Birth Injury and malpractice in New York

According to the statistics show that in New York about 27 of every 1,000 births involve some type of birth-related injury, with cerebral palsy as one of the most common.

During labor and delivery complications can occur that lead to various health problems for newborns. Collectively, these problems are referred to as birth trauma or birth injury. Birth injuries are generally caused by shipping operations, whether vaginal or abdominal, and influenced by circumstances such as:
Oxygen deficiency, which can occur when the umbilical cord or pressure on the processor rotates the birth when the unborn fetus had meconium choke itself (the first stool consisting of dirt newborns, which can be released either just before or after birth);

Although most women give birth in a hospital surrounded by medical professionals, birth injury can occur at almost any time during labor and delivery. These injuries are most often due to medical negligence or error. Babies with birth injury may recover fully and quickly, or may suffer lifelong physical and / or mental limitations.

Mistakes made by one participant in the team a lot of delivery. These errors can occur before delivery, during delivery or shortly after childbirth. They include incidents of excessive use of force or improper rotational force in the delivery process, delaying performing a cesarean section (C-section) delivery for fetal distress, failure to seek the assistance of midwives obstetrician, and improper intubation (insertion tube) of newborn needed oxygen resulting in hypoxia (amount sufficient oxygen reaching body tissues).
Incorrect or incomplete pre-natal testing / monitoring which may lead the medical team was not ready for delivery difficult. This includes conditions such as high infant birth weight (more than 9 pounds), anomalies associated with maternal pelvis size and shape, and the fetus is not properly positioned, all of which can be detected through the use of sonograms.

Mechanical trauma when an unusual position adopted by the baby during delivery or when the baby is too large to easily pass through the birth canal, as often happens, with maternal diabetes;

While thankfully none of the scenarios would mean that there will be a birth injury, they complicate the process of labor and delivery, providing greater statistical probability of occurrence. In most cases of babies with birth injuries will make a full recovery. When circumstances are such that full recovery does not happen that way, birth injury can destroy, often causing debilitating injuries to the newborn that can last a lifetime.

The most common birth injuries are cerebral palsy, oxygen deprivation, mental retardation, Erb's Palsy, Klumpke's Palsy and brachial Plexus injury. The ability to file medical malpractice claims if the injury is still giving birth is a possibility for both newborns and their families to recover monetary damages.

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