Medical Malpractice in the Delivery Room

a baby in a carrierMedical malpractice during a woman’s labor and delivery may have catastrophic consequences for both the mother and the child. Many instances of medical malpractice leave an infant with life-long birth injuries that affect their health and mobility.

How Medical Malpractice Causes Birth Injuries

When medical practitioners do not respond to events in the delivery room appropriately, mothers and infants can suffer severe injuries. This negligence may even lead to death.

The most common forms of medical malpractice in the delivery room include the following:

  • Failure to perform a C-section when necessary
  • Failure to monitor the infant for signs of stress
  • Pulling or twisting the infant too hard during delivery

These errors may result in the following birth injuries:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)

While some birth injuries may resolve in weeks to months, others persist throughout the rest of the child’s life.

Suspect a Birth Injury? Contact Us Today

Given the potential impact that a birth injury may have on a child’s health, it’s imperative for you to take action if you suspect medical malpractice. At Wagner Reese, we’re prepared to take on large hospitals and insurance companies for you.

We have earned a reputation for winning results, and we’re here to fight for you.

Contact Wagner Reese at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free case evaluation.