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According to statistics, out of 9,714 births in the United States, one includes a birth injury. There are about 28,000 birth injuries reported every year in the US.

According to statistics, out of 9,714 births in the United States, one includes a birth injury. There are about 28,000 birth injuries reported every year in the US.

According to the National Healthcare Quality Report, it is estimated that 5.08 out of every 1,000 births involved female infants, while 6.68 of every 1,000 births involved male infants. The number of birth injuries that are potentially preventable indicates that there is a serious deficit in the overall standard of care that hospitals and doctors provide.

Mismanagement and Errors involving Retained Placenta

During the final stages of labor, it is also required to immediately deliver the placenta and the membrane attached around the fetus following the infant’s birth. In some cases, the placenta may be left inside the mother’s uterus as a result of poor monitoring of contractions and delivery techniques.

Types of Mismanagement and Errors

While it is the priority of gynecologists, obstetricians and midwives to make sure that placenta delivery is performed, there may be errors that could occur. These errors may include some of the following:

Complications Caused by Mismanagement and Errors of Retained Placenta

There are many threats posed to a mother’s health as a result of retained placenta mismanagement and errors. Such errors can result in both minor and serious complications such as:

· Infection, including blood poisoning, also known as septicaemia

· It may be necessary to perform a surgery to remove the retained placenta

· Damage may be caused to the uterine cavity and genital tract

· Internal bleeding or hemorrhaging, known as post-partum hemorrhaging

Legal Action for Retained Placenta Mismanagement and Errors

It is highly possible that a doctor did, or failed to do, do something during the birth process. This conduct could amount to medical malpractice. While in some cases, a birth injury may be considered a necessary or practical risk when there is a complication that requires quick action, a doctor may be considered negligent if there are no complications and the mother or infant suffers physical injury due to the medical professional’s misconduct or carelessness.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to retained placenta mismanagement or error, you should book an appointment with one of the many medical malpractice attorneys at the reputed Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff Law Firm at 212-344-1000. You can find out what action to take against the negligent medical party and obtain compensation.

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