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Can a Mother File a Traumatic Birth Lawsuit?

As a mother, you should be aware that you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in relation to a botched delivery, even if your child was not injured during the birthing process. Sadly, it is not uncommon for mothers to be injured during labor because of the negligence of a medical provider. These injuries can include bone and joint injuries, organ injuries and injuries to the vaginal area. For example, in 2014, an Iowa woman was awarded damages after she sustained the stretching and tearing of muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage of her hip and upper leg following a botched birth. A jury found her healthcare providers at fault for not attending to her properly. Birth trauma can result in injuries that can leave a mother permanently disabled, causing complications while raising a child. No mother should have to suffer due to careless medical errors that can include the failure…
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How Do Brain Injuries Occur During Childbirth?

Sadly, a child’s brain injury can be demoralizing for families. These injuries can cause undue stress, both emotionally and financially. Children with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can suffer from long-term, irreversible complications that may require expensive therapy and rehabilitation. Sometimes these costs, in addition to long-term care, can reach millions of dollars. In some instances, brain injuries are the result of medical malpractice. Issues like hypoxia occur when a region of the body is deprived of oxygen, which can cause brain damage. During the delivery process, this can occur when there are delays due to the inattention of a healthcare provider. In addition to delays, brain injuries can occur when a doctor uses forceps at the wrong stage of labor, which can result in bruising, permanent indentations, severe cranial damage, excessive blood loss or cephalohematoma. Another way a brain injury can occur is immediately following birth, through mishandling or a…
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Can a Mother File a Malpractice Lawsuit If She Is Injured During a Delivery?

Did you know that you could file a lawsuit against your healthcare provider if you suffered injuries during your child’s birth? Often, we blog about children’s birth injuries; however, it is also not uncommon for a mother to be injured during the birthing process because of the negligence of a medical provider. Medical malpractice lawsuits during birth are necessary—just like you can file a case on behalf of your child for injuries, you can also file a lawsuit if you sustain injuries during a delivery. Recently, the Cedar Rapids Gazette in Iowa reported that a jury awarded a couple over $300,000 in damages after a mother suffered injuries during labor. According to the paper, Jill Fisher, 29, suffered several injuries during her child’s delivery in 2011, including stretching and tearing of muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage of her hip and upper leg. This reportedly occurred because during the delivery process…
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