Postpartum Negligence After A Baby Is Born
Ohio Lawyers Explain Why Medical Care After The Delivery Is Just As Crucial As Prebirth Care
Medical mistakes do not end when the baby is born. The moments, days, and hours after the mother delivers her child can be extremely dangerous. Many mothers develop complications after the birth. Neonatal care can be the difference between life and death for a newborn.
When medical malpractice post-delivery hurts a mother or harms a child, Crandall & Pera Law’s labor and delivery negligence attorneys fight on your family’s behalf. Our lawyers seek to get the best medical help for those who suffer and help you obtain compensation for lifetime injuries. In the tragic event of death, our lawyers fight to get the full wrongful death benefits your family deserves. To learn more, visit one of our Ohio offices in Cincinnati, Chesterland, Cleveland, Chagrin Falls or Columbus.
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Standard Postpartum Care
The birth injury lawyers at Crandall & Pera Law work with doctors, Registered Nurses, and others to review everything that should have been done after the baby was delivered. This medical review includes making sure the physicians and staff:
- Check for vital signs. Pregnancy and delivery are exhausting experiences – physically and emotionally. New mothers should be examined regularly for irregular breathing, abnormal blood pressure, negative reactions to the anesthesia, cardiac issues, and other signs.
- Look for tears and wounds. It is postpartum negligence not to review abrasions and injuries from vaginal deliveries and from C-sections.
- Pay attention to the uterus. The mother’s uterus should be examined by the doctors and nurses for signs of abnormal bleeding and for proper uterine firmness and size.
- Examine the newborn. A thorough review of the child for a full range of medical issues, including jaundice and respiratory illnesses, is imperative.
Types Of Postpartum Negligence
At Crandall & Pera Law, our attorneys have tried many types of postpartum negligence cases throughout Ohio. Some of the more common types of medical malpractice and birth injuries that can occur to the mother after the child is born are:
- Infections. Infections are common after surgery. Unattended, infections can cause permanent harm or even death to a mother or to the newborn.
- Post-partum hemorrhage. This condition is a significant blood loss after a vaginal delivery. It can be caused by vacuum birth extractions. Signs of post-partum hemorrhage include a large newborn, a newborn with hypertension, and unusual bleeding. The causes for the blood loss or unusual bleeding are:
- An inability for the blood to clot,
- Trauma to the mother’s vagina, uterus, labia, or other parts of a woman’s anatomy,
- An inability of the placenta to contract, or
- A condition called uterine atony.
- Eclampsia. Eclampsia causes seizures and serious medical complications. Mothers should be monitored for preeclampsia and eclampsia, two conditions that can harm the mother and baby and complicate the pregnancy.
- A ruptured uterus. This is often caused during the delivery by excessive pressure or by the use of labor-inducing drugs.
The newborn needs to be checked from head to toe and inside out since, other than crying, the baby cannot tell the doctor or nurse what is wrong. Some newborns may need to be placed into intensive care and closely monitored.
Ohio CP Lawyers Advocate For Birth Injury Victims Of Postpartum Negligence
We know how upsetting it can be when deliveries go wrong. The Ohio medical malpractice attorneys at Crandall & Pera Law know the major consequences of postpartum negligence. Our lawyers work with medical professionals to prove medical malpractice has occurred and to show birth injuries should have and could have been prevented. Please call 877-686-8879 to discuss your case or submit our online contact form. From our five Ohio offices, we serve clients in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chesterland, Columbus and Chagrin Falls, and the nearby Ohio areas.