this condition be provided a proper workup so that emergency surgery can be performed early on in the process. The prognosis of a newborn who receives timely surgery is excellent.
However, when a newborn suffers serious injury due to a misdiagnosed bowel 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 misdiagnosis of a bowel 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.