The process of safely delivering a baby can be a complicated process. Doctors take a great deal of training, experience and presence of mind to stay on top of everything during the birthing process.
As can be expected, there are many risks to the mother and especially the child during this sensitive time. Vital signs have to be monitored and medical histories have to be at the forefront of the doctor’s mind. Complications have to be anticipated. Certain actions have to be performed at a certain time, especially in emergency situations. At any given moment, something could go horribly wrong, resulting in injury or even death to the mother and/or the child. All too often, it does, and it may seem at first like everything went well in the delivery.
Even for as long as several years, mothers and fathers may believe that they are the parents of a healthy baby. However, there are many disorders resulting from medical negligence that may not crop up until later. Some cases of cerebral palsy, developmental disorders and mental retardation may not immediately manifest, and parents may not even realize that it could be the result of a medical error.
It is, in fact, extremely difficult to link many childhood disorders to medical negligence or malpractice during the birthing process. Establishing this kind of link is completely outside the realm of experience for most parents, otherwise they would be doctors or medical malpractice attorneys. Our medical malpractice lawyers are well trained in determining whether or not birth defects or developmental issues are caused by malpractice or negligence.
If you suspect that your child may be suffering from a disorder that may be linked to problems during their birthing, do not hesitate to call Snyder and Snyder's team of experience attorneys that have great experience in birth injury, medical malpractice and negligence cases.