In Tucson, a birth injury can occur as the result of the negligence of a doctor, nurse practitioner, midwife, physician assistant, nurse, hospital, or birthing center. Birth injuries caused by medical malpractice can occur during pregnancy, labor, or delivery.
A birth injury to an infant that survives can have a significant and catastrophic impact on that child’s life. Likewise, a birth injury that results in the loss of your baby will cause immeasurable grief and can be devastating to the family.
Birth injuries during pregnancy can occur when the medical provider fails to diagnose and timely treat conditions that can affect the mother and baby. If a medical provider fails to monitor the health of the mother and baby during pregnancy, serious medical conditions such as preeclampsia, placenta previa, placental abruption, fetal brain damage, and diabetes can occur.
During labor, the medical provider must monitor both the mother and the baby. Failure to properly monitor the mother can lead to complications such as uterine rupture, preeclampsia, and post-partum hemorrhage. The medical provider must also monitor the baby’s vitals and watch for fetal distress. If the baby is showing signs of distress, failure to timely intervene may cause birth injury or death.
Medical Malpractice can cause birth injuries such as:
Because Tucson is home to the University of Arizona Medical School, medical students, residents, fellows, and doctors from the University of Arizona may be involved in your and your baby’s medical care before and during delivery. If you or your baby were injured before or during delivery, it is important that you contact the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Snyder & Wenner, P.C. If you believe one of your medical providers is from the University of Arizona there is a possibility that your lawsuit must be filed within 180 days (or 180 days from the baby’s 18th birthday)
If you suspect your baby suffered a catastrophic injury or death as a result of the negligence of a doctor, nurse practitioner, midwife, physician assistant, nurse, hospital, or birthing center in Tucson, Arizona contact the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Snyder & Wenner, P.C.