OB-GYN Malpractice can Cause Birth Injuries
During pregnancy, we place our trust in our Ob-Gyn. They are there to watch our baby grow and ensure the safe delivery of a healthy baby. They are supposed to tell us when something is wrong and recognize the signs and symptoms of something that may threaten the health of our child. When ob-gyn malpractice occurs, often, the child is the victim.
Regular Ob-Gyn care is expected to catch things that can be correct such as birth defects and gestational diabetes. Also, your doctor is required to check for and treat things like infections, so they do not progress into conditions that hurt the health of the baby.
Missing Important Signs of Complications
Your obstetrician is supposed to notice the symptoms that may turn into serious complications during your pregnancy or delivery. If these are missed harm may come to you and your child. For example, fetal distress can indicate the need for an immediate C-Section. Doctors, may, however, chose to wait making the period that a baby is deprived of oxygen that much longer. A physician may also ignore the signs of maternal infection. This infection may lead to chorioamnionitis in the baby.
Commonly, suits against Ob-Gyns are the result of:
- Fetal death
- Death of the mother
- Timing of C-Section
- Injuries during the C-Section
- Bowel injuries during surgery
- Shoulder dystocia
Failing to Diagnose Critical Conditions
Chelsie King Garza has experience holding obstetricians accountable for failing to diagnose and intervene when the following conditions are present, including:
- Gestational diabetes
- Premature labor
- Placental abruption
- Correctable birth defects
- Fetal distress
- Infant death
Combing through medical records can be tedious. However, that hard work is required to find the negligence and hold the responsible party or parties accountable.
Ob-Gyn Malpractice Attorney
Ob-Gyn malpractice can lead to serious birth injuries. Failure to timely diagnose and intervene when the mother has conditions or complications that can harm the baby can result in serious injuries to the child. Also, an ob-gyn must pay attention to how the baby is tolerating labor. Allowing a stressful labor to go on too long, can also severely compromise the child.
If your child has been harmed by a neglectful ob-gyn, contact Chelsie King Garza for your free consultation. She will help you find the answers you are looking for about the cause of your child’s injuries.