Medical Malpractice and Giving Birth
Giving birth can be scary – women know that there are a lot of things that could potentially go wrong. This is why women need a doctor they trust and they feel is competent.
Here are a couple of things that your medical malpractice case could involve when it comes to delivering your baby:
–Any injuries that occur to the mother or the child during either pregnancy or delivery. The key in this instance is that it would have to be an injury that occurred due to negligence on the doctor’s behalf, and not just a complication of birth. Instances of this could include the failure to control excessive maternal blood loss. Another is the failure to monitor the oxygen level of the baby before and after the delivery.
–Wrongful birth. This is an instance where the parents would have either avoided or ended the pregnancy if they had known about any birth defects that would have made the child’s life harder. Claims that fall under this category are usually caused by a few things. This can include a failure or negligence when it came to pre-screening and genetic testing, and also the failure to detect any impairment in the early stages of pregnancy.
–Wrongful pregnancy. This is when either the attempt to avoid or end the pregnancy fails. This could something as simple as going to the doctor for a pregnancy test and they fail to detect the pregnancy through the negligence of the staff. Typically this is a case where the parents attempted to avoid the pregnancy through sterilization, abortion, or even just the usual birth control, and it fails due to negligence on someone else’s behalf.
There are many different stages where pregnancy or delivering a baby could go wrong, which is why it is important to have doctors and staff that you trust. If you feel that you have experienced neglect during the process of pregnancy or delivering the baby, then please contact the experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Ask 4 SAM.