A husband and wife in Iowa are accusing the staff at the University of Iowa Hospital of medical negligence and suing the organization in an attempt to gain restitution for the injury of their newborn son.
Jody and Steve Schmitz allege that doctors cut the dome of Jody’s bladder during a C-section, and injured the skull of their child, Aiden, during the delivery. Aiden suffered a skull deformity, a partial skull fracture and several areas of subdural hemorrhage during the “traumatic birth,” according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit also claims that, because of her bladder injury, Jody suffered infection, bowel obstruction, pelvic abscess and wound separation, and doctors had to place her on a feeding tube.
The couple originally filed their complaints with the State Appeal Board, but the board denied them.
The Schmitz’s hope to obtain damages for all that their son has experienced and will experience in relation to his birth injury, including physical and mental pain, loss of full body, income and earning capacity and future medical expenses.
We hope the mother and son get all the help, both financially and medically, they require. Injuries such as these can affect individuals for a lifetime.
Cappolino Dodd Krebs, LLP – birth injury attorneys