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Parents awarded $800,000 for hospital's negligence during birth

Doctors are often accused of being too quick to choose a cesarean section as the method of childbirth. Although there may be many unnecessary C-sections, the surgery can be a lifesaving operation for a child and mother. Unfortunately, there are some circumstances that warrant a C-section, but a doctor neglects to offer one. Massachusetts's parents may be interested in one case of negligence during birth where a couple's child showed evident distress and was born stillborn.

Family of infant girl injured during birth awarded $40M

Sadly, birth defects are sometimes unavoidable, even when Massachusetts moms do everything they can for a healthy pregnancy. Birth injuries, on the other hand, quite frequently are preventable, and there's little worse than knowing a perfectly healthy baby was injured during birth due to a doctor's careless mistake. A recent lawsuit in another state alleged just such medical malpractice.

Lawsuit claims mother, baby injured during birth from negligence

The birth of a child is supposed to be one of the most joyous occasions in many new Massachusetts parents' lives. Alarmingly, a growing concern around the country is the high incidence of serious injury to expectant mothers during labor and delivery. Of course, the number one concern of most parents is that their infant is not injured during birth, but prioritizing the health of the mother should not be far behind on the list of concerns for attendant health care providers.

Negligence during birth often has lifelong negative consequences

Babies are at their most vulnerable as newborns, which is why expectant parents rely on the care of highly trained doctors and obstetricians during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Newborns have their whole lives ahead of them, and when something goes wrong, it can have a permanent detrimental effect on their future. It's no wonder, then, that Massachusetts parents become so protective and upset in cases involving physician negligence during birth; a careless mistake or thoughtless oversight can have devastating lifelong consequences for children.

Lawsuit alleges birth injuries due to doctor's failure to screen

For many in Massachusetts, becoming a parent is likely the happiest day of their lives, especially for any who struggle with fertility. It's all the more upsetting to imagine, then, going through the time, emotional investment and financial costs for treatments at a fertility clinic, only to have your beloved child suffer from birth injuries due to a doctor's negligence. Yet just such an incident has apparently occurred in another state, where two couples have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after their infants were born with genetic abnormalities.

Birth injuries lawsuit seeks $150,000 in damages

Thankfully, most births in Massachusetts go off without a hitch. Mothers go through labor and delivery and are handed a healthy infant. Even when complications occur, the resultant birth injuries vary greatly in type and severity. Unfortunately, sometimes things are not as simple, and a doctor's error or negligence one day can lead to a lifetime of health problems for the injured children and their families.

Birth trauma claim leads to $15M settlement

For many Massachusetts parents, the birth of their child is the happiest day of their lives. Sadly, this is not always the case, as sometimes the error or negligence of a health care professional during the birthing process results in a lifelong struggle for care when a child suffers birth trauma. In another state, a settlement was recently reached in a lawsuit involving such alleged traumatic birth injuries.

Pros and cons of operative vaginal delivery

Massachusetts mothers who are planning to have a natural birth should be aware of the options that are available if assistance is needed. Forceps and vacuum extraction are two of the most common tools obstetricians may use to expedite vaginal delivery, and there are risks associated with both.

Risk factors for uterine rupture

A straightforward pregnancy is every Massachusetts mother’s hope, but complications such as uterine ruptures can arise quickly, be difficult to diagnose and have catastrophic consequences. Although uterine ruptures are rare, physicians must respond rapidly when one does occur to minimize the possibility of severe injury or death for both mother and child.

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