Fetal macrosomia is the medical term for a newborn who weighs more than the average baby. A baby weighing more than 9 pounds 15 ounces may experience serious health complications. Fetal macrosomia may cause problems during a vaginal delivery, and may cause the baby to incur injuries during the birth process. Additionally, fetal macrosomia may cause a baby to experience other health issues later on.
A 48-year-old former inmate has sued federal government, claiming that preventable delays by prison medical staff resulted in the amputation of his genitals. In the medical malpractice lawsuit, the North Carolina man claims that medical staff failed to test a lesion on his genitalia during his incarceration; the lesion was eventually found to be cancerous after it was too late to avoid an amputation.