The birth of a child should be a wonderful, joyous occasion. Parents have been waiting nine long months to meet their little one, taking the time to prepare a nursery, purchase baby clothes and open their hearts to a tiny new person. However, if Massachusetts doctors fail to notice the signs of something wrong, it can result in severe brain injuries that can forever scar the child and the family.
Parents of children born with heart defects or other life threatening illnesses are often very cautious about medicines they give their children. After undergoing countless hours in the hospital, no one in Massachusetts or anywhere else wants to unnecessarily return to a medical center due to a negative drug interaction. But that is exactly what happened to one family whose 4-year old suffered heart failure and a brain injury upon receiving improper medical advice from a doctor.