Many complications can arise during pregnancy, during delivery, and in the initial period after a baby is born. It’s up to doctors, midwives, and other medical personnel to prevent those complications from occurring, or detect and treat them immediately. When healthcare professionals fail to take the necessary steps to prevent or reduce harm to pregnant mothers and their children, they can be held liable for birth injuries.
Mistakes during prenatal checks up, in the delivery room, and during the post-birth care process can occur because healthcare professionals are:
- Poorly trained
- Overworked and fatigued
- Lacking proper communication plans and protocols
Many pregnancy-related complications can be effectively prevented, treated, or mitigated by healthcare professionals who are attentive and proactive, but not all women receive the level of care they deserve. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve helped many women who suffered harm—or whose children suffered harm—because of negligent medical professionals.
There are many birth defects and birth injuries that can occur to both women and children due to negligent doctors, midwives, and other hospital staff, including:
- Fractured bones
- Uterine injuries
- Bruising and scarring
- Facial paralysis
- Brachial plexus
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe bleeding
If you or your child were injured at any point during or after your pregnancy by a team of medical professionals that you thought you could trust, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact our Norfolk birth injury lawyers today to find out how we can help you.