Prior to delivery, it is essential that the fetus be in the standard vertex presentation (head-first) in order to ensure a safe delivery. This helps protect both the mother and the infant during the labor process. If the baby’s position or size is abnormal, doctor intervention is usually required. This might, in some situations, refer to more simple manual procedures to move the baby, but it may also lead to a planned C-section delivery.
If healthcare professionals do not quickly resolve or identify issues associated with the fetal weight presentation and size, ultimately leading to birth injuries, this can be the basis of a medical malpractice claim. The complications associated with abnormal position, weight, size, and presentation include breech birth, face presentation, or C-section for babies in the breech position.
When Are Doctors Responsible for Birth Injuries Associated with Abnormal Presentation?
All doctors and medical professionals in the room during labor and delivery should be monitoring the mother and the baby at all times. This is the only way to catch problems early on and try to address issues associated with abnormal fetal presentation. Given that failure to act quickly or effectively enough can lead to severe birth injuries and lifelong disabilities, parents of a child with injuries may be entitled to fight for compensation in a personal injury claim.
Obtaining help from an experienced medical malpractice attorney in dealing with a case involving abnormal fetal presentation is essential. If doctors should have identified problems and risk factors that contributed to your child’s birth injuries, you need to consult with a lawyer immediately.
Reach Out to LawMD Right Away
Since Maryland law requires that you file a medical malpractice lawsuit in a timely manner, and since your child may have suffered critical and developmental disabilities due to his/her birth injuries, you need to speak to a Baltimore birth injury attorney as soon as possible. The excitement of having a new child can be marred by struggling to cope with the short- and long-term impacts of dealing with severe birth injuries, but you can help yourself by filing a claim immediately.
At LawMD, many of our attorneys are also medical professionals. We understand the complexities involved in both the legal and medical aspects of these types of situations. Our firm is prepared to help you fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed. We have secured millions on behalf of injured children and their families throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the United States.
Contact us online or call (888) 695-2963 for a free consultation today.