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The United States Lags Behind With Newborn Health

| Mar 30, 2019 | Uncategorized |

When you are expecting a child, you know that there is always the possibility of complications during childbirth. You also trust the doctors and nurses to ensure that everything works out just fine. However, this country lags behind others when it comes to childbirth complications, for both the baby and the mother.

At the Hayes Law Firm, APC, we are here to help if you or a loved one have experienced complications during childbirth and you believe a healthcare professional was negligent in their duties. We will work to secure the compensation you deserve when you need a Montebello birth injury attorney.

What Are Birth Injuries?

There are more than 23,000 infant deaths each year in the United States. When it comes to other developed countries, the US is far behind when it comes to newborn health.

We know that not all infant deaths are due to the negligence of a medical professional, but there are times when medical malpractice has taken place. A recent USA Today articlethat focuses on maternal health has shed some light on the issues. After an extensive investigation, they found that trainee doctors were repeatedly cited in deadly deliveries.

“Babies born in America are less likely to reach their first birthday than babies born in other wealthy countries,” new study has found.

When doctors and nurses fail to recognize that a mother in labor is in distress and do not take appropriate measures (C-section, medication, etc.) then they increase the risk of birth injuries. There are times when a baby cannot safely pass through the birth canal, whether they are turned the wrong way or have the umbilical cord prolapsed or wrapped around the baby’s neck.

In some cases, inexperienced or overworked doctors will misuse birthing tools such as vacuums and forceps. This can lead to major injuries. Some of the common birth injuries we see include:

  • bone fractures
  • meconium aspiration
  • fetal oxygen deprivation
  • brain bleeds
  • nerve damage
  • and more

These injuries can lead to lifelong complications for a child that require constant medical treatment. This can become incredibly costly and force families into financial ruin. No family should have to worry about finances when a medical professional was responsible for the injury to their child.

What We Can Do

There are few things more detrimental to experience than an injury to your child or to a mother during the childbirth process. The moment that should be full of wonder can quickly turn into a nightmare. At the Hayes Law Firm, APC, we want to help if you think that a medical professional’s mistake has caused an injury to your child. We will work to secure compensation for:

  • All medical expenses related to the mistake
  • Coverage of lost wages if you cannot work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages against the people responsible

When you need a Montebello birth injury attorney, you can reach out for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 323-477-1415.