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Birth Injuries May Be Preventable

Posted By Beam & Raymond || 29-Mar-2017

As Chicago birth injury attorneys, we understand that families may be concerned about the delivery process and the safety of mothers and children. Medical technology allows doctors, nurses, and hospital staff to monitor the mother during labor. It can provide families some reassurance that labor and delivery will be uncomplicated and handled seamlessly. What is unfortunate, though, is that many complications can still arise from childbirth that causes harm to both the mother and the baby.

Understanding Birth Complications

What is most critical is discerning whether or not a medical condition can severely affect the child’s health. For example, failing to diagnose the mother’s hypertension may make it difficult for the medical team to discern whether or not to deliver a baby via C-section. In another example, the baby and or the mother could experience complications from receiving the wrong medication or are given medication that does more harm than good.

Birth Injuries Can Be Prevented

Birth injuries are often preventable. They can occur due to doctor negligence, such as if the doctor mishandles the baby during delivery, such as using forceps too forcefully that causes broken bones, permanent brain and/or physical damage, and developmental disabilities that may be debilitating and last for the rest of the child’s life. Doctors must be diligent in monitoring babies during labor and immediately after delivery. Without these steps, then it may be a clear sign that malpractice has occurred.

Contact Beam & Raymond for Legal Counsel

Over the years, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. We are known for our exceptional skill, legal service, and our dedication to fighting for justice. Our Chicago birth injury lawyers have been working on complex birth injury cases since 1983, across the nation, to challenge some of the most serious and egregious cases involving birth injuries and negligence in the delivery room. Doctors should be held accountable when they act outside the accepted standard of medical care, and that is why we are here to take action on your behalf.

If you have a birth injury case to discuss, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible and request a free consultation.

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