Pregnancy can extensively alter the body, affecting the mental and physical welfare of both the person and the fetus. Pregnancy can put them in sensitive states, making them prone to health issues or injuries before, during and after birth.
According to the CDC, complications can manifest during pregnancy. Getting proper care and diagnosis can help catch complications early on, allowing families and healthcare personnel to prepare and mitigate any effects.
Pregnant families can take measures to help lower the risks of complications, such as:
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle before pregnancy.
- Starting prenatal care right after discovering the pregnancy.
- Being diligent with postpartum care and discussing any strange symptoms with the doctor.
However, certain birth trauma and injuries happen due to the negligence of healthcare providers.
Some birth problems are preventable
Some medical professionals make unsound decisions, causing preventable complications before and during birth.
Aside from improper diagnosis, the following can also cause extensive birth trauma:
- Delaying a C-section
- Insufficient monitoring of the fetus
- Failing to use medical tools properly
Medical practitioners receive training to prevent making these mistakes. Their negligent actions can lead to birth injuries and even death.
What happens if I file a claim?
If you file a claim, you might need help reviewing the birth’s circumstances to see if any mistakes happened. Medical records and other documents from prenatal care to after birth can show these errors.
This evidence can link inaccurate diagnosis, incorrect use of medical tools and other lapses in judgment to your child’s birth problems. After verifying them, you can recover damages through your claim, including medical costs and other economic losses related to your child’s birth injuries.