Birth Delivery Medical Errors

Obstetricians and gynecologists pay some of the highest medical malpractice insurance premiums due to the high number of medical error claims filed against them each year. While these doctors may say that many of the lawsuits filed against them are frivolous, courts still frequently decide in favor of the ailing newborns. Some birth defects are not genetically caused or due to being born prematurely.

Birth Delivery Errors

Negligence at birth can condemn a child to a lifetime of sorrows and the need for extensive future medical care. Those responsible for committing the medical errors involved must pay so that the injured child can be made as whole as possible for the remainder of his or her life.

Negligence:

Medical negligence can include, but is not limited to, the following acts or omissions:

  • Failure to perform a Caesarean Section when one is clearly indicated;
  • Failure to perform an episiotomy when a child’s head or overall body size clearly indicates the need for one;
  • Failure to act properly at the moment an emergency develops in the delivery room;
  • Improper use of Pitocin when trying to induce labor; and
  • Improper handling of such tools as forceps or a vacuum extractor.

Birth Delivery Negligence and Errors Lawsuit

After pursuing many months of prenatal care with a particular physician, it can be very hard for a birth couple to accept that the doctor they trusted and relied upon has let them down. However, once parents realize that their doctor may have caused their child’s serious medical condition, they will usually pursue all of their available legal remedies.

When you contact a birth trauma attorney, you’ll meet someone who understands your family’s current struggles and who will help you carefully determine if your child’s condition was possibly caused by one of your healthcare providers.

Our birth trauma attorneys are experts in handling personal injury claims like yours which involve medical malpractice. They have the necessary expertise to evaluate every aspect of care that was provided. These experts can also point your entire family to caregiver resources that can benefit all of you for many years to come. 

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