Labor and Delivery Injuries

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Childbirth is a wonderful event that brings joy to families every day. Labor and delivery is an intense process, but under proper medical supervision is usually safe. But when there is negligence, it can result in harm to the mother or baby. The birth injury lawyers at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC hold negligent medical professionals accountable.

Doctors and other medical professionals have a responsibility to follow established standards of care when assisting a woman about to give birth. This includes obstetricians, labor and delivery nurses and midwives. They must monitor the mother and baby's condition and take proper action as needed to protect the health of either one.

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Some of the ways in which negligence can lead to a birth injury include:

  • Improper use of forceps or other instruments
  • Improper use of vacuum extraction
  • Failure to properly monitor the health of the fetus or mother
  • Failure to recognize fetal distress
  • Failure or delay in performing a necessary Caesarian section

Negligence puts the health of mother and child at risk and in some cases, can be life-threatening. Labor and delivery injuries can cause permanent damage that requires additional treatment, leading to increasing medical expenses.

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Cases involving injury to the baby or mother during labor or delivery can be complex. It can be difficult to prove negligence, and medical professionals, hospitals and their insurance companies work together to fight against your claim. But handling complex cases is what our firm is known for. Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC has the knowledge, experience and resources that get big wins in big cases.

One of the first things we'll do is find out what really happened. Our legal team conducts an investigation, reviewing all documents and interviewing all witnesses. We also consult medical experts who can tell us if standard of care and proper procedures were followed. Our team knows how to find signs of negligence.

We focus on building the strongest case possible, one the insurance companies have to take seriously. This usually brings them to the negotiating table, where we often can work out a settlement that meets your needs. But if they are not willing to agree to a settlement, our attorneys are skilled litigators who will fight for you in court.

If you or your baby suffered injuries during labor or delivery, contact us to set up a free consultation. We'll review your options and answer all of your questions.