Aurora and Denver Medical Malpractice Attorney
Having a baby is one of the most joyous occasions in one’s life. Unfortunately, there are times when things go wrong. Although some delivery and birth complications may be unavoidable, there are others that are the result of mistakes made by the medical professionals involved in delivering the baby.
Approximately 9.5% of malpractice lawsuits involve a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose a problem involving childbirth. Many situations which arise during the childbirth process are avoidable if properly and timely identified and addressed promptly. Some common childbirth injuries include:
- Physical injury to the baby, such as bruising, internal bleeding, or broken bones
- Brain Injury
- Fetal Death
- Death of the Mother
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Infection of the Mother
There are many aspects of both prenatal care and during delivery where a mistake or failure to identify a problem can have disastrous results. Some examples of medical malpractice which leads to birth injuries include:
- Failure to identify metabolic disorders, blood issues, or complications from diabetes
- Failure to properly monitor the mother and baby following childbirth
- Failure to properly evaluate the mother and fetus during pregnancy
- A doctor arriving too late during the birth of the baby
- Failure to proceed with a Caesarian delivery when necessary
- Using improper or unsafe techniques during delivery of the baby
- Failure to identify and quickly respond to any type of fetal distress
All medical professionals are held to a certain standard of care. They breach that duty when they fall below that standard by failing to act in the same manner that a reasonably prudent professional would under the circumstances. This type of negligence constitutes medical malpractice.
Most birth injuries cause major pain and suffering and often bring with them lifelong problems for the mother and/or baby. This can mean a lifetime of necessary medical care for the mother, child, or both—depending on the injury. A Colorado personal injury attorney who specializes in medical malpractice can educate you on your rights and ensure that you and your family are fully compensated for the injuries you and your child have suffered.
Contact an Aurora and Denver Medical Malpractice Attorney
When you’re prepared to enlist the services of an experienced, skilled personal injury attorney, it is important to seek out a lawyer who will advocate for your health and legal interests. At the law offices of John R. Fuller, P.C., we have a record of accomplishment on behalf of our injured clients. Contact our malpractice attorney at our Aurora office for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help.
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