Common Childbirth Injuries from Medical Malpractice

Common Childbirth Injuries from Medical Malpractice

For many expectant parents, going to the hospital to give birth to their new baby is both exciting and even scary. Anticipating becoming a parent and meeting their little one is a special and beautiful time in a person’s life. 

When you are admitted to the hospital whether you were scheduled to come in or you came in during labor you trust the medical professionals helping you through the birth. Mothers who are not high-risk cases that do not have any apprehensions about labor may naturally believe that everything will go according to plan and they will soon be with their baby. 

For some parents, this is not the case. Mistakes on the part of the staff or on the part of another medical professional may result in childbirth injuries. When this happens, it is truly an unfortunate situation and devastating, to say the least. Parents that have had to endure such a woeful event are not without the ability to take legal action to respond. A medical malpractice suit may be appropriate depending on the circumstances of the catastrophic birth. 

Working with the most proficient and experienced medical malpractice attorney is prudent. Bob Germany is a Jackson personal injury attorney who can discuss your situation with you and review the details to determine what the best course of legal action is for you to receive compensation.

What are the Most Common Medical Errors that Lead to Child Birth Injuries?

Common Childbirth Injuries from Medical MalpracticeChildbirth errors can happen at any time before labor, while active labor is happening, and even after a child is born. This is why a pregnant woman has to visit the doctor so often during her pregnancy for monitoring an examination. This is also why she has to modify her lifestyle so much, to keep the baby healthy and safe from harm. 

Childbirth injuries that occur are not always the result of medical malpractice or a practitioner’s mistake. But, there are situations when malpractice is the exact reason why a child is injured. The most common medical errors with regard to childbirth injuries that are reported every year include:

  • Not checking on and watching the state of the baby during labor and when the delivery happens.
  • Not providing the proper monitoring and support for a patient with gestational diabetes to manage their condition correctly.
  • Misdiagnosing a condition while a woman is pregnant or misidentifying an issue during labor and birth.
  • Not performing a Cesarean section procedure when one is needed.
  • Not providing a pregnant woman with sound, appropriate health advice, and medical treatment.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit mistakes such as:
    • Mistakes with medications.
    • Failure to quickly resuscitate when necessary.
    • Failure to recognize an infection and treat it.
    • Failure to monitor or set up breathing assistance machines correctly, or failure to apply necessary respiratory support.
    • Not identifying and taking action to treat intracranial hemorrhages.
    • Failure to manage issues of neonatal hypoglycemia.

Speak with a Jackson Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

If you were harmed or your child was injured during childbirth, call the Jackson medical malpractice attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC today to learn more about what you can do to obtain compensation at (601) 487-0555.