Labour and delivery are complex processes, and medical staff must make fast and accurate decisions regarding protocol when a baby is being born. Medical staff can sometimes make mistakes that jeopardize the health of the baby. Improper foetal monitoring, improper medication choices, improper use of forceps and vacuum extractors, and failure to provide a timely C-section can all cause preventable injury.
Labour and delivery complications, which refer to any problems that arise during the birthing period, can be very dangerous to the health of both mothers and their babies. Many times, labour proceeds complication-free. However, many mothers will experience problems during the birthing process that, without proper medical attention and action, can be highly dangerous. When medical professionals fail to address and provide adequate care for labour and delivery complications, both the mother and the baby can be severely and permanently damaged. When preventable injuries occur, it is medical negligence. Instances of medical negligence should be evaluated by a birth injury solicitor.
Throughout this section, Medical Law injury solicitors will discuss labour and delivery complications, medical negligence and birth injuries. We will cover: