Labor is one of the most crucial operations in the medical world. Even the slightest mistake can lead to the endangerment of both the mother and the infant’s lives. So if a doctor did something wrong that results into injuries to you and your child, you can hold your doctor accountable. Medical malpractice happens when a doctor, the medical staff, or the entire hospital’s negligence results to the patient’s sickness or death. Lawyers can help endorse your claim.
Birth injury means any injury the mother or the infant received from the time of her pregnancy until the day of delivery. During pregnancy, a doctor’s negligence can cause many complications that may lead to birth defects or miscarriages. For example, if you develop maternal diabetes during your pregnancy because your doctor didn’t conduct regular check-ups, or he or she failed to inform you, it is considered medical malpractice.
Birth injuries can also happen on the day of the child’s birth. If the doctor failed to monitor the oxygen intake of your child before and after the actual birth, your child could develop cerebral palsy. Preeclampsia, or the mother having seizures during birth, can also occur if the doctor fails to monitor the mother’s blood pressure during delivery. Aside from those physical injuries during birth, there are also the emotional and psychological damages to factor in.
Every deed has its own consequence, and so does negligence. Contact your birth injury lawyer to learn how you can properly handle birth injury claims.