Birth Injury: A Painful Reality due to Medical Malpractice

Jul 15, 2013 by

Providing patients with timely and correct diagnosis and prescribing to them the correct and effective medication is the kind of quality service doctors and other health care providers owe their patients. Mistakes, but which are minor, may be permitted, so long as these do not worsen the patient’s condition or give the patient another reason for medical worry.

Sadly medical malpractice is real and is a growing concern in many US states. Cognizant of this fact, the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., a law firm in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, mentions that several patients, indeed, are given subpar medical treatment, that they leave clinics or hospitals with greater, rather than solved, medical concerns.

Medical errors may result not only to worse injuries, but even to untimely death. Either case, the patient or his/her family will be left with greater sufferings, physically and financially-wise. One of the worst effects of medical errors is injury to the newly born. A severely painful reality to every family, a birth injury can instantly turn a couple’s life from joy-filled to severely painful. Birth injuries include newborn infections, brain and spinal damage, brachial plexus or erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, facial paralysis (any part of the face, maybe temporary or permanent), subconjunctival hemorrhage (rupture of small blood vessels in the eyes), cephalohematoma (hemorrhage between the bone and its covering which usually occurs in the head) and caput succedaneum (where the head’s soft tissue swells during delivery).

The damage these birth injuries pose can be permanent, enough reason to make a child and his/her family’s life miserable. These injuries, however, can be prevented; all it requires is enough care on the part of the doctor and nurses during delivery.

Thus, medical malpractice is nothing more than a result of negligence or carelessness on the part of experts and the people responsible in accomplishing the job (in this case, medical experts or health care providers). Though an unwanted result due to the pain and suffering it causes, someone will still have to be held answerable for the severe harm done. No child or family deserves an injurious result which can easily be avoided. If this result happens make sure you bring the liable party to justice.

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