When an injury occurs to a baby or mother during labor or delivery, the
harm may have been unavoidable. If, however, the treatment selected by
the doctor was wrong or the physician failed to take proper care, our
firm encourages you to contact our Denver personal injury attorneys at
your earliest convenience.
A medical team has a responsibility to ensure that the delivery process
of a child is as safe and simple as possible for both mother and baby.
Medical experts are often involved at every phase of the pregnancy to
help both parties remain in the best possible condition.
This requires a thorough involvement, including:
- Regular checkups
- Proper encouragement of a healthy diet
- Proper monitoring of the baby
- Promotion of exercise classes
Problems can, and often do, occur up to the moment a baby is born. The
medical provider is required to be proactive and take every step possible
to reasonably keep the mother and baby safe. If this duty of care is not
given and the medical provider or hospital acts in a negligent manner,
it may be time to contact a
birth injury attorney.
Dealing with Your Physician’s Negligence
Negligence can typically be attributed to simple human error, but this
mistake is often very costly when dealing with the birthing process. Some
of the simple, yet costly, acts of negligence include:
- Failure to weigh the baby
- Failure to check for deficiencies
- Misreading imaging
- Failure to closely monitor mother and baby
Parents of injured children who have suffered birth injuries should explore
the cause and see if liabilities exist. We know that financial compensation
cannot undo the damage, but it can help provide the injured child with
an improved quality of life.
We encourage you to not wait too long to get legal help if you have reason
to believe that the medical staff is responsible for a birth injury, whether
to yourself or the child. Our personal injury lawyers can help you get
the financial assistance you need after such an injury.
Contact us today!