Injuries to the Mother
While many women are able to give birth without complications, many others suffer birth injuries that can cause lasting health problems. Hospitals and birthing centers have established common procedures to minimize the risk of complications in birth, but complications still occur all too frequently. Often medical negligence is to blame. At the San Jose medical malpractice law firm of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., we are experienced in handling civil cases involving all types of birth injuries including injuries to the mother.Birth Injuries to the Mother
Maternal complications during childbirth are far more common than most people imagine, and they can be very serious even causing death for some mothers. Many of these injuries occur despite the best efforts of medical professionals, but sometimes medical negligence is involved. If medical negligence causes a birth injury of any kind, the victim is entitled to seek compensation. Some of the most common birth injuries to a mother include:
- Postpartum hemorrhage – This is excessive bleeding following a delivery. If the bleeding cannot be controlled, this condition can be life threatening for the mother.
- Infection – Uterine infections can occur following a Caesarean section, which may cause serious medical problems and require extensive medical intervention. Infections can also occur at sutured areas following a vaginal delivery.
- Preeclampsia and Elampsia – This is a condition characterized by high blood pressure and too much protein in the urine during pregnancy. This condition should be detected and treated with proper prenatal care.
When a mother is seriously injured or dies during childbirth, it can have a devastating impact on her family. We understand how traumatic a maternal birth injury can be and how difficult it is to recover while taking care of a newborn. In conjunction with experienced medical experts, we carefully assess the circumstances of the injury in order to determine the presence of medical malpractice.
If you or your spouse or partner has suffered an injury during or after childbirth, contact us at (408) 289-1417 to schedule a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and skill to evaluate your case and determine the potential for compensation. We will answer your questions and explain your legal options. From our office in San Jose, California, we work with clients throughout Santa Clara and Monterey Counties.