While bringing a baby into the world is a natural thing, this does not mean it is without risks. Many things can go wrong during pregnancy that, if undiagnosed, can have severe -- if not fatal -- consequences for the mother and baby. One such complication is preeclampsia, which numerous mothers in Louisiana experience every year.
Every soon-to-be parent in the state of Louisiana wants one thing, and that is for his or her child to be born healthy. Unfortunately, there are several reasons as to why this does not happen for everyone. It is impossible to control congenital abnormalities that may arise during fetal development, but it is possible to control various outside factors that often contribute to birth injuries. For example, a delayed cesarean section often results in birth injury. Knowing this, why do medical providers put them off?
Becoming a parent can be an exciting, albeit scary thing. Everyone hopes that their children will enter the world healthy, but it doesn't always happen. Some children are born with congenital issues that can affect their quality of life and lifespan; other children acquire injuries during or shortly after birth. Take Cerebral Palsy; it can be a congenital issue or acquired. If it is acquired as the result of a birth injury, parents in Louisiana may be entitled to seek relief for themselves and their children.
When a child is born with impairments due to the actions or inactions of medical providers before, during or after the labor and delivery process, it can leave parents devastated. A birth injury affects not only the long-term health and well-being of the child, but it can also have severe emotional and financial consequences for the family as a whole. Louisiana residents with children who have suffered birth-related injuries due to medical negligence may be able to seek relief for their losses. A family in another state did, and they will be walking away with millions, which will definitely help them get their child the care he needs for many years to come.
An article published in early 2019 discussed a serious problem affecting women in the United States. Even with today's medical advances, too many women in Louisiana and elsewhere are suffering pregnancy-related deaths. Why?
No matter how many preventative measures birthing facilities in Louisiana take, birth-related injuries still happen, and they happen more often than people think. If a mother or a child is harmed due to the actions or inactions of medical providers, compensation for any losses sustained may be sought through legal means. This week, this column will address the ins and outs of filing a lawsuit following a birth injury.
A mother and daughter in another state recently won a record-setting sum in their medical malpractice case. Not all birth injury cases have outcomes such as this. However, this story certainly gives parents in Louisiana and elsewhere who are in similar situations reason to pause and considered their legal options. Certain birth injuries can cause irreparable harm. When medical providers are believed responsible, it's possible to have them held accountable financially.
In 2015, a couple in another state welcomed a son into their family after a long, grueling labor and delivery process. A number of things went wrong, however, and the child suffered a birth injury that left him with permanent impairments. His parents are now seeking compensation for their losses and his. Louisiana residents who have similar stories may, like this couple, seek relief through legal means.
As wonderful as the United States is, and for all the technology and medical advances available here, it is amazing how many women suffer injuries or death due to problems during or after labor and delivery. New safety standards have been proposed that, if properly implemented, have the ability to save numerous families from the physical, financial and emotional trauma that often accompanies a birth injury or birth-related death. What are these new standards, and how will they help Louisiana families?
Bringing a baby into the world, for most parents, is a joyous, albeit stressful, occasion. There is always the hope that labor and delivery will go smoothly, and mom and baby will leave the hospital healthy. Unfortunately, in Louisiana and across the country, numerous moms suffer injuries during the birth process, and some end up dying. A birth injury victim or -- in the event of fatality -- her surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses if hospital negligence occurred. Sadly, many hospital administrators are blaming birth injuries on moms rather than taking accountability for their employees' actions.