Midwives undergo extensive training to handle high-pressure situations in childbirth. Families trust them for quality care in some of life's most important moments.
When a midwife fails to care for a mother or her child to the accepted standard of the medical community, it can cause serious injuries or death. When that happens, the midwife may be legally responsible for the harm he or she has caused.
The Effects of Midwife Malpractice
Midwife malpractice can cause a variety of birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, developmental delays, brachial plexus injuries, cephalohematoma birth injuries, shoulder dystocia, fetal brain damage and postpartum hemorrhage, as well as stillbirth or postpartum death of the baby. Injuries to the mother could include tears, urinary or fecal incontinence, damage to the uterus or bladder and stroke. Some injuries can lead to the mother's death.
DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers has extensive experience handling midwife and birth injury malpractice cases. Midwife malpractice includes:
- Failure to detect high-risk conditions or potential problems with the birth
- Failure to diagnose maternal/gestational diabetes
- Failure to diagnose pre-eclampsia
- Failure to diagnose serious birth defects
- Failure or delay in responding to a medical emergency
- Failure to recognize symptoms of placental abruption
DeFrancisco & Falgiatano has handled many midwife malpractice cases. Our firm has access to highly qualified midwives from outside the area who will objectively review your case to determine if the provider failed to act in accordance with generally accepted medical standards.
Contact Our Midwife Malpractice Attorneys
If you or a loved one was injured due to midwife malpractice, call DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling midwife and birth injury malpractice cases. Consultations are always free and you will never be responsible for attorney fees unless we are able to recover compensation for you.