Delivery Room Mistakes in Maryland Hospitals
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Medical staff never know what to expect in the delivery room. There is often a great deal of waiting for labor to progress and the mother to give birth naturally. Unfortunately, there are also emergency situations where the nurses and doctors on duty must be watching for symptoms, observing the fetus and mother for signs of distress, and taking appropriate measures when the emergency arises. Failure to recognize and respond to such a situation can lead to oxygen deprivation and serious birth defects. Even in cases where the child’s brain is not affected, the newborn may still have damaged limbs or nerves that will always prove to be a handicap.
Delivery room mistakes that results in birth injuries are tragic for the child and family alike. They are emotionally devastating and can financially cripple the family. Conducting an investigation immediately after birth increases the likelihood of finding out the truth and determining what went wrong. Families who believe that they are the victims of medical negligence in the delivery room should contact an attorney immediately to initiate an investigation and try to determine if any person or group of people should be held responsible.
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