Proper Preparation May Prevent Birth Injuries

Proper Preparation May Prevent Birth Injuries

If your child sustains a birth injury, the effects can last a life time.  In the most severe cases, the impact can be profound and require decades of therapy and medical care.  While many times, even with the best medical care available, a birth injury may be unavoidable, oftentimes your medical team can prevent a birth injury by recognizing risk factors for potential injuries and taking proactive steps.

For example, a mother may have certain pre-existing conditions that signal heightened risk of having a child with a potential injury.  This includes being diabetic, overweight, having high blood pressure or a blood disorder.  This may lead to complications such as having a premature baby, a breech birth, an unusually large child, gestational diabetes, or placental previa.

If delivery is delayed due to a complication, the child may sustain a brain injury. 

However, if medical staff is properly trained, and is made aware of the potential for complications, they can take steps to reduce risks.  This includes being prepared to take emergency action should a delay occur, and having sufficient staff available when complications arise.

The failure to anticipate and take action to prevent an injury may be considered medical negligence.  In these situations it may be possible to bring a claim for medical malpractice.

For more information or if you believe your child suffered a birth injury as a result of a medical error, please contact the dedicated California birth injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.


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