A Houston doctor is being sued by three families who are accusing the doctor and the hospital the doctor works for of mishandling their babies’ deliveries. One baby died and the other two have lifelong injuries to deal with.
Dr. June Williams Colman and the East Houston Regional Medical Center, where each woman gave birth. Each woman claims that the doctor failed to notice signs of distress in their infants, forcing the women to push longer than safe, and not offering the option of cesarean sections.
Of the infants that were injured, one has a severe brain injury and the other has multiple injuries, including impaired vision. The child who died suffered with severe brain injuries and other injuries that were caused by the prolonged labor. The child died shortly after birth. Attorneys for the women accuse the doctor and other medical staff of making multiple errors during the deliveries all three women experienced.
This is not the first time Colman has been accused of medical malpractice. In 2014, three other women accused the doctor of many of the same errors as are being heard in this case. In that instance, Colman was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and complete 20 or more hours in continuing education on the topic of high-risk obstetrics.
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