When you’re pregnant, your obstetrician is the person that you should trust the most. He or she is responsible for properly monitoring your baby’s growth and development while also keeping you as healthy as possible during your pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Sometimes, however, obstetricians are negligent. Obstetrical malpractice can cause permanent injuries to both you and your baby. If this happened to you, you need the help of a skilled medical malpractice attorney.
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When Might Obstetrical Malpractice Occur?
Most obstetricians do a wonderful job of caring for mothers-to-be and their babies during each state of the life-giving process. Malpractice occurs when obstetricians ignore well-known signs of distress in either the mother or child, or when they do not follow the current medical standards used during any part of the process.
For example, if the obstetrician does not use proper prenatal testing or does not do the proper research to ensure that they are prescribing a drug that is safe for both the mother and the baby, this could be malpractice. During the labor and delivery process, fetal heart rate monitoring errors can cause permanent injuries to the baby. Improper use of forceps or a vacuum extractor and failure to perform a timely emergency C-section are also examples of possible medical malpractice. In short, obstetrical malpractice can occur at any point.
The Risk of Permanent Injury
If you or your baby experienced a permanent injury because of obstetrical malpractice, you should make an appointment to speak with a birth injury attorney in Washington, D.C. Permanent injuries such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and developmental delays can create a lifetime of added expenses and stress.
Failure of your obstetrician to properly monitor you or your baby can cause severe injuries. Having good insurance isn’t enough for families that have a child with special needs. Sometimes the additional help needed for education, speech, behavior, medications, and equipment just isn’t provided by major insurance carriers. Families often face difficult and stressful decisions about how to best care for their child while making the ends meet.
Obstetricians who commit malpractice or negligence can be held accountable. Your baby can get the care that he or she needs. LawMD can help your family hold the obstetrician accountable and work to get the compensation that you need to care for your child and provide for his or her additional needs.
LawMD’s attorneys are prepared to help families that have been the victims of obstetrical malpractice. You are not alone. Contact LawMD to book your free consultation. We also have lawyers who also medical doctors.
LawMD provides zealous representation for families affected by birth injuries. There’s no upfront charge; we are only paid if we successfully settle or litigate your claim. We can help you fight to get the compensation that you need to care for your child.
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