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Parents file medical malpractice suit after twin dies

New Yorkers surely have empathy for the parents in another state who lost one of their 2-year-old twin girls. The family recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the twins were born prematurely in Aug. 2016. The mother of the twins worked at Hopkins' labor and delivery unit at the time of their birth. Her employer carries her medical insurance, and this may complicate the issue.

According to the complaint, the examination of the twins after their birth included ultrasounds. Allegedly, the nurse practitioner noted that one of the twins had an abdominal mass, which might turn out to be neuroblastoma. The same nurse practitioner also indicated in the report that the infant should undergo another ultrasound within seven days after discharge from the hospital.

The parents claim that they were never told about the suspected neuroblastoma, nor were they instructed to schedule another ultrasound. Their discharge documents provided by the hospital made no mention of the abdominal mass in the one twin girl. The parents claim that, had they been fully informed, the 2019 death of the one twin might have been prevented.

Medical malpractice claims are typically complicated cases. Families in New York and elsewhere may find having an experienced medical malpractice attorney in their corner can simplify the complicated legal proceedings. Although no amount of money can replace a human life, legal counsel's support and guidance will increase a plaintiff's chances of recovering the monetary and emotional damages as listed in the documented claims.

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