Negligence Leads To Danger In The Delivery Room
If you are the parents of a newborn who sustained a birth injury, consider The Law Offices of Salazar, Sullivan & Jasionowski to help you protect your rights and the rights of your child. A birth injury is an injury that occurs before, during or immediately following the labor and delivery process. Mistakes made during this time, either by doctors or nurses, can lead to brain injury and other devastating injuries to the baby. Fortunately, there is legal help available to parents and their children. Our lawyers seek maximum compensation for birth injuries. We also strive to hold negligent medical professionals and facilities accountable for their harmful actions.
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Medical Staff Members Are Supposed To Follow Protocol
There are many steps nurses and obstetricians can take to ensure the safety of the baby. Among these steps are paying proper attention to fetal monitoring strips, noticing distress in the mother or fetus, and either relaying this information to the appropriate person or taking immediate action to minimize a birth complication.
Holding Staff Accountable For Failing To Respond Appropriately
Sadly, brain injuries are among the most common injuries that occur to babies during the birthing process. Fetal monitoring strips track, among other vitals, a fetus’s oxygen level. When a fetus is deprived of oxygen, immediate action such as performing an emergency C-section must be taken to prevent brain injury. When this form of fetal distress goes unnoticed or a C-section is not performed in a timely fashion, brain damage can occur.
Injuries are not limited to brain injuries and can include shoulder dystocia, jaundice and conditions that could have been prevented with a simple blood test.
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