The Signs of Medical Negligence During Childbirth You Need to Know

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If you believe your child was injured due to medical negligence during the birthing process, it is vital to know what signs to look for. Our Miami medical negligence attorneys have compiled a list of the most common signs of medical negligence during childbirth. If you notice any of these signs, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

What is Considered Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence occurs when healthcare professionals fail to meet a high standard of care during the birthing process, leading to complications and birth injuries. While it’s common for babies to sustain minor injuries during the birthing process, most of these injuries heal by themselves. However, some severe birth injuries cannot be cured and can result in a disability for life.

Signs of Medical Negligence During Childbirth

The signs below are commonly associated with medical negligence during birth. If you notice any of these, please get in touch with us right away.

Delayed Response to Fetal Distress

Fetal distress is a medical emergency in which the fetus does not receive enough oxygen from the mother. Healthcare professionals should monitor the baby’s heart rate and take immediate action if there are signs of distress.

Failure to Order Medical Tests

During the birthing process, medical tests should be ordered to ensure the baby is healthy and that there are no potential risks. If medical tests are not ordered or delayed, this may be a sign of medical negligence.

Premature Birth

Medical professionals should take every precaution to ensure the baby is safe and healthy if a baby is born prematurely. Delays in medical care could lead to severe complications such as cerebral palsy or autism.

Delayed C-section

If medical personnel fail to recognize emergent conditions such as umbilical cord prolapse and delay performing a c-section, this can lead to severe birth injuries.

Misuse of Medical Instruments

Improper use of medical instruments such as forceps and vacuum extractors can cause trauma to the mother and baby, leading to birth injuries.

Let Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A. Advocate for Your Family

If you believe medical negligence caused your baby’s injury, it is crucial to speak with an experienced medical negligence attorney. Our Miami medical negligence attorneys can review the medical records and provide you with the legal guidance you need to get the compensation your child deserves.

Schedule a free consultation with a member of our team today by calling (305) 900-5493 or filling out this short form.

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