Birth Labor Malpractice Attorneys Working Closely With Families A child’s health should be closely monitored throughout the labor and delivery process. Hospitals use fetal monitoring strips to gain information about the child’s heart rate. With this information, obstetricians and other professionals can obtain necessary information about the child’s progress. When there are signs of fetal distress, obstetricians must take immediate action to deliver the child. Most hospitals should be able to deliver a child via cesarean section (C-section) within minutes of recognizing fetal distress. The failure to deliver a child via C-section in the face of distress can lead to brain damage, cerebral palsy, or a host of profound developmental disabilities. These injuries will forever alter the course of your child’s life.If your child was injured and you believe that the obstetrician’s failure to perform a C-section in a timely fashion contributed to your child’s injuries, you have the right to bring a medical malpractice claim. A successful medical malpractice claim can help your family get the financial resources you will need to pay for your child’s care.For years, we at Dankner Milstein, P.C., have held negligent obstetricians and other medical professionals accountable for their mistakes. Our law firm serves families across New York City, Long Island and New Jersey. We accept all malpractice and Birth injuries claims on a no recovery, no fee basis.
Fully Reviewing the Evidence to See Where Things Went Wrong
When an obstetrician unreasonably delays a C-section, there is usually evidence that the obstetrician failed to observe numerous warning signs. For example, when there is any evidence to indicate that the child is not receiving sufficient oxygen, a C-section should be performed without delay. Our Birth injuries attorneys will investigate all records and interview all witnesses to find out what exactly happened to your child. At the same time, we will work with medical and economic experts to accurately calculate how much money your child will need over the course of his or her lifetime.