Childbirth tragedies often occur because of medical negligence. It is estimated that there are about nine million deliveries of live births each year. Of those, more than 50,000 will suffer some form of childbirth injury. That means roughly one out of every 200 women who give birth will be hurt, and their injury could range from minor to life-threatening. 

Many times, this negligence is caused by the doctor’s disregard for the mother’s safety or their lack of knowledge about what can go wrong during childbirth. This article will teach you how to recognize the signs of medical negligence and how to prevent it from happening to you or someone you love.

The Negligence That Leads to Childbirth Tragedies

Hospitals, and the doctors and nurses who work there, are not immune to mistakes and negligence. It’s estimated that one in every 200 pregnant women will be injured during the course of their pregnancy. This means that hundreds of women needlessly suffer each day. 

Many times, the negligence is caused by the doctor’s disregard for the mother’s safety or their lack of knowledge about what can go wrong during childbirth. Signs of medical negligence include:

1. A doctor who does not take the time to answer all your questions or who doesn’t take your concerns seriously.
2. A doctor who doesn’t seem to care about you and your baby.
3. A doctor who doesn’t seem to know what’s going on or what they should be doing.
4. A doctor who says you need a C-section when you don’t.
5. A doctor who won’t let you eat or drink anything.
6. A doctor who doesn’t offer pain relief.

If you notice any of these signs, don’t hesitate to speak up. You should also ask your loved ones to be on the lookout for these signs, as it can be hard to catch some things on your own.

What Is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence is the act or omission by a doctor or other medical professional that results in injury or death to the patient. Medical negligence can be classified as either “negligence per se” or “negligence per quod.” 

Negligence per se means the doctor’s negligence was the cause of the injury to the patient. Negligence per quod means that the doctor’s negligence was a contributing factor to the injury to the patient.

There are many signs that you have been a victim of medical negligence. The most common signs are excessive bleeding, pain in the mother’s abdomen, and fever in the mother. These are all signs that something went wrong during childbirth.

However, there are other signs that may not be as common. If you find that the doctor or nurses showed a lack of concern for your safety or that they were dismissive, these are signs that medical negligence may have occurred. If you feel like the doctor was unprepared before the delivery, you should be cautious when it comes to trusting them.

Be aware of these signs not only for yourself but also for your family members. If you or someone you love has been a victim of medical negligence, take action against the doctor by calling an experienced childbirth injury lawyer to help you file a complaint.

How to Prevent Medical Negligence

One of the most important ways to prevent medical negligence is to get a second opinion. If you feel like something isn’t right, it’s usually because you know your body better than anyone else. The key to preventing childbirth injury and tragedy is to ask questions and get a second opinion before agreeing to any procedure.

Doctors should not be offended if you ask for a second opinion. This is an opportunity for them to learn and improve their skills. It also protects you and your baby from the potential effects of childbirth injury.

If you’re not satisfied with the answers you are receiving, it is important that you get a second opinion. There are many resources out there to help you find doctors who are more knowledgeable about childbirth injuries, including medical malpractice specialists.

The best way to prevent childbirth tragedies is to educate yourself. Doctors are given a lot of responsibility and power during childbirth, so it’s important that they are knowledgeable about the risks involved.

Unfortunately, childbirth tragedies are far too common. This is due to medical negligence. To prevent this from happening, you should be aware of the signs that your doctor is negligent or unqualified. 

Be sure to do research into your doctors before undergoing any medical procedure, and make sure to ask them any questions you might have. Ask about their qualifications, their experience, and what they’ve done in the past. You deserve to know all the risks before you sign up.

If you or your baby were injured during childbirth, find an experienced childbirth injury lawyer to assist you. At the Doctor Lawyer Firm, we are experienced in both the medical and legal fields and can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Legal and Medical Experience You Can Trust

Matthew Sowell is one of the few Florida lawyers certified by the Florida Bar and the American Board of Professional Liability. He is also the founding chairman of the Stroke Litigation Group. Over the years, Matt has won millions of dollars in verdicts, ensuring that his clients are awarded the compensation they deserve in challenging medical malpractice cases.

Fadi Chakour is a former medical doctor who left the field to practice law in medical malpractice litigation. As a doctor, he treated many patients and loved ones who were injured due to the negligence of other physicians. Fadi’s combined medical and legal knowledge makes him a powerful advocate for injured people who are victims of medical negligence.

Get the Compensation You Deserve — Call Today

If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice and you need a childbirth injury lawyer, call the team of Sowell & Chakour. We have decades of combined experience to assist with your medical-related legal matters. Call today at 1-833-MedMals or fill out our online contact form to get started.

The information in this blog post is for reference only and not legal advice. As such, you should not decide whether to contact a lawyer based on the information in this blog post. Moreover, there is no lawyer-client relationship resulting from this blog post, nor should any such relationship be implied. If you need legal counsel, please consult a lawyer licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.