One of the most trying experiences for a family is when their child suffers a serious injury during birth or even worse, the child died during birth.
There are some mothers who feel that the injury may have been something that they did or did not do either during delivery or during their pregnancy.
MOMS DON’T BE SO QUICK TO BLAME YOURSELF!!!
In some cases the injury to the child during delivery or even the child’s death had nothing to do with what mom did.
What we are saying is that in some instances fault is with the doctors during the pregnancy or in the delivery room.
Add to this, the hospital may also bear some of the responsibility.
1st AREA OF CRITICAL REVIEW…
When you contact a Maryland childbirth injury lawyer to help you find out what happened to your child, one of the areas of analysis will be the fetal heart strips.
The fetal heart strip is important during delivery because it will alert doctors to how well your child is tolerating the vaginal delivery.
If the fetal heart strip during delivery is revealing that your child is in distress, doctors MUST do all that they can to protect the child, namely by performing an emergency C-section when warranted.
2nd AREA OF CRITICAL REVIEW…
Your attorney may also look to see if a shoulder dystocia condition was present during delivery.
Shoulder dystocia is a medical condition in which the child can get trapped behind the pelvis.
This is a delivery room emergency and doctors must not panic.
Your doctor has to use the techniques and maneuvers they are taught to help free the baby.
If the doctor panics then the baby can not only suffer serious injuries to the brachial plexus area, but also death can occur.
THIS IS JUST THE START…
Please remember that these two areas are not the only thing that your attorney is going to review.
There are other things, for example, were you a high risk pregnancy and what did your doctors do as a result of this.
The purpose of this educational article and corresponding video is to help you get a little insight into this process.
CAN I CALL YOU MR. BOSTON FOR MORE ANSWERS?
If your child died during birth and you want to speak to us more about your situation, this is what we invite you to do if your matter happened in Maryland.
It costs you 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 child birth and medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and we would be happy to listen to your story.