The risk to our health from injury is never more serious than when we are at our most fragile. We see warnings at amusement parks advising pregnant women to avoid certain roller-coasters, and obstetricians will advise expecting mothers to avoid specific activities or adjust their behavior for the betterment of their own health as well as the infant child they are carrying.
As much as childbirth can seem to be a commonplace matter given advancements in modern health care, doctors, nurses and hospitals still need to recognize the delicate state that both the birthing mother and the newborn child are in. If these medical professionals do not exercise the minimum standard of care required by South Carolina law, they risk the health of both the mother and the child, while being simultaneously exposed to medical malpractice lawsuits.
The process of delivering a baby is never easy or free from risk. There are occasions when complications arise during labor and delivery of a newborn that are beyond the control of the doctors and nurses present. However, there are also instances when problems that occurred during childbirth were avoidable and should have been foreseen by the medical staff responsible for the care of the mother and the baby.
If you or your child has been injured during childbirth, our experienced lawyers may be able to investigate as well as help you to pursue a claim against those who are responsible for the pain and suffering you and your child have had to endure.
If you would like to learn more about how our firm helps those who have been subjected to birth injuries, please visit our website.