Around 6 to 8 out of 1,000 infants are born with a birth injury each year in the US. This means that roughly 1 in every 9,714 individuals in the country is born with a birth injury.
The 10 most common birth and maternal injuries in New York, include cerebral palsy, Erb's Palsy (Brachial Plexus Palsy), facial paralysis, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, perinatal asphyxia, cephalohematoma, caput succedaneum, intracranial hemorrhage, and subconjunctival hemorrhage.
FAQs about Pregnancy-Related Injuries
Everyone knows that birth injuries can occur in infants as a result of medical negligence. However, it is important to keep in mind that mothers can also suffer injury during pregnancy due to medical malpractice. Here is a look at some of the most common questions about pregnancy-related maternal injuries:
Q: What are the common pregnancy related maternal injuries in New York?
A: Some of the common injuries or illnesses that develop during a woman's pregnancy, and if undiagnosed or untreated, can cause serious illness or even death, include the following:
· Prolapsed umbilical cord
· Placental abruption
There is a rarer defect that needs to be diagnosed and treated immediately, known as Rh incompatibility - this is most widely understood as whether the mother has a positive or negative blood type. Treatment is available for Rh incompatibility, but the right questions are not asked and the proper treatment provided by your doctor, you may have a serious case of medical malpractice.
Q: What are the common injuries that a mother can suffer during delivery?
A: While a number of delivery injuries are a result of undiagnosed illnesses during pregnancy, such as those mentioned above, physician negligence during delivery can have serious and devastating consequences for both mother and infant. Such negligence includes:
· Failing to prevent and control severe hemorrhaging, which leads to the need for an emergency hysterectomy
· Failing to perform a C-section on time
· Injuries to the mother as a result of an infant in a "breech" position
Q: What can happen to an infant as a result of pregnancy-related maternal injuries in New York?
A: Due to the fact that many birth defects are caused by lack of oxygen to the brain while an infant is being delivered, brain damage in a newborn can have cognitive, physical and social ramifications for the rest of its life. It is likely that the need for special medical care and medication as well as learning disabilities will persist throughout the child's life. This will make it quite challenging to predict how to prepare for your child's future financially.
RMFW Law Knows Pregnancy-Related Maternal Injuries in New York
If you or a loved one has suffered pregnancy-related injuries or complications due to your doctor's negligence, you should immediately seek the help of a personable, committed, and innovative medical malpractice attorney at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212-344-1000.
This is the best way to protect your rights. One of our attorneys can help you file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent doctor, hospital, or any other medical professional and make sure that you recover maximum compensation for your injuries. We know how to carry this out!
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