OBSTETRICAL ERRORS

COMMON ERRORS

 The following are examples of obstetrics care that falls below the standard of care and may be considered medical malpractice:  

  • Failure to monitor a pregnancy
  • Failure to rate a patient as high risk and provide appropriate care
  • Failure to conduct appropriate screening tests and sonograms
  • Failure to diagnose gestational diabetes
  • Failure to diagnose and treat preeclampsia(elevated blood pressure in pregnancy)
  • Labour and Delivery errors
  • Failure to repair Perineal tears, obstetric anal sphincter injuries


NEWBORNS

 Symptoms may or may not surface right away but when it does, the child’s life is changed forever. Our legal work focuses on cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries, infant brain damage, and other kinds of serious birth injuries. We can help you discover what went wrong!   When a child’s brain is deprived of oxygen before or after birth, the consequences  include cognitive impairment, motor dysfunction, and seizures. It is the medical team’s responsibility to secure your child’s safety. We will help you review your legal options to ensure the future that your child deserves.    

HYPOXIC ISCHEMIC ENCEPHALOPATHY

When an infant's brain is deprived of oxygen before or after birth, the consequences  include cognitive impairment, motor dysfunction, and seizures. This is an Hypoxic Ischemic injury that may lead to cerebral palsy. It is the medical team’s responsibility to secure your child’s safety. We will help you review your legal options to ensure the future that your child deserves.     


CEREBRAL PALSY

Cerebral Palsy is  a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while the child’s brain is under development.  Cerebral palsy can be is caused by lack of oxygen, bleeding, or infections in the baby’s brain or in the mother during the pregnancy. This condition leads to an abnormality in sensory function and cognition. 


Midwife malpractice, OB-GYN mistakes, and nursing errors may be the reasons for these outcomes.