The ability to create life and give birth is one of the more miraculous biological feats of the human body. It is a gift that most women would not trade for anything else in the world. But as wonderful as pregnancy and childbirth can be, they can also take a huge toll on the body; putting both baby and mother in danger.
The list of things that can go wrong when medical error features in a baby’s delivery in New Jersey or elsewhere is both sobering and lengthy. Birth injury can result from a number of negligent medical acts or omissions during delivery, and outcomes such as cerebral palsy, fetal asphyxia, hospital-induced infections and other conditions can have permanent adverse effects.
Birth injuries and medical malpractice claims associated with them often relate to clear errors made by one or more members of a hospital delivery team during childbirth. In the absence of such error and departure from the reasonable standard of care that is expected by both patients and within the medical industry, complications are rare events; doctors and other health care professionals going about their business in a duly competent manner can typically do so free of liability concerns.
Wherever a baby is born in New Jersey or elsewhere, whether at the hospital, in a birthing center or at home pursuant to a planned delivery surrounded by family members, there is always a concern with birth injuries.
In the realm of birth injuries, certain conditions or occurrences seem to be reported and receive media coverage more often than other adverse outcomes. Those commonly include things like cerebral palsy, bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, fetal asphyxia and hospital-acquired infections.