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Suit: Doctors fail to get birth weight and cause permanent injury

Prenatal care is an essential part of ensuring a healthy pregnancy and baby. Many women in North Adams go to doctors in order to obtain pertinent information, such as the infant’s heart rate or growth progress. Gathering this kind of data can give a doctor clues as to what to expect during a delivery, lowering the risk of a baby being injured during birth. Failing to assess vital information can have devastating results, as a recent incident reminds us.

Misdiagnosis causes 6-year-old months of pain

The first step in resolving a physical ailment is to get an accurate diagnosis. Once people in North Adams know exactly what is causing them pain or illness, they can begin to put together a treatment plan with their doctors. Failure to make an accurate diagnosis not only delays proper treatment, but it can also mean someone is subjected to medications or procedures that are unnecessary. A 6-year-old girl is all too familiar with the consequences of a misdiagnosis.

Massachusetts C-section rate is higher than recommended

There are many outcomes that may occur when a woman enters a hospital to have a baby. In the best situations, a healthy baby is born and a mother does not experience any pregnancy complications. There are circumstances that require a Massachusetts doctor to intervene and perform a Cesarean section. However, these procedures are associated with a number of risks, and they may even be done without medical necessity, as statistics suggest.

Doctors' failure to act causes Massachusetts woman's death

When it comes to matter of the heart, injury and illness should be taken very seriously. Patients admitted to a hospital in Massachusetts with any potentially life-threatening condition expect doctors to explore every possible angle to ensure safety and well-being. A doctor error, such as failing to order necessary tests or taking preventative action, can have particularly devastating results.

Delivery room negligence causes major birth injuries

Humans are prone to error, but a series of errors is symptomatic of an underlying issue. Even one mistake in a North Adams delivery room is one too many, as anyone who has suffered birth injuries knows all too well. There are some facilities in which medical negligence extends to more than just one situation. As a recent string of lawsuits demonstrates, some hospitals may need to rethink their personnel or processes to reduce the risk harming infants.

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