Here at Daniels Law Firm, we understand that every person in the world makes mistakes. From lawyers to doctors to your postal carrier, accidents happen and mistakes are made every day. When you’re going through childbirth, however, you hope that your doctor will display perfect performance to bring your precious baby into the world.
When your postal carrier makes a mistake, you’re not likely to pursue legal action, but it’s clearly very different with a doctor. When a medical professional displays an error in judgment, the effects are generally much more severe. You may want to pursue legal recourse with a Fayetteville personal injury attorney in these instances when a doctor makes a mistake while delivering your baby.
Failure to Treat Distress
Even with pain medication and anesthetics, childbirth can be an experience that is uncomfortable at best and excruciating at worst. Therefore, it can sometimes be difficult to know when an expectant mother is going through actual distress or the standard signs of childbirth.
Failure to tell the difference and neglect treating the mother or child if they are truly in distress may be a life or death situation. A Fayetteville personal injury attorney can help you through a situation where the distress of the child or mother during labor and delivery resulted in injury or birth defects such as cerebral palsy.
Failure to Order A Cesarean Section
When you were planning out how the birth of your child was going to go, you may have considered a typical vaginal birth. However, there are some instances where a regular vaginal birth is no longer in the best interests of the child and/or the mother and a Cesarean section or C-section must be performed.
If a medical professional fails to order a Cesarean section when necessary to avoid harm or death on the part of mother or child, you may want to get a Fayetteville personal injury attorney involved. If a C-section is necessary to prevent injury or death but is ultimately not performed, serious birth injuries or death may occur.
Inadequate Prenatal Care
The birth of your baby should be a fulfilling and empowering experience, but to some women, mistakes made by medical professionals taint the experience and may even make childbirth a traumatizing matter. Sometimes doctors make mistakes during labor and delivery, but may even be times that you need to hire a Fayetteville personal injury attorney before the delivery date of your child.
If you feel that a doctor neglected to provide you with proper prenatal care that resulted in a birth injury or death, you may have a strong case for a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Work with a qualified and experienced lawyer to see what you can do.
Accidents happen every day, but when it comes time to deliver a baby, you’re understandably hopeful and you have the expectation that your doctor won’t make any mistakes. If this was not the case for you, work with a Fayetteville personal injury attorney at Daniels Law Firm to help sort out the situation and get you the compensation you deserve.