Getting pregnant and starting a family is supposed to be a wonderful time for people. It is part of the American dream that so many strive for. Yes, you know that there could be difficulties during pregnancy, but most of the time, those can be overcome with the help of a strong medical team.
But what happens if that medical team, the doctors and nurses you trust, cause you or your baby harm during the birthing process?
When you need a Camden birth injury attorney, you can count on the Weitz Firm to be with you during the difficult time. We will investigate your case and will work to secure the compensation you deserve.
“Babies born in America are less likely to reach their first birthday than babies born n other wealthy countries,” a new study has found.
What is going on? Why, in one of the most advanced countries in the world, are we lagging in care for mothers and babies?
Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the US, and many of those mistakes happen during childbirth. While we know that childbirth is inherently complicated, we also know that negligence and carelessness on the part of healthcare professionals can cause serious problems.
For the mother, sometimes doctors and nurses fail to notice when a mother in labor is in severe distress and do not perform a C-section, something that is sometimes necessary to ensure the mother and baby remain healthy. There are times when a baby cannot safely pass through the birth canal. If they are turned the wrong way or if the umbilical cord is prolapsed or wrapped around the baby’s neck, a natural birth can be deadly.
Here are a few problems that can occur with a baby during childbirth: bone fractures, meconium aspiration, fetal oxygen deprivation, brain bleeds, nerve damage, and more.
Those injuries can lead to short or long-term complications for a baby such as brain damage, learning disabilities, delays in development, and other life-long problems.
In worst-case scenarios, it can lead to death.
We know that most doctors and nurses are well-trained, but that does not mean they never make mistakes. During childbirth, they are handling two lives and need to remain vigilant throughout the process.
We want to help you with what we are sure is a difficult time. We know the last thing you expected was for a healthcare professional to cause you or your baby harm, but if it has happened, the Weitz Firm will be there to help. When you need a birth injury attorney in Camden, we will work tirelessly to help recover compensation for your pain and suffering. We will make sure your medical expenses are covered.
We know that no amount of money can cover up the pain, but it can help prevent these mistakes from happening to others. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.