Childbirth is a delicate process that must be handled with precision and care. Any negligence during this process can have disastrous consequences for both the mother and baby. According to statistics, an estimated 28,000 infants in Delaware and across the country suffer birth injuries every year. In the United States, about seven out of every 1,000 babies are injured at birth. These alarming statistics are a cause for concern.
A couple in another state recently filed a lawsuit after alleged negligence caused injuries to their newborn daughter. The lawsuit says the mother was under the care of the defendant and gave birth at 41 weeks gestation. Allegedly, fetal monitor strips showed signs of abnormalities before birth, but providers failed to recognize these signs.
According to the lawsuit, the infant was born with various abnormalities and diagnosed with global development delay. The plaintiffs accuse the defendants of negligence and allege that the defendants failed to notify a physician to treat the newborn even though the fetal monitor showed abnormalities. The plaintiffs seek monetary damages and all just relief.
The birth of a child should be a moment of joy and a cause for celebration. Unfortunately, birth injuries can turn this moment of joy into a disaster. Statistically speaking, the United States is one of the most dangerous places to give birth in the developed world. When an infant or mother suffers a preventable injury caused by negligence during childbirth, families in Delaware can take action by consulting an experienced attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in financial relief to help families with medical expenses and other monetary losses that may have occurred due to this tragic experience.