Birth injuries are some of the most devastating because they can result in permanent harm to an innocent child. Even worse, they are often caused by the negligent actions of someone we’re supposed to trust with our care.
Understanding how medical malpractice plays a role in causing a birth injury can help families recognize their rights to pursue compensation. Here are some of the negligent acts that can arise and cause significant harm to a baby or mother.
Failure to Properly Monitor
As with any matter of misdiagnosis, if a doctor fails to properly monitor the mother and baby during a pregnancy, it can result in missed conditions. Fetal distress can be displayed throughout pregnancy, which can mean a lack of oxygen – which can result in brain or spinal cord injuries.
Waiting too Long to Act
Doctors must act quickly when they notice a problem with the mother and baby. If they recognize a problem, but allow it to persist, they are acting negligently and can be considered responsible if the baby suffers harm as a result of their error.
Too Much Force During Labor
During labor, there are certain actions that the doctor may take to help the mother should she have complications pushing and delivering the baby on her own. Whether this means helping to pull the baby out using his or her hands, or using forceps or a vacuum extractor, errors can occur.
Too much force during delivery can lead to brain trauma, shoulder dystocia, and other issues that cause harm to the baby, as well as potential harm to the mother.
At Grewal Law, we recognize how medical malpractice can result in significant health problems for a baby or a mother during a pregnancy. We protect families and their rights to pursue compensation for the damages they have experienced.
Let our Michigan birth injury lawyers help you understand what legal options you may have to file a claim against a negligent medical professional. We’ll look at all aspects of your situation and build a case strategy designed to help you seek maximum compensation.
For a free consultation, call our firm at (888) 211-5798.