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The dangerous cycle of pregnancy injuries and negligence

Obstetric care is characterized as being especially involved and complex, as multiple factors can play a role in the health of a mother and child. The various stages of pregnancy and fetal development can be impacted by a huge number of environmental and biological conditions, and it is up to OB/GYN physicians and medical professionals to accurately identify changes as they occur. Unfortunately, there is evidence to suggest that a fear of medical malpractice claims and litigation is causing some OB/GYN doctors to alter the way they practice medicine, which in turn may be having an impact on incidents of OB/GYN negligence.

Forceps deliveries put Massachusetts mothers, infants at risk

While most expecting mothers in Massachusetts anticipate smooth deliveries, that does not always happen. Situations may arise during the birthing process, which necessitate medical intervention. Sometimes when childbirths are not progressing, health care professionals use tools, such as forceps, to aid in the delivery. Although the use of these devices can assist with difficult childbirths, they can also pose risks to both mothers and their babies.

Knowing the dangers of a placental abruption

Many of those with whom we've worked here at Donovan and O'Conner have had to live through the pain and suffering of losing a baby. Such a loss can be particularly traumatic when it occurs before a baby is even born. Pregnancy is a time when both mothers and their unborn children are most at risk for serious injuries. One such injury that often produces tragic results is a placental abruption. In this post, we'll discuss what a placental abruption is and the effect it can have on an unborn baby.

Suit: Negligent medics, door jam result in pregnant woman's death

When a woman becomes pregnant, there are often strict rules she is expected to follow when it comes to activities and diet. Similarly, there are guidelines in place that physicians should adhere to in terms of prenatal and other medical care of North Adams expectant mothers. Women who experience deviations to those rules may find themselves with pregnancy complications, as they may be especially vulnerable to physical ailments. As one incident illustrates, mishandling an emergency with a pregnant woman can have devastating results.

Infant's death sparks concern over midwifery practice

Many pregnant women spend hours researching all things related to having a baby, from which crib to buy to whether or not to use cloth diapers. A number of North Adams expectant mothers will also devote a pregnancy to considering options for the safe delivery of the child. Even when every angle regarding comfort and safety has been considered, there are still incidents that have adverse outcomes.

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.

Massachusetts mothers suffer fatal childbirth complications

Raising a child is a rewarding but at times very difficult thing to do. When you have to do it alone, it makes it even more complicated. Parents in Massachusetts who go to a hospital to have a baby expect to go home with their newborn together. Unfortunately, pregnancy complications sometimes means otherwise, as two grieving fathers are now learning.

Suit alleges obstetrician was negligent during child's birth

When a woman finds out she is pregnant, she is excited about the impending birth of a healthy, happy baby. Many women put a lot of thought into the birth of the child during pregnancy, even going so far as to create a birth plan. There are times when things do not go according to plan, and Massachusetts women expect their doctors to act accordingly. Unfortunately, as one family has learned, delivery room negligence can have serious consequences.

Botched pregnancy procedure results in leg amputation

Being pregnant can be an incredibly exciting time for a woman. There is much preparation and anticipation of the baby. Unfortunately, some pregnancies do not result in a baby. Many Massachusetts women find themselves with pregnancy complications, which can compromise both their safety and the safety of the baby. When doctors fail to take appropriate action, the consequences can be serious.

Woman contracts infection during C-section, loses arms and legs

The birth of a baby is arguably one of the greatest moments in the life of a parent in Springfield, Massachusetts. The joy and happiness that a brand new baby can bring into a family is a unique experience. During pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum, parents deserve to have proper care by medical personnel to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

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