Fatal Birth Injuries Due to New York Medical Malpractice

Birth Injury, Wrongful Death

Understanding Fatal Birth Injuries Due to New York Medical Malpractice

Birth injuries are some of the worst types of New York medical malpractice.  As a Kingston medical malpractice lawyer, I have seen some of the worst types of birth injuries imaginable.  Any damage to a newborn is horrible.  Some babies will overcome these injuries, but many will not.  They may not because they will suffer years of debilitating and life-changing injuries and disabilities, such as cerebral palsy.  But even these children may be considered lucky, as some babies will simply never recover—they will be wrongfully killed by New York medical malpractice.

There are many ways that New York birth injuries could result in these types of catastrophic injuries.  Almost all of these types of brith injuries could be avoided with proper care and attention.  Meaning that most of the New York medical malpractice is due to careless, reckless, and downright negligent conduct by a healthcare provider.

Some of the most common types of fatal birth injuries due to New York medical malpractice includes the following:

  • Failing to monitor fetal monitoring strips properly;
  • Failing to monitor the baby;
  • Improperly manipulating the baby prior to delivery;
  • Overdosing the mother (and subsequently the baby) with medications or drugs;
  • Not addressing fetal distress;
  • Not identifying excessive contractions;
  • Untimely performance of a c-section;
  • Not ordering a c-section;
  • Failing to identify the signs of a prolapsed umbilical cord or ruptured umbilical cord;
  • Not addressing low oxygen sat levels for the mother or baby;
  • Post-delivery mistakes such as failing to maintain an airway;
  • Not getting the baby breathing fast enough after delivery;
  • Using excessive force during delivery;
  • Dropping the baby or dropping something onto the baby; and
  • Many other mistakes.

There are many ways that these errors could result in the wrongful death of a baby.  These types of fatal birth injuries are very serious and may constitute serious New York medical malpractice.  Shouldn’t defendants be liable for these mistakes?  Absolutely!

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