Labor and Delivery Complications and Errors
The process of labor and delivery is very complex, and medical staff must make fast and accurate decisions regarding protocol during birth. Doctors and nurses sometimes make mistakes that jeopardize the health of the mother and/or baby. Some of the most common causes of preventable harm include improper fetal monitoring, improper medication choices, poor communication, unrecognized fetal distress, improper use of forceps and vacuum extractors, and failure to provide a timely C-section when necessary.
Common labor and delivery complications
Often, women are able to give birth without any issues. However, there are significant risks associated with labor and delivery; medical professionals must carefully monitor for problems and intervene if necessary. Without proper medical attention and action, labor and delivery complications can be very dangerous. When obstetricians and other staff fail to appropriately manage complications, both the mother and the baby can experience severe and permanent damage. When preventable injuries occur, this constitutes medical malpractice. If a baby is harmed by negligent actions during labor and delivery, this should be investigated by a birth injury attorney.
To learn more about specific types of birth injuries, and how malpractice may play a role, please visit the links below. You can also click here for a more complete list of our practice areas.
- Birth Asphyxia
- Delayed Emergency C-Section
- Forceps and Vacuum Extractor Injuries
- Improper Fetal Monitoring/Fetal Monitoring Errors
- Medication Errors
- Placental Abruption
- Placenta Previa
- Traumatic Birth Injuries
- Umbilical Cord Issues
- Uterine Rupture
Legal help for malpractice during labor and delivery (birth injuries)
Medical professionals have an obligation to recognize warning signs that a baby may be in danger during labor and delivery, and to carefully manage births involving health complications. Failure to do so is negligence, and if this negligence causes harm, it is an act of medical malpractice.
ABC Law Centers focuses on birth injury cases: this includes incidents of malpractice that occur during late pregnancy, labor and delivery, or early infancy. We are passionate about advocating for children who have disabilities (such as cerebral palsy) and complex healthcare needs as the result of birth injuries.
To find out if you have a case, contact our firm to speak with one of our award-winning attorneys. We have numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements that attest to our success, and you pay nothing until we win your case. We give personal attention to each child and family we help, and are available 24/7 to speak with you.
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