It hardly needs stating that birth injuries, whether to mother or child, can cause tremendous suffering to the victims and their families. Over decades of law practice, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s medical malpractice lawyers have rarely dealt with more emotionally trying and heartbreaking injuries than those related to childbirth.
When medical malpractice turns a sacred, life affirming experience into something painful or tragic, families are torn apart. Yet careless hospitals and medical professionals continue to put lives at risk by failing to take the reasonable steps necessary to ensure the safety of infants and mothers.
Now, a new investigation by USA TODAY is shedding even more light on the severe and substantial risk of birth injuries to mothers as the result of dangerous and deadly medical malpractice.
The Maternal Birth Injuries Report
“Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren’t doing it.” Thus reads the headline of the report in question, aptly summarizing the state of our modern healthcare industry.
According to this high-profile investigation, each year some 50,000 women are injured during childbirth each year, and 700 die. Despite these figures, the reports highlight the refusal of hospitals and doctors to take basic, simple steps to protect women during childbirth.
Common birth injuries suffered by mothers include internal bleeding or hemorrhaging, stroke, preventable conditions like clots and infections, and medication-related negligence. Implementing certain practical, inexpensive treatment protocols could prevent many injuries related to these conditions, according to the report, but hospitals remain unwilling to provide these reasonable measures.
Medical Malpractice Should Not Happen
The USA TODAY investigation highlights something that medical malpractice lawyers have been saying for years: hospitals can prevent medical malpractice injuries. They have always been able to do so. They simply do not care as much about their patients as they do their bottom lines.
Hospitals, doctors, and other medical professionals and staff are trusted with the lives of new mothers and their infant children each time a delivery occurs. Those mothers, infants, and their families are entitled to receive care that is appropriate, attentive, and up to medical standards. Failure to adopt life-saving measures and monitoring can lead to injury, death, and tragic loss.
No family should have to suffer the effects of birth injuries caused by medical malpractice. If an injury occurs, you deserve to have someone who will fight for you against an uncaring and negligent medical system.
Contact an Ohio Birth Injuries Lawyer
Ohio medical malpractice law is complex, but injured patients do have rights. Those suffering as the result of medical or surgical malpractice may be entitled to compensation from either a facility or medical professional—or both—when malpractice causes injuries.
With a renowned medical malpractice law practice, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA has helped countless injured mothers, children, and their families hold negligent hospitals and doctors liable for the injuries they have caused. If you or your loved one suffered as the result of medical malpractice, we are here to fight for you.
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