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Medical mistake leads to stillborn delivery

When patients are evaluated and diagnosed in an emergency room setting, all precautions should be made in order to avoid making an otherwise avoidable medical mistake. Medical professionals who make oversights and assumptions may end up making a devastating error that could take the life of an innocent person.

In this case, the medical oversight took the life of a baby, who was delivered stillborn to a transgender man. A hospital nurse performing a brief entrance evaluation, did not receive all of the information regarding the man’s sexual identity and misclassified him as obese. Although the man told the emergency room medical staff that he was transgender, his file listed him as male. This led the nurse to define him as obese rather than consider him pregnant.

The patient told staff that he had a positive pregnancy test and had not had a period in some time. The staff had taken a long time getting back the pregnancy results and verifying the transgender man’s actual condition, that the baby passed away due to an umbilical cord emergency. Some believe that the baby may have survived if the medical staff would have reacted quicker to the matter at hand.

If you feel as though you are the victim of medical negligence, you may want to contact a medical malpractice attorney regarding your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, as well as other expenses. 

Source: USA Today, “Nurse mistakes pregnant transgender man as obese. Then, the man births a stillborn baby, “ Marilynn Marchione, May 16, 2019.

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