Obstetrician Charged with Medical Malpractice in Baby’s Death

A Connecticut doctor whose practice recently closed was sanctioned by state officials and sued for medical malpractice for his handling of a 2008 delivery that resulted in the death of the infant, reports the Norwich Bulletin.

H. John Bodin was investigated by the Department of Public Health after it was reported he failed to properly monitor the patient in labor, ignoring nurse pleas that the labor was not going as expected. Ultimately, the infant required a Cesarean section birth but suffered a lack of oxygen, resulting in brain hemorrhage and injury. The infant died five weeks after the birth.

The Department of Public Health eventually reached a consent disorder with the doctor, fining him $5,000 for the violation and medical negligence in his handling of the infant’s delivery.

Following the investigation, the infant’s mother filed a wrongful death suit against the doctor for the action. She contends that used an excessive amount of Pitocin in the delivery (a drug to stimulate contractions). The legal complaint also indicates that the doctor failed to recognize signs of fetal distress or to intervene by performing the Cesarean section in a timely manner.

Our medical malpractice attorneys at Levin & Perconti understand the perilous situation of most patients when they seek medical care. We have won numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of patients who received substandard care during their delivery. Any deviation from the proper standard of care requires proper compensation for the losses they suffer.

If you or anyone you know may have been victims of similar negligent medical care, be sure to contact a medical malpractice lawyer.

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