The United States is largely considered to be the greatest country in the world, so one would think that United States citizens would also have access to the best medical care in the world. Unfortunately, this is not the case, especially for expectant mothers and newborns. According to a recent study, birth injuries and infant mortality rates are on the rise in Delaware and across the country.
Unfortunately, hospitals and medical care facilities in Delaware and across the United States are commonly understaffed. Doctors and nurses in these facilities are often in a rush to see more patients. Sometimes, mothers who are giving birth can be overlooked. Childbirth is a process that requires constant focus and attention. Without proper care, birth injuries can happen.
For a developed country, the United States has serious issues when it comes to protecting mothers during labor and delivery. Far too many women suffer serious injuries or even die during the birth process across the country, and some of those mothers may be right here in Delaware. In fact, a recent investigation conducted by USA Today tried to determine why so many mothers in this country suffer birth injuries.
For parents in Delaware, the birth of a child should be an exciting time of celebrating new life. However, birth injuries can turn this celebration into a tragedy. Birth is arguably the most vulnerable time in a person's life and, to prevent injuries, providers must give appropriate and timely care to both infants and mothers. In another state, a couple filed a lawsuit against a physician after their baby allegedly suffered permanent injuries as the result of a negligent delivery.
Like any medical procedure, the birth of a child is a process that must be handled with extreme care and focus. Delaware residents are privileged to have access to wonderful facilities and highly skilled physicians that make childbirth almost routine. During childbirth however, any deviation from the acceptable standard of care can result in devastating injuries to both mothers and infants. Unfortunately, thousands of families across the country are affected by birth injuries every year.
Every year, thousands of infants and mothers in Delaware and across the United States are injured during birth. Childbirth is a very delicate procedure that must be handled with extreme care and precision. Any missed step or delay in treatment can result in permanent and debilitating injuries, turning this joyous occasion into a nightmare. Recently, a mother and daughter were awarded over $23 million in a lawsuit that was filed after birth injuries caused the girl to suffer permanent brain damage.
For parents in Delaware and around the world, the birth of a child is a magical and joyous event that is always remembered. However, negligent care during this delicate process could result in birth injuries to both the mother and infant. These types of injuries are often suffered for a lifetime. A couple in another state filed a lawsuit against a hospital after their baby allegedly suffered significant brain damage during birth.
Without a doubt, the birth of a child is a very delicate and fragile time that must be handled with extreme care. Failure to take necessary precautions or administer the appropriate treatment may cause a mother and/or child to suffer injuries that could affect them for the rest of their lives. Birth injuries are not only physically debilitating, but also psychologically and emotionally traumatizing for Delaware parents.
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.
Birth is a very fragile and delicate time in which great care is required. Any missed step or deviation from the accepted standard of care can result in birth injuries that will affect the child for the rest of his or her life. It's a shame when negligent care robs Delaware parents of the joy typically associated with childbirth. Unfortunately, this is a scenario that happens far too often across the United States.