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Did You Know: Older Women Tend To Have A Higher Rate Of Complications During Pregnancy That Results In Birth Injuries?

You would think childbirth should be a pretty routine procedure in the year 2019.

Unfortunately, it is not. 

There are many stories of people that endured trauma, stress, pain, and sadness instead of joy and happiness that comes with bringing a new life into this world. 

What is the primary cause of complications during pregnancy and birth injuries?

Medical Negligence.  

Understandably, medical professionals are still “only human” though any mishaps during pregnancy and childbirth can be life-threatening.

Doctors or their staff might misdiagnose the infant. 

They may not utilize the proper standards of care or could have had negligent behavior in handling the baby. 

Not to mention all of the alternative methods for childbirth these days. 

Everyone seems to have their own views about how birthing should be done.   

Some people like the water birth method at home. 

They lay in the bathtub submerged in water as they give birth. 

Others feel strongly that childbirth should be conducted in a hospital by medical professionals. 

Some people believe a “drug-free” vaginal birth is the best method. While others can’t imagine going through childbirth without using an epidural. 

Regardless of what method you want to use for your childbirth, it should always be discussed with your doctor. 

Your doctor should be informative about the pros and cons of whatever approach you take to childbirth. 

What About Birth Defects?

Babies share the DNA of their parents.

DNA is the fabric of your child’s genetic makeup.

Their DNA could be the cause of birth defects such as a cleft palate or heart murmur. In this case, there isn’t much you can do. 

However, other birth injuries and defects can also be caused when taking medications like antidepressants or anti-nausea pills.

There can be a wide range of issues that occur, just keep one thing in mind. 

Birth Injuries are not caused by the genetic makeup of the baby.

Doctors or medical staff who are negligent, exhausted, or inexperienced cause injuries and harm to your baby. 

Most Birth Injuries Are Preventable. 

The possibilities of something going wrong in the delivery room are endless.

Unfortunately, not every mother experiences top-notch care and it is the baby who ultimately suffers.

For example, improperly using birthing tools, failure to properly monitor the baby while in the womb, or not doing a C-section when necessary, are just a few.

Injuries like Erb’s Palsy, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injuries, Shoulder Dystocia, Paralysis, and Brain Injuries are some examples of common injuries that happen.

What To Do?

If you or your baby experienced an injury during childbirth then get a birth injury attorney to protect the rights of your family. 

The average settlement associated with a birth injury can range between $400,00 to $1 million, conservatively.

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