Childbirth is a natural, often unplanned, process, which is why delivery staff, including nurses, midwives, and doctors, need to have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle anything that comes their way. If a medical professional makes a mistake, forgets to check on the mother or baby, or acts negligently in any way, their carelessness could cause a serious delivery error.
Both vaginal and C-section deliveries have their unique benefits and risks, and what is right for one family might not be right for another. If you or your child were injured during the birth process, either through a natural birth or a C-section, make sure you know your rights. If the damage was caused by someone else’s negligence or mistake, you should know how to hold the liable party responsible for their detrimental actions.
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At Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C., our birth injury attorneys understand how difficult it is to see your child injured or ill, especially when that injury or illness was caused by someone else’s actions. Our central goal is to provide you with the personalized legal support you and your family need so that you can recover maximum compensation. We’ve recovered more verdicts than any other firm in Rhode Island and we’ve been recognized as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News. If you need assistance with a delivery error malpractice case, we’re here to help.
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How Do Delivery Errors Occur?
Doctors must know when to deliver a baby via the natural vaginal method, and when to perform a Cesarean section. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 in every 3 births in the United States is performed by Cesarean section. When C-sections are performed incorrectly, delayed, or if they are not performed at all, the mother and baby could suffer irreparable, even fatal, harm.
Delivery errors can occur because of any of the following issues:
- Lack of fetal heart monitoring
- Poor maternal heart monitoring
- Medication mistakes
- Improper use of birth instruments
- Failure to perform a C-section
- C-section delay
- Unrecognized medical complications
When any of these delivery errors occur, the baby could suffer brain damage, nerve problems, shoulder dystocia, bone fractures, spinal trauma, brachial plexus injuries, lacerations, contusions, and more. Delivery mistakes could also affect the mother, causing excessive bleeding, ruptured uterus, prolapsed uterus, infection, and accidental lacerations.
If you or your child suffered any of these injuries, you need to contact our Rhode Island birth injury attorneys and discuss your options with our experienced team. We can assess your case, identify the liable party, and gather the necessary evidence to support your claim while you focus on taking care of yourself and your child.
Choose Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C.
Our Rhode Island malpractice attorneys understand that birth injuries can be life-altering, permanent, and even fatal, which is why the party responsible for harming your child must be held accountable for their actions. Our firm can help you fight for your rights and seek maximum compensation from the liable party.
We understand that compensation won’t restore your child’s health, but it can help you pay off necessary medical bills and provide your family with peace of mind as you acclimate to your child’s needs. If you have a case, we want to hear from you.
Contact Decof, Barry, Mega & Quinn, P.C.to discuss your delivery injury case with our Rhode Island birth injury attorneys.