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When you find yourself in the position of needing emergency medical care, you’re placing your full trust in the competence and care of emergency room personnel. Sadly, emergency room negligence is far from uncommon – and mistakes can lead to serious or even deadly consequences.
Negligence in the emergency room can include:
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to deliver the level of care, treatment, or attention a patient is entitled to and injury or death is the result. Examples of medical malpractice include:
Birth injury cases are exceptionally complex. Defendants hire legal teams that take full advantage of these complexities in an effort to avoid liability and, in the process, prevent families from getting fair compensation for their child’s injury. It is vitally important to the success of your case that you have a legal team on your side that knows not only how to counter these arguments, but can provide sufficient evidence to help your family secure the compensation needed for you and your child’s future.
Electronic fetal monitoring errors can be injurious or even fatal to babies, but proving that an error in setting up or reading fetal monitors can be very difficult. The birth injury lawyers at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance have taken steps to better understand how electronic fetal monitoring errors can happen, including continuing education courses to enhance our knowledge.
Nurses are often the primary medical professional involved in labor before delivery. By and large, these medical professionals do everything possible to help protect both mother and baby, but sometimes mistakes, oversights, or neglect can occur – and when this happens, injury to the baby may prove unavoidable.
In the state of Georgia, families struggling with the consequences of birth injury may find help through Babies Can’t Wait, a program designed to provide resources for families dealing with developmental delays and similar issues surrounding birth injury. In addition to this option, Medicaid offers resources for families dealing with a birth injury, as do several local, statewide, and national nonprofits.
Midwives perform many useful and important functions. Particularly for families who are interested in more “natural” birthing options, a midwife can be an important addition to the labor and delivery team. But it is important to remember that, despite training in delivery and nursing, the majority of midwives are not physicians – and are neither qualified nor trained to deal with certain high-risk issues that can arise during labor and delivery.
This can make it dangerous to rely on a midwife alone, both for the mother and the baby.
When your baby is injured during labor or delivery, it may be difficult to prove medical negligence. Indeed, doctors, nurses, and hospitals have insurance companies and legal teams working around the clock to help guard against legal action and these powerful interests are often swift to move in as soon as talk of malpractice occurs.