Washington DC Labor and Delivery Negligence Attorneys
For most parents, the birth of a child is an emotional roller coaster. It’s normal to feel a mixture of fear, anxiety, hope, and relief. Most first-time parents will confess that their labor and delivery didn’t go quite as planned. Seasoned parents know all too well how the birth of a child is often a process with many twists and turns.
However, there is a difference between a change of plans and a medical mistake. Although most of the 4 million annual births in this country unfold quite smoothly, others end in serious injury to a mother or baby. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for every 1,000 births in the U.S., six result in a birth injury. In the most heart-wrenching cases, birth ends in a maternal or fetal death, leaving behind devastated family members and, in some cases, children who must continue on without a mother.
At LawMD, our Washington, D.C. birth injury practice includes representation for families hurt by labor and delivery negligence. When you’re delivering a child, you are at your most vulnerable. You want what’s best for your baby, which may lead you to follow the doctor’s orders, even when your gut tells you something is wrong. This is a story we hear over and over again, and it’s why we have dedicated our professional careers to helping people victimized by the medical system.
Types of Labor and Delivery Mistakes
Complications in labor and delivery include a wide range of conditions and can happen to the mother, the child, or both. In our Washington, D.C. birth injury practice, we have represented families in the following types of cases:
- Failure to perform c-section
- Delayed c-section
- Surgical errors
- Placenta previa
- Uterine rupture
- Placental abruption
- Failure to monitor
- Post-partum hemorrhage
- Unsafe induction of labor
- Surgical mistakes
- Anesthesia errors during c-section
- Improper or inadequate fetal monitoring
- Improper use of forceps
- Improper vacuum extraction
Every birth is unique, which is why obstetricians, neonatologists, midwives, and other health care professionals who care for babies and mothers must take great care to thoroughly review a patient’s medical and family history, properly monitor the patient during all stages of labor, and listen to the patient’s concerns. When physicians and other health workers fail to do these things, medical mistakes can occur.
The High Cost of Labor and Delivery Injuries
After a birth injury, many parents just want to move on with their lives. The excitement and hope they felt leading up to the birth of their child has been replaced with heartbreak and anxiety. What kind of life can their child expect to have? Many families must immediately jump in to what feels like an endless round of doctors’ appointments, surgery consultations, and visits to specialists.
In the most serious birth injury cases, a child is left with cerebral palsy, development delays, or severe cognitive dysfunction that forces a parent to leave the workforce, sacrificing much-needed income. This can be a huge financial and emotional burden for the entire family. On top of all this, the family must pay millions for ongoing medical care.
Parents of children with birth injuries are some of the most selfless, most dedicated people on the planet. Although money can’t heal your child or take you back in time, before the birth injury occurred, it can ease the burden of your child’s medical bills, therapy expenses, and other costs. Compensation can also open doors of opportunity for your child by providing financing for educational resources, experimental treatments, and rehabilitative therapies.
Get in Touch with A Birth Injury Washington DC – Labor And Delivery Negligence
The Washington, D.C. birth injury lawyers at LawMD are available 24/7 to assist you. If you have questions about labor and delivery errors, or you believe you or your child were hurt by a doctor’s negligence during childbirth, we can help. Many of our lawyers are doctors themselves. We speak the language, and we have insider knowledge in the area of medical malpractice. We look forward to speaking to you about your case.
Let us know how we can help. You can contact us through email or our online contact form. Help is also just a phone call away. Call 888-MY-LAWMD ( 888-695-2963 ).