The United States boasts one of the most advanced medical systems in the
world. It is the obvious expectation of mothers that their labor and delivery
will be handled with the care and attention our medical standards demand.
But all too often, incompetent or negligent staff allow delivering mothers
to go without proper monitoring, resulting in thousands of easily avoidable
birth injuries every year.
Failure to properly monitor a mother during delivery constitutes
medical malpractice, and you may be entitled to recover compensation for any damages suffered
by your child due to these negligent actions.
The best way to learn about your rights and options after your child suffers
a birth injury is to speak with the attorneys at Golomb & Honik. We
will fight aggressively to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Please
call (855) 889-5389 today to schedule a
free consultation at our Philadelphia office.
High Risk Pregnancies
Improper monitoring can accompany any delivery, but
birth injuries are most frequently caused by improper monitoring of high risk labors.
Factors that must be considered when a woman enters a hospital for labor include:
- The mother's age, height, and weight
- The mother's medical history
- The presence of gestational diabetes
- Any irregularities with fetal development
These and other factors play a determining role in the amount of monitoring
a woman needs during delivery.
Fetal monitoring is essential to ensure your baby is receiving sufficient
oxygen during delivery. When even one mistake or oversight is made, your
baby runs a risk for birth injuries including:
Proper monitoring alerts hospital staff if there is a problem, and provides
them sufficient time to respond. For example, in many instances an emergency
caesarian section can be used to prevent birth injuries. If hospital staff
are negligent in their duties to properly monitor you, this life-saving
procedure can be overlooked.
Fighting for You
Hospital staff and doctors have a responsibility to do everything in their
power to guarantee a safe delivery and a healthy child. When they fail
to do so, Golomb & Honik will stand by your side and fight for your
rights every step of the way in order to hold the negligent healthcare
professionals responsible for their actions.
If your baby was born with a birth injury due to improper monitoring, please
contact Golomb & Honik today to schedule a
free medical malpractice consultation. We serve clients nationwide from our offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.