Seeking Justice And Compensation For Mothers Harmed By Doctor Negligence After Childbirth
A postpartum injury, as the name suggests, is one that occurs after childbirth and can impact the baby and mother. After delivery, both mother and child are in a very vulnerable state, and negligence on the part of the doctor, delivery nurses and/or medical team could result in serious, life-threatening injuries. If you were impacted by a postpartum medical condition because of a doctor or medical professional’s negligence, you have legal recourse to seek justice and financial compensation.
If you were a victim of postpartum negligence and you’d like to discuss your birth injury malpractice case with an experienced lawyer, contact The Lancione Law Firm. Without skilled legal representation on your side, proving postpartum medical negligence will be an uphill battle. We can help you work to prove that the doctor had a duty of care that she/he breached by their action or inaction.
What Is Postpartum Negligence?
Common examples of postpartum medical negligence include:
- Medication errors: The doctor may administer the wrong dose of medicine, give the wrong medication or administer a medication to which the patient is allergic.
- Failure to treat an existing condition in mother or infant: Babies may be born with jaundice, which requires specific incubation lights to treat. This includes anesthesia mistakes after birth.
- Failure to recognize a mother’s or infant’s distress: This may include a sudden illness, which could involve the mother’s placenta not being removed completely, which can lead to life-threatening sepsis (serious infection). Other examples are uterine rupture, postpartum hemorrhage or eclampsia.
- Monitoring vital signs: If the mother or baby is in distress, such as having dangerously low or high blood pressure that medical personnel failed to address, you may have reason to file a postpartum negligence claim.
- Wound care: Common examples of negligent wound care include improper/insufficient attention to how a patient heals after a C-section, as well as improper care/attention when a woman tears her labia minora (the inner lips of the vagina) while giving birth, allowing it to become infected.
- Neonatal care for the newborn: A newborn must be carefully monitored in his/her first hours of life, and throughout the duration of their stay at the hospital.
No one should have to experience any of these dangerous labor or delivery conditions. If you, your loved one or your child did experience negligence, an attorney can help you.
Did You Suffer From Postpartum Negligence? Get A Free Consultation.
If you or your newborn experienced complications or harm from a doctor’s negligence after your baby was born, please call The Lancione Law Firm to speak to our attorney about pursuing justice. At The Lancione Law Firm, we charge no fees unless you recover money from your lawsuit. Call us at 440-571-6862 or contact us online for a quick reply.