Having a baby can be a wonderful gift. However, it does not come without risks to the baby and to the mother. Like any medical condition, a pregnancy needs to be carefully monitored to ensure that you are not placed in harm's way. Prenatal care and proper monitoring is particularly important for pregnant women, since two lives are in the hands of the doctor.
Pregnancy and child birth is supposed to be an exciting time in your life. Welcoming a baby should be an exhilarating, special and magical time. However, when doctor errors cause pregnancy or birth trauma, pregnancy can be a nightmare. Injuries to mothers are common occurrences when doctors fail to take all necessary precautions to protect laboring women. In some cases, delivery room negligence can even lead to fatal injuries.
Welcoming a baby should be a happy time for a family, and a time full of changes. People expect there to be many sleepless nights, newborn cuddles and family bonding. However, many people do not expect to undergo a Cesarean section, pregnancy trauma or other complications. Unfortunately, according to the American Pregnancy Association, nearly one out of every four women in the United States will have a C-section at some point in their lives.
Many of Oregon's expecting mothers enjoy planning for the arrival of their little one. However, when it comes time to give birth, anxiety may rise. Expecting mothers may worry about the birthing procedure and whether or not it will be carried out safely. Though in most instances the birth occurs without harm to the child or the mother, in some cases negligence causes irreparable harm to the baby, the mother or both.
While an expecting mother may be excited to give birth to her child, it is a time that can also be riddled with difficult healthcare decisions. However, a woman's ability to make adequate decisions for herself and her unborn child is dependent upon being fully informed of her options. When a doctor fails to fully inform his patient, a serious injury may occur.
Pregnancy is a joyous time for families across Oregon. The excitement and anticipation of meeting your child can be rivaled by few other events in life. The celebration can abruptly be cut short, however, when a mother experiences a pregnancy-related injury during the birth process. Injuries to the mother during this critical time period can be serious and fatal.
Pregnancy-related injuries suffered by Oregon women at the hands of negligent staff can be devastating. An injury to the mother may have serious, long-lasting consequences. When these injuries are the result of preventable errors or negligence, recovery against those at fault may be possible.
According to projections based on a 2010 report from the Department of Health and Human Services, infections, surgical mistakes and other medical harm contribute to the deaths of 180,000 hospital patients a year. Of that number, a significant portion of injuries are caused by the failure to treat infection that develops in the hospital.
If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice, the odds of obtaining a fair recovery may be against you.