labor negligence

Victims of medical malpractice in Washington D.C. and Maryland can turn to our team of seasoned lawyers for representation

When you place your trust in a group of medical professionals, you expect to receive the highest level of care and commitment to your wellbeing. This is especially true for the birth of a child. During labor and delivery, the medical staff has a duty of proper care to the mother and the unborn infant. When this duty is not met, serious injuries can result to both. If you or your baby was injured during the labor and delivery process, the attorneys of Schochor, Federico, and Staton, P.A. have the knowledge and practical legal skill to guide you through every step of your case.

Types of labor and delivery negligence

The process of labor and delivery requires constant attention to the health and wellbeing of the mother, as well as the unborn baby. There are often numerous parties involved, including nurses, midwives, physicians, and anesthesiologists. Each of the involved parties owes a duty of adequate care to the patient, and when that duty is not met, substantial injury can occur to the mother and child.

Some of the most common types of labor and delivery injuries stem from:

  • Delayed cesarean sections
  • Incorrect medication dosage
  • Failure to adequately monitor
  • Surgical errors
  • Injuries from chosen delivery procedure

Labor and delivery malpractice attorneys serving Washington D.C. and Maryland

When these negligent behaviors occur, the resulting injuries can prove devastating for the mother and baby, as well as their family. In some cases, there is a substantial risk of death, especially in situations where the baby experiences a lack of oxygen to the brain or the mother suffers from excessive loss of blood. In addition, labor and delivery negligence can lead to the following injuries:

  • Brain damage
  • Skull injuries
  • Brachial plexus damage
  • Hemorrhaging by the mother
  • Infection to the mother or child
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Bone fractures
  • Cerebral Palsy

Some of these injuries require a lifetime of care and medical treatment. Financial costs can quickly accumulate, compounding the emotional and physical challenges faced by the family. Experienced medical malpractice attorneys can work to secure adequate compensation for these costs.

Call an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Baltimore or Washington D.C. for knowledgeable answers about your case

If you or your newborn was injured during the labor and delivery process, contact the law office of Schochor, Federico, and Staton, P.A. for the representation that your case deserves. With offices in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, these attorneys have earned numerous awards and professional accolades for their service to the residents of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Maryland. Contact the office at 410-234-1000 for a consultation.