Even in the twenty-first century, medical malpractice and negligence affecting both the mother and/or child during pregnancy and childbirth is still a problem.

Was The Physician Negligent?

Medical malpractice is always based on negligence. The patient can only win a medical malpractice lawsuit if he or she proves that the physician was negligent (i.e., the doctor did not act reasonably or with the skill and care that a reasonably qualified doctor would have demonstrated under similar circumstances.).

It is important to note that pregnancy is complex and that, just because a pregnancy and/or delivery did not go as expected does not automatically mean that the obstetrician has committed malpractice.

Medical Problems During Pregnancy & Childbirth

Some of the leading types of medical malpractice during pregnancy and childbirth are due to the following medical problems:

  • Excessive and unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Placental abnormalities (placenta previa or placental abruption)
  • Mother’s gestational diabetes
  • Excessively long labor that causes injury to the mother and the baby
  • Preeclampsia
  • Hemorrhage of the mother during pregnancy or labor
  • Surgical negligence during a Caesarian section
  • Negligence in administering anesthesia during labor or a Caesarian section
  • Premature babies
  • Shoulder dystocia or other nerve injury of the baby during labor

Contact An Attorney

If you believe that you or your baby are a victim of the negligent malpractice of a doctor or hospital staff, don’t hesitate to speak with one of our experienced attorneys to see what you should do next.

The Law Office of Dussault & Zatir, PC