Medical Malpractice During Delivery May Lead to Birth Injuries

Medical Malpractice During Delivery May Lead to Birth Injuries

A recently filed lawsuit on behalf of three women alleges that the doctor involved with their deliveries is guilty of medical malpractice. In the birth injury lawsuit, the women assert that as the result of mistakes made before and during the deliveries, two children suffered serious brain injuries, and another died shortly thereafter. The mistakes included failing to recognize fetal distress, failing to act quickly to perform an emergency Cesarean Section, improper administration of Pitocin and improper use of forceps.

While mistakes may occur under the best of circumstances, when medical professionals act carelessly and their actions cause a child to be born with a birth defect or injures a child during delivery, he or she should be held responsible. According to records in this matter, the doctor has been disciplined before by the state medical board for failing to offer patients C-Sections and "inappropriately attempting to perform a vacuum delivery."

What many people don't realize is that thousands of doctors who have been disciplined or even banned by other hospitals or medical facilities are still allowed to practice medicine, thus allowing them to potentially injure other patients. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of previous actions against a particular doctor until it is too late.

For more information, or if you believe that you or someone you love has been harmed by medical malpractice, please contact the experienced Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.

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