When you were in the hospital preparing to deliver your baby, you trusted the doctors and nurses who were providing you with care. Unfortunately, your trust was broken when these highly-trained medical professionals were negligent and careless during the delivery process. As a result, what was supposed to be a glorious occasion for you and your family has now turned into an unimaginable nightmare. If your newborn child is now suffering from a birth injury that did not have to occur, consult with a personal injury lawyer who has experience in medical malpractice cases.
Failing to do a C-section
In some cases, doctors do not have an emergency plan in place during a baby’s delivery. Thus, should a C-section become necessary, valuable time may be lost while doctors and nurses scramble to get things ready. In the meantime, critical minutes are lost, resulting in your baby being deprived of oxygen. As a result, brain damage often occurs, leading to conditions you and your family will be dealing with for decades to come.
Improper Use of Instruments
In other situations, doctors or other technicians may improperly use various types of medical instruments during the delivery of your baby. When this happens, numerous problems can arise, such as oxygen deprivation, injuries to a baby’s nervous system, and much more. For many babies, the result of a doctor’s incompetence results in Erb’s Palsy or Cerebral Palsy, both of which will lead to the need for long-term medical treatment for your child.
Misdiagnosis of Medical Conditions
If your blood pressure was quite high during your pregnancy, it is up to your doctor to properly diagnose and treat this condition to ensure you and your baby are kept safe. If this does not happen, the result can be a larger baby being born, which will require extra care and could lead to serious health conditions later on.
If you and your baby were injured by the negligence and carelessness of doctors in whom you put your trust, hold them accountable for their actions. To do so, schedule a consultation with us today at Tobler Law.