Labor and Delivery Complications and Errors
The process of labor and delivery is very complex, and medical staff must make fast and accurate decisions. 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, medication mismanagement, poor communication, unrecognized fetal distress, incorrect use of forceps and vacuum extractors, and failing to perform a C-section in time.
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, and labor and delivery complications can be very dangerous without proper medical intervention. It is considered medical malpractice when mother or baby suffer preventable injuries. attorneys investigate if a baby is harmed by negligent actions during labor and delivery.
Below is information on specific types and causes of birth injuries. Follow the links for information, including how malpractice may play a role.
- 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 children with birth injuries
Birth injury cases are complex, both medically and legally. For the best case outcome for your child, it’s critical to find an attorney and a law firm that focus specifically on birth injury cases. At ABC Law Centers (Reiter & Walsh, P.C.), our attorneys have focused their entire careers on this area of law, and they consistently secure multi-million dollar settlements for our clients.
Contact us today to begin your free case review. We will answer your questions, help you understand where malpractice may have occurred in your child’s case, determine the negligent party, and inform you of your legal options. Moreover, you pay nothing throughout the entire legal process unless we win or favorably settle your case.
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