Improper monitoring of the progression of pregnancy before the birthUnsuccessful recognition of any fetal distress, including the umbilical cord wrapping around the baby’s neck. This limits the amount of oxygen or blood flow to the baby’s brain resulting in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or HIE.
- Medication errors
- Failure to diagnose birthing issues early in the process, when these issues otherwise should have been detected
- Preeclampsia or eclampsia
- Rupturing of the uterine
- Delaying of the C-Section
- Tearing of the placenta
- Too much force is applied when removing the baby. This is common when delivery tools such as forceps, vacuums or other tools are used deliver an infant, especially larger babies.
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.Certain red flags you should look for after the birth of the baby to see if there was medical malpractice during the birth are:
- Were the medical personnel acting strange or despondent after the birth?
- Was the doctor struggling to remove the baby?
- Did the doctor answer all of your questions or concerns, or simply dismiss your concern?
How Do I Know If My Baby Suffered a Brain Injury from Medical MalpracticeParents should look out for certain variables in order to determine if the baby has suffered damage. It might not be automatically apparent that an infant has suffered any harm at all. Therefore, parents should be on the look out for:
- Unusual muscle tone
- Baby goes in and out of consciousness
- Abnormal fetal heart rate
- Baby is not developing at a normal rate
- Cerebral Palsy
- Crying more than usual
- Inability to focus
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