When a baby is hurt or injured during birth parents can have many questions.
As a matter of fact a child injured during birth can be devastating on a family.
In some instances parents may not even know if there was a problem during the delivery
DOCTORS & MEDICAL STAFF SEEM TO BE “HOLDING BACK…”
For some mothers, questions arise when doctors and medical staff, in the mother’s opinion, seem to be holding back critical information regarding their child’s birth.
This can lead to thoughts of confusion and worry, and understandably so!
NOT EVERY BIRTH INJURY IS THE FAULT OF THE MOTHER
In some birth injury cases, the mother will not have done anything wrong.
She will have done everything in her power to create a good birthing experience for her child.
Even though a mother ca do the best she can, there is nothing that she can do about the actions of the doctor or other medical professional.
The doctor has to be sure to use the knowledge and skill he or she has to give good and acceptable medical care.
THE FETAL HEART MONITOR…WHY SO IMPORTANT?
One of the main issues of examination and analysis in a child birth injury case is the fetal heart monitor.
The role of this device is to help doctors gauge how well the child is tolerating a vaginal delivery.
If the child is in distress, then the fetal heart monitor will reveal this information to the doctor.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE MONITOR REVEALS PROBLEMS?
When the fetal heart monitor informs the doctor that the child is having a hard time with the child birth, doctors have to make decisions accordingly.
For example, would it be best for mother and child to perform an emergency C-section instead of allowing the mother to continue down the path of a vaginal delivery.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF DOCTORS MISS DISTRESS SIGNS?
If a child is in distress and doctors miss the signs, the child can suffer serious injuries.
For example, one of the big issues can stem from the lack of oxygen.
This can lead to serious medical conditions like cerebral palsy, among other things.
YOUR CHILD HAD AN INJURY AT BIRTH…WHAT NEXT?
At this point if you know that it is time to take action regarding your child’s injury at birth this is what we invite you to do.
It costs you absolutely nothing to take this action.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832.
We answer Maryland medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and we would be happy to listen to your story.