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Risk of birth injury: "rare but worrisome"

Nine months these California parents have waited to meet their newest family addition face to face - nine months of preparation and expectation and hope. When painful contractions finally signal impending delivery, the parents grab the bag they have stashed for this very moment, and off they race to the hospital. Hopes and dreams are about to come true. 

Painful realities of birth injury

Giving birth can be a scary experience. It is not unusual for both new and experienced California mothers to feel afraid when the day they have been waiting nine months for finally arrives. Every birth is unique and with that in the back of their minds, moms know unexpected complications can come up at anytime. 

What risks are associated with a vacuum extraction?

If you are like many California mothers or mothers-to-be, you may envision the birth of your child and picture a smooth, simple birthing process followed by a quick hospital stay and your first ride home as a complete family. Regrettably, however, many births are not this seamless, and in some cases, mothers giving birth may require additional medical intervention, such as a vacuum extraction. Vacuum extractions may prove necessary if you are having trouble delivering your child through a vaginal birth, but there are inevitable risks associated with this type of birthing procedure.

What is placental abruption?

If you are an expectant mom in California, your growing baby likely is almost always on your mind. You worry about his or her health, safety and welfare, and you do everything you possibly can to make sure that (s)he – and you – have everything you need to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery. During your third trimester, one of the things you should watch for is any sign of placental abruption.

Complications associated with cesarean sections

Nowadays, more than one out of every four women who give birth across California and the United States do so through a cesarean section. In some cases, patients have C-sections because they experience emergency circumstances during the birthing process. In others, patients deliver through this method because they have done so before, and physicians typically encourage them to do so with any subsequent children they have. C-section deliveries are more dangerous than vaginal deliveries, however, and they have the potential to endanger both mother and child. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we recognize the risks that come with having babies through C-sections, and we have helped many families who experienced hardship during or after delivery seek recourse.

Obtaining compensation for birth injury

After months of pregnancy, a birth injury is one of the most disorienting things that could possibly happen to you. Unfortunately, it is not unthinkable for the lack of knowledge or focus on the part of a medical professional in California to lead to serious injuries for your child. Even if you were unable to choose your birth doctor, you deserve someone who is appropriately trained. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we believe that everyone should have access to competent medical care.

When a common injury constitutes malpractice

Even with all of the modern medical facilities available in the state of California, childbirth still carries a risk of injury. Almost every physician, birth caregiver and expectant mother knows of these risks, especially if the professional has appropriately informed their patient of the risks of suggested procedure.

What is stillbirth?

A stillbirth is one of the most devastating things that can happen in the Labor and Delivery Department of any California hospital. As WebMD explains, a stillbirth is when a baby is born after it has died in the womb. It occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy. Before that time, it is considered a miscarriage.

What are the risks of a forceps delivery?

Giving birth is an amazing yet unpredictable event. Babies make their own rules when it comes to making their entrance into the world. This means that even with the perfect birth plan at a California hospital, things could change without notice. Issues that may not have been present before could come up or something unexpected could happen. 

Emotional pain after a birth injury

Medical malpractice occurs in many ways, but some cases are especially upsetting. For example, a medical professional's negligence can be particularly devastating for a mother and child who suffer due to a birth injury, as well as their loved ones. If you have been through a birth injury, our California law firm understands how painful your experiences may be from a physical, financial, and emotional point of view. Sadly, the emotional pain associated with these incidents can take years to overcome and may be permanent, in some cases.

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