Medical negligence claims that are associated with birth injuries
The article highlights some of the notable features that are associated with medical negligence claims that are filed on the basis of birth injuries.
Who can overemphasise the vitality of birth in our lives? The human race can continue to be in existence because the birth of another human being is possible. Under normal circumstances, it is practically impossible to give birth to a live human being without the help of medical practitioners. In the past, this used to be possible. However, there are many women and babies who used to lose their lives due to lack of special medical equipment for correcting certain birth defects such as tears and delayed deliveries. Unfortunately, some women have still continued to lose their lives during birth even though there is advanced medical equipment. If you have also been a victim of birth related medical errors, you can join your fellow patients who have filed medical negligence claims.
The records of medical negligence claims involving birth injuries are quite many. You can obviously wonder why the number of medical negligence claims on the basis of surgery tends to surpass the total number ofmedical negligence claims involving other clinical errors such as misdiagnoses and dental treatment errors. It is not to provide a straight explanation for this. However, there are certain suggestions which appear to explain this. For example, giving birth is usually a day to day activity; barely a day goes by before a child is born into the world. Imagine if one or two of the total births that are recorded were associated with birth injuries, how many medical negligence claims would be filed on account of birth injuries? This may explain why the number of medical negligence claims on the basis of birth injuries surpasses that of the other cases of clinical errors.
Birth injuries are usually caused to the mother during the delivery process. In most cases, the mother may incur injuries which can range from mild to severe. The mild injuries include mere scratches or bruises to the area between the birth canal and the anus. In some cases, the injuries may be as severe as birth tears causing very severe bleeding. The victims of birth injuries may sometimes be babies. If this is the case, the parents or the relatives to the baby are expected to file medical negligence claims on behalf of the baby. This cannot be overemphasised, particularly because the baby has no capacity to file a claim for compensation without the help of its parents or guardians. In
Almost all medical negligence claims that are associated with birth injuries are filed by mothers or their relatives. This is an obvious case that is not debatable. The medical negligence claims that are filed by mothers involve birth injuries which did not lead to the death of the woman. If the birth injury leads to the death of the mother to the baby, the relatives to the woman are free to file a claim for compensation on behalf of the woman.