A mother in Kansas City has won a victory in a medical malpractice case involving the death of her infant child. While most medical malpractice cases are settled out of court, this grieving mother took it all the way and won.
According to records, Johnna Hughes was 35 weeks pregnant when she began to experience pain in her right side. She called her doctor and was told that she had probably pulled a muscle. Just days later, she was in such pain that her mother drove her to the hospital.
Hughes, 38, was concerned about her baby when she arrived at the hospital. It was ultimately determined that she would be see in the E.R. instead of in labor and delivery. Doctors ran tests and determined that Hughes had a hematoma in her abdomen and gallstones. What happened next is what landed Hughes and the hospital in court.