When A Difficult Birth Results In Injuries To The Mother

Birth is an event involving two connected but also separate people: the mother and the baby. Complications may affect either patient in a "mothers and babies" hospital unit or birthing center. Obstetricians and assisting staff members such as nurses and technicians owe a duty of care to the mother as well as the baby in a difficult birth situation. When problems threaten the well-being of the mother, a doctor should follow accepted practices aimed at protecting her health as well as the baby's safety.

Martin T. McDonough, M.D., J.D., and the other medical malpractice attorneys of The McDonough Law Office in Woodstown, Salem County, are available to evaluate cases involving injuries to mothers. Quite a few maternal injury cases of past clients have involved:

  • Deficient prenatal care, when an OB-GYN failed to screen for, test for, diagnose or respond to high-risk conditions such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia or an oversized fetus
  • Failure to recognize an infection in the mother, either before or after birth
  • Failure to notice and respond appropriately to excessive postpartum bleeding, a retained placenta or other problems

Whatever circumstances of negligence may have led to harm to a mother before, during or after birth, a consultation with a birth injury lawyer can provide insight and direction. Martin T. McDonough, M.D., J.D., as an attorney with an M.D., is sensitive to the challenges doctors face during complicated birthing situations. Attorneys of our law firm are also well-aware of the problems that injured mothers and their families face when maternal injuries are serious. Prompt legal action can help entire families cope with the aftermath of maternal injuries or maternal death.

Call Or Email Us To Ask For A Free Consultation Regarding Maternal Injuries

Regarding injuries to the mother, lawyers at our firm are here to listen, advise and help New Jersey mothers, babies and their families when injuries have occurred in connection with pregnancy or birth. We can review the facts of your case in a timely and thoughtful way and let you know if you have a viable case. Call 856-624-3644 or send an email to schedule a consultation at no cost.