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Which parties can be held responsible for birth injuries?

It is only natural for parents to be anxious before and during the birth of their child. Learning that a newborn suffered birth injuries is the last thing they would want. When this happens at a New York hospital, the parents might have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Liability in such a claim might not be limited to the doctor who handled the birth but also anesthesiologists, nurses, pharmaceutical companies and the medical facility.

Understanding the basics about birth injuries

Prospective parents have so many hopes and dreams go through their heads as they await the arrival of their babies. All of that can change in an instant if their child is injured during birth. Suddenly, the child may require extensive care and even end up with a medical condition that impacts the rest of his or her life. There are instances where New York parents may want to consider medical malpractice litigation against any medical professionals that may be responsible for birth injuries. Knowing the basics about this area of the law may help them decide what to do.

Potential new treatment for brain-related birth injuries

When a baby is born in New York or elsewhere, parents trust that medical professionals will provide the best care possible. Sadly, that does not always happen. When a baby's brain is injured at birth, the consequences can be lifelong. A loss of oxygen can mean permanent impairment in both cognitive and physical abilities. There is some promising news on treatment methods that may help these brain-related birth injuries.

Four commonly suffered birth injuries

When expecting mothers in New York prepare a birth plan, there is always a concern that things may not go as planned. A baby may come much sooner than expected, the delivery may occur so fast that no pain medication can be administered, or complications may arise necessitating an emergency a C-section. Oftentimes these complications are simply unavoidable, and they occur through no fault of any individual. In some instances, though, medical professionals act negligently or make mistake during the processes, leading to a birth injury suffered by the baby, mother or both.

Failure to diagnose preeclampsia and birth injuries

Planning and preparing for the birth of a child is an exciting time; however, it is also a time for changes and concerns. During a pregnancy, expectant mothers in New York and elsewhere have routine check-ups to ensure that everything is fine and that they are healthy. Failing to consider certain risks or assess for various possible complications could put the mother and baby at risk.

Helping you understand your rights following a birth injury

Preparing for the birth of a baby is an exciting time in life for those in New York and elsewhere. This is true whether it is their first child or not. But with any pregnancy, many fears can arise. Oftentimes expecting mothers are worried that something will go wrong during their pregnancy, they will deliver too soon, or issues will arise during labor and delivery. Although there are risks even with the healthiest pregnancies, the unfortunate reality is that some birth injuries are caused by the negligence of a medical professional.

NY couple receives wrong embryo in invitro mix-up

Many New York couples have trouble conceiving children. Not being able to conceive can be a disappointing and emotional situation for a couple. Luckily medical technology offers couples many options to conceive a baby. In vitro fertilization is one such option that couples have chosen for many years. Most of the time an invitro procedure goes well but a recent case in New York has resulted in a medical malpractice situation.

Critics question medical boards' commitment to patient safety

When doctors make mistakes, they put their patients' lives at risk. New York's and other state medical boards has an important role to play in making sure doctors are performing their duties, but critics say the medical boards are letting too many medical mistakes happen without the doctor losing their license.

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