Childbirth is an amazing and beautiful feat, but it’s also a traumatic experience for both mother and infant. In those trying moments when the world seems to slow down and speed up all at once, you trust your doctors and nurses to know what’s best for both you and your newborn.
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Childbirth is a beautiful experience, but it’s also a traumatic one. In some cases, the circumstances of your delivery can lead to birth injuries caused by medical malpractice. When a medical professional fails to act or acts outside the accepted standard of care that another similarly-trained and experienced doctor or nurse would, it can lead to life-changing injuries such as Cerebral Palsy. Take our quiz below to see if your child’s birth injury was caused by medical malpractice.
Giving birth is a natural process that is typically safe in a hospital setting with medical staff and your OBGYN right there helping you through the process. The mother is at risk of certain complications, but the unborn baby is completely vulnerable during this time.
You trust your doctor and OBGYN to care for you and your baby throughout pregnancy and during childbirth. Sadly, a medical error on their part could cause your child lifelong disability from severe cerebral palsy (CP).
Medical malpractice encompasses a variety of cases from birth injuries to prescription error to wrongful death. Some lawsuits are relatively straightforward such as a surgical negligence claim where a surgeon operated on the wrong limb, but others are not so cut and dry.
Suffering from a hernia is a common medical condition that is often treated surgically by doctors implanting a Hernia Mesh. However, certain types of hernia mesh have been found to cause chronic pain, bowel obstruction, and severe infections. Often times, these conditions get become so painful, that many patients have to return to their doctor and have the mesh removed and/or replaced. Even if it’s been several years since your first implant surgery, the type of mesh used during that surgery could be the cause of your problems.
With all the advancements in medicine and technology, we trust that our healthcare professionals will perform their duties in the most professional and responsible manner possible to help us overcome our injury or illness. With their many years of training and experience, we expect them to accurately and effectively diagnose and treat us in times of medical need.