Doctor (OB) covering up mistake - how does that play into a malpractice case?
My son suffered severe facial trauma while in labor - he was coming down the birth canal face first. However, the OB did not realize it and I went through 22 hours of labor and had several things done that are contraindicated for a face first presentation that contributed to his injuries. My son has had four facial reconstruction surgeries so far and will have more.
Unfortunately, the medical bills are extremely high (even with insurance) and we are considering litigation to cover the expenses. I requested a copy of my medical records from the hospital and the OB did not document things correctly. He stated my son was not a face presentation but vertex (the "normal" way) and he stated that my son did not go to the NICU. Though he did go to the NICU and spent four days there. However, the NICU records are correct and explained why he was injured as are the records from the specialists he has seen in the past year.
Will the fact that the OB did not document things correctly help or hurt the malpractice case for my son? In my nonlegal opinion, it seems that makes him lose credibility. Is that the case? Any information or advice is appreciated.