we have talked to a lawyer. he told us that we do have a good case, however, at best we are looking at being in and out of court for at least five or six years and could end up with nothing more than an "oops, I guess we screwed up, sorry." on top of that, all of the expert witnesses would have to be paid for by us (and their travel to/from the US). only the lawyer's fees would be on contingency basis. by the time this actually saw the inside of a courtroom noone involved would even still be here. it rips my heart out to let it go, but that is what we have decided to do. we have to think about the emotional investment and what that would do to Frankie. we have also decided not to do the autopsy. our precious boy deserves to remain whole and intact. I don't think that we would find answers as there really aren't any that are going to satisfy us. Just thought that I would give an update.
Thank you for letting us know. I can completely understand why you would not want to fight it. Anger might only prolong your grieving and you need to concentrate on healing and being there for each other.
I am so sorry you dont get to see it through. Is there a more informal complaints procedure that you can take? One that involves an in house investigation and reporting procedure? Maybe that will help, at least so that they will be asked to look at what they did/didnt do and re-evaluate. I dont know, maybe that will make things worse for you if they refuse to acknowledge they did anything wrong.
If they did something wrong, that resulted in your sons death...They will pay one day....Just may not be in this lifetime...
Shelly I'm sorry but it is true no amount of legal justice or punishment will bring him back and it wont heal your heart. I'm glad you were able to come to a decision though I know it's hard to have to make. If there was malpractice they will get theres and they know if they did something wrong and will have to live with it. That by far is a worse punishment. Though nothing will bring your sweet little boy back. I saw his pictures on August board and he is a gorgeous little boy.
Just remember the healing and grieving and anger is a process with ups and downs. I'm here if you need me.