Pregnancy is supposed to be a wonderful time. No, it is not without difficulties, but we know they are something you are willing to put up with so that you can have a little one in your arms.

You know there are risks when it comes to getting pregnant. In fact, some women have more risks than others. With the help of a great medical team, most of those risks can be overcome.

Unfortunately, when it comes to childbirth, we are finding that birth injuries, for both the baby and mother, are all too common. Do you know what to do if it happens to you?

If you or someone you love has suffered a birth injury and you believe that it was caused by the negligence of a medical professional, you may need a Drexel Hill birth injury attorney. You can count on The Weitz Firm, LLC to be by your side.

What Is Happening?

The rate of women dying in childbirth is rising in the United States.

There are also more than 23,000 infant deaths each year in the United States.

Our country is among the worst in the developed world when it comes to both maternal death rates and infant mortality rates. How is that possible in a country as advanced as ours?

Birth injuries can be devastating and can occur to both the mother or the baby.

The Mother

Doctors and nurses need to be aware of signs of maternal distress during childbirth. This goes beyond the normal pain experiences and becomes very physiological. If medical staff is not properly monitoring a mother’s vital signs, then they may cause the mother and baby major harm. Sometimes, a C-section is necessary, but the longer a doctor waits, the more time injuries have to develop.

Doctors need to be on the lookout for complicated deliveries that can leave the mother’s body distressed, excessive bleeding during and after the birth, uterine rupture, abnormal birth positions of the baby, and more.

The Baby

Again, doctors need to be aware of abnormal birth positions. If a child is breached or if the umbilical cord is prolapsed or wrapped around the baby’s neck, the child could suffer a loss of blood flow and oxygen.

During childbirth, a baby can also suffer from bone fractures (collarbone, skull, arms, legs), meconium aspiration, fetal oxygen deprivation, brain bleeds, and nerve damage. These often happen as a result of improper use of birthing equipment or a failure to detect a mother in distress during delivery.

What Can You Do?

Do not wait to seek legal assistance if you think that the negligence of a medical professional contributed to a birth injury. The Weitz Firm, LLC will investigate your case and get to work. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys want to help you recover the compensation you deserve in the aftermath of a birth injury. We know how devastating these injuries can be, both physically and emotionally. Let us help when you need a Drexel Hill birth injury attorney. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.

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