Delivery Room Errors

Delivery Room Errors

The delivery room is where a baby enters the world and takes that first breath. While the birth of a child should be the happiest time in a new parent’s life, deliveries do not always go as planned. Errors made in the delivery room can affect a baby and his or her parents for the rest of their lives.

What Happens in the Delivery Room?

In the delivery room, the goal of the mother and her medical staff is the birth of a baby who is healthy and free from injury. During labor and delivery, things can happen quickly and intensely. Medical professionals must be attentive and consistently monitor the health of both mother and baby. At the first signs of distress, it is critical that doctors and nurses act quickly to prevent injury or harm.

Delivery Room Errors

Things can go wrong quickly when a medical professional is negligent or slow to respond to a problem. A variety of serious errors can occur in the delivery room, including:

  • improper fetal monitoring
  • improper use of delivery instruments
  • delayed cesarean section when there are signs of fetal distress
  • failure to take preventive actions, leading to prolonged labor
  • failure to accelerate delivery when preeclampsia (high blood pressure and protein in a mother’s urine) or eclampsia (seizures in the mother) are present

Birth Injuries Resulting from Delivery Room Errors

The mistakes made by medical staff in the delivery room can cause great harm to the baby, such as:

  • injuries from birth instruments
  • brain damage from lack of oxygen
  • cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • stroke
  • infection
  • developmental delays
  • death

Getting Help and Compensation for Delivery Room Errors

If your child was harmed because of an error made in the delivery room, you may feel helpless. It’s important to keep in mind that the incident was not your fault, and you deserve help for the physical, emotional, and financial suffering you and your baby must endure. For more than 48 years, the attorneys at Thurswell Law have been getting monetary compensation for families in Michigan who have been victims of birth injuries. Call Thurswell Law at (248) 354-2222 for a free consultation. No fee unless you collect.

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