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Birth Injury Caused by Careless Doctoring
Birth injuries are frequently caused by medical malpractice during high-risk or complicated deliveries. There have been numerous instances of birth injuries caused by healthcare professionals’ negligence during labour and delivery.
These injuries may result from a variety of medical malpractice circumstances, including:
- Excessive force being applied in pulling or twisting the baby, which is one of the most common causes of birth injuries.
- Uncontrolled bleeding or a lack of precautions taken by the mother’s healthcare provider.
- Failure to frequently check the baby’s heart rate to detect foetal distress.
- Unintentional or unwarranted delay in performing an emergency caesarean section (C-section).
- Negligent use of vacuum extractors and/or forceps during childbirth.
- Failing to disclose information to the mother about the risks of using forceps or a vacuum during delivery.
A birth injury may not manifest until after the baby has been delivered. In such cases, medical negligence arises when healthcare providers do not take the required measures to prevent excessive bleeding, check for jaundice in the newborn, test the mother and infant for blood type incompatibility, or perform any combination of these tasks. Furthermore, if a woman experiences a uterine tear or rupture after childbirth, the physician must act swiftly to repair it to avoid complications such as infection.