Birth Injury to the Mother in Kentucky
When most people hear the term birth injury, they tend to think of injuries that occur to newborn babies during childbirth. Although birth injuries as a whole certainly do account for newborn injuries, they also include injuries and illness that happen to the mother giving birth to the child.
Maternal birth injuries are far more common than they should be. When they are caused by the irresponsible actions of a healthcare provider, filing a Kentucky personal injury claim may be necessary. Continue reading to learn more about some of the most common types of birth injuries to mothers and when filing a medical malpractice lawsuit may be appropriate. Reach out to Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, to learn more.
Injuries Mothers Sustain during Childbirth
There are many different types of birth injuries that women can sustain during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Fortunately, the vast majority are preventable or able to be treated. Some of the most frequently seen types of maternal birth injuries include:
- Uterine rupture
- Uterine prolapse
- Vaginal tearing during childbirth
- Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)
- Postnatal traumatic stress disorder
- Postpartum depression
These are just a few of the different conditions that mothers could experience if their healthcare providers are not careful to monitor their health and properly treat these conditions should they occur. You can discuss the details of your case with your lawyer if you suffered another type of maternal birth injury, as you may still have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
When You Can Sue for a Maternal Birth Injury
Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit for a maternal birth injury may be an option if your healthcare provider failed to uphold the standard of care. This means that if they made a mistake that a prudent peer of similar education, training, and experience would not have made, the standard of care has been breached.
Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, failure to treat, and other common medical errors could all be seen in birth injury claims, so you will need to have your lawyer take a closer look at the details of your case to determine whether pursuing a birth injury claim is in your best interests.
Get Help from a Kentucky Birth Injury Lawyer
If you are interested in learning more about how a qualified Kentucky birth injury lawyer could help you bring your negligent healthcare provider to justice, schedule a free consultation at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC. You can submit the quick contact form provided at the bottom of this page or give us a call at 502-253-9110 when you are ready to get started on your case.