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Medical Negligence and Birth Injuries
Some of the most tragic failures of our health care happen time and again in delivery rooms throughout the country. To be fair, however, it should also be said that while childbirth is much safer today than it once was — it is not without risks for the mother or baby.
If your child was born with an unanticipated birth injury, you have questions. For clear answers to those questions and attorneys who have the experience and resources you need to get to the truth — contact Rowe Weinstein & Sohn, PLLC.
Our law firm serves clients in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia. The consultation is free; the difference we make may be priceless.
Identifying the Cause
Lack of communication among caregivers, lack of understanding of complex medical issues related to pregnancy and birth, and inattentiveness due to overwork are just a few prime examples.
Other common causes of birth injury include:
- Failure to diagnose fetal distress during pregnancy, labor or delivery
- Failure to perform a C-section in a timely fashion
- Faulty handling of a baby whose shoulders have become lodged in the mother’s pelvis during delivery
- Misdiagnosis of risk factors indicated during the prenatal period, including gestational diabetes or pre-eclampsia Overmedication before or during labor
- Administering or prescribing the wrong drug
- Improper use of forceps and vacuum extraction devices during delivery
The lifetime medical treatment needs and other costs associated with birth injuries such as cerebral palsy can be staggering. We understand what is at stake and you can depend on us to do everything we possibly can to see that your child has the resources they will need growing up.
In addition, we manage our caseloads carefully and accept only a few types of medical malpractice claims to ensure that each of our clients receives the attention and resources they deserve. We also believe it is important for you to have the opportunity to work directly with one lawyer who will serve as your main point of contact throughout the legal process — from the initial consultation onward.