March 21, 2024

What Are Common Causes of Child Birth Injuries?

In some cases, medical negligence during childbirth can lead to severe injuries for both the baby and the mother. At Mizrahi Kroub, LLP, our team of experienced New York medical malpractice lawyers understands the devastating consequences of child birth injuries and is dedicated to helping families seek justice and compensation. In this blog post, we'll explore common causes of child birth injuries and provide valuable information to those seeking legal advice or representation for their child's case.

Medical Negligence in Prenatal Care

Proper prenatal care plays a crucial role in ensuring a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. Unfortunately, medical negligence during prenatal care can lead to various birth injuries. Common causes include:

  • Failure to diagnose or properly manage conditions such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or infections.
  • Inadequate monitoring of the baby's growth and development.
  • Prescribing medications that are harmful to the developing fetus.

Errors During Labor and Delivery

Labor and delivery are critical stages where medical professionals must closely monitor both the mother and the baby. Mistakes during this period can have devastating consequences. Here are a few common causes of child birth injuries:

  • Delayed C-section or failure to perform a timely emergency C-section, leading to oxygen deprivation or brain injuries.
  • Improper use of delivery tools, such as forceps or vacuum extractors, resulting in trauma to the baby's head or neck.
  • Inadequate fetal monitoring, leading to missed signs of distress or complications.

Medication Errors and Anesthesia Complications

Medication errors and anesthesia complications during childbirth can have serious repercussions for both the mother and the baby. Some key causes to be aware of include:

  • Incorrect dosage of medications, resulting in adverse effects on the mother or the baby.
  • Failure to monitor the mother's vital signs during anesthesia administration.
  • Allergic reactions to medication or anesthesia due to inadequate screening or documentation of the mother's medical history.

Negligent Postnatal Care

Proper postnatal care is essential for identifying and treating any complications that may arise after childbirth. Negligence in postnatal care can lead to long-term health issues for the baby. Common causes include:

  • Failure to promptly address signs of infection in the newborn.
  • Inadequate monitoring and management of conditions such as jaundice or respiratory distress.
  • Delayed diagnosis or treatment of birth-related injuries, leading to long-term disabilities.

Contact Mizrahi Kroub, LLP Today 

Child birth injuries caused by medical malpractice can have lifelong consequences for both the child and mother. If you or your child has suffered an injury due to medical negligence during childbirth, it's crucial to seek legal advice from experienced New York medical malpractice lawyers. At Mizrahi Kroub, LLP, we are dedicated to advocating for the rights of injured children and helping families recover the compensation they deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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