Why Some Birth Injuries are Hidden and New York Medical Malpractice

Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice Mistakes

New York Medical Malpractice Causing Birth Injuries: Why Some Doctors Hide Birth Injuries to Avoid Liability

Birth injuries are horrible types of injuries.  They can result in catastrophic injuries which result in permanent and debilitating conditions to a baby.  They can be caused by very serious New York medical malpractice.  Unfortunately, many times a birth injury is a type of injury that is not always obvious to the parents.  Doctors and healthcare providers know this, and will regularly try to hide birth injuries caused by negligence or even lie about the damages.  This is not acceptable and doctors should be liable for their birth injuries.

Healthcare providers may lie about birth injuries because some birth injuries are caused by genetics or natural causes.  Such causes may include development or prenatal issues that are impossible to avoid.

However, birth injuries could also be caused by injuries such as hypoxia which is a lack of oxygen.  This could be due to cord compression or excessive contractions which push down on the baby and restrict breathing and movement of oxygenated blood from the mother to the baby, or throughout the baby’s body.  These could be horrific injuries.

Other types birth injuries could be obvious, such as improper use of forceps which cause trauma to a baby.  These injuries could be lied about by the healthcare provider as an emergency because in an emergency, a physician could use appropriate means to save the baby’s life.  In fact, the healthcare provider may even claim that but for the efforts that may have caused the injuries, the baby would be dead.

But this is seldom based on truth.  True emergencies in the labor and delivery department are rare.  This is because a mother must be monitored properly to avoid for catastrophic injuries.  A provider should know when a baby must be delivered by c-section.  Nurses should monitor the mother and baby for signs of distress and get a c-section ordered before the distress causes serious personal injuries to the baby.

Some healthcare providers will claim that they are not liable though.  But shouldn’t they be?  Shouldn’t there be an investigation at least?

Our Kingston medical malpractice lawyer will hold healthcare providers who fail to protect patients and cause birth injuries liable for their mistakes and the victim’s injuries.  Shouldn’t they be liable?  ABSOLUTELY!  But what do you think?  I would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment or I also welcome your phone call on my toll-free cell at 1-866-889-6882 or you can drop me an e-mail at jfisher@fishermalpracticelaw.com.  You are always welcome to request my FREE book, The Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims, at the home page of my website at www.protectingpatientrights.com.