Are birth injuries considered medical malpractice?
The birth of a child is an exciting time in a parent’s life. They spent the last nine months stressing over this moment. Now, it has come. However, it does not come without difficulties. Sometimes childbirth can lead to some unexpected circumstances. During childbirth, it is important that you have trustworthy medical professionals throughout labor. Without a trustworthy healthcare professional, you may be faced with negligence. Negligence on behalf of a medical professional during labor can result in medical malpractice. Labor is a vital time to monitor the baby. If professionals do not act accordingly, their negligence may lead to a birth injury. For this form of medical malpractice, you should build your case in order to pursue a lawsuit against the doctor.
What kind of birth injuries can result from negligence?
During birth, injuries can occur due to a variety of reasons. These birth injuries can include Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, facial paralysis, spinal cord injuries and more. When negligence is a factor during the birth of an infant, it can result in brain damage, which is caused by vacuum extractor misuse and forceps misuse or brachial plexus injuries caused by excessive force when handling a shoulder dystocia.
How can I seek liability on behalf of the doctor for the birth injury?
To prove negligence on behalf of a doctor, you will have to build your case. Mistakes can happen during procedures. It is not enough to prove that a mistake happened as this could be associated as nothing more than a mistake. Negligence is the real issue that needs to be proven. By proving negligence on behalf of the medical professional, you may be entitled to damages.
An investigation should go underway to prove that your doctor was negligent. Furthermore, the investigation needs to prove that the doctor’s negligence resulted in the birth injury present within the newborn. Doctors should always act in the best interests of their patients and perform up to a certain standard of care. When they fail to do due to negligence, they should be held accountable.
By winning a case, you may be entitled to compensation. Although this cannot fix the health of your child, it can provide any services they may need due to their birth injury. This compensation can help them adapt easier.
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