You just came home from the hospital with your newborn baby, and you're looking forward to the next six weeks without work. Your legal secretary job can wait. During the next month and a half, you plan to rest, recuperate and get to know your baby during your maternity leave.
Two of the most joyful times in your life should be your wife's pregnancy and your child's birth. However, not all fathers get to experience this joy. Some fathers must deal with a tumultuous pregnancy followed by trouble in the delivery room. Either of these scenarios can be devastating. Fathers who have a wife or baby affected by a birth injury should keep a few points in mind, should they opt to seek compensation.
Bringing new life into the world is an exciting event for parents. It is also an exciting career for the medical professionals that partake in the pregnancy, labor and delivery process. While much time and effort goes into planning and preparing for the birth of a child, the parent-to-be cannot always prepare and avoid any and all issues and complications. And there is one event that a parent can never prepare for -- the negligence of a medical professional helping with the birth of their child.
Parents-to-be often do not focus on the risks associated with childbirth. Mothers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere may try not to think of the chances their baby could be born with a disability or suffer harm due to a birth injury. However, the unfortunate truth is that birth injuries are possible, and the life of an injured newborn could be greatly altered due to the negligence of a medical professional.
Preparing to bring a baby into this work is an exciting and overwhelming time for parents in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Whether it is your first child or fourth child, it is an emotional experience filled with many concerns and what ifs.
Bringing new life into the world is a miraculous event. Parents, whether it is their first child or not, enter the child birthing process with much joy and hope in their hearts and minds. A mother and father likely do not want to contemplate any unexpected complications during the labor and delivery process. Even more so, parents do not anticipate that their new bundle of joy will suffer due to a birth injury caused by a negligent doctor.
When it comes to healthcare, Americans are often under the impression that they are receiving top-notch care. While it is often the case the patients in Pennsylvania and other states across the nation obtain care from experienced and well-educated medical professionals, these individuals are still humans; therefore, they bring with them the chance of human errors. No one expects to be a victim of medical negligence, especially at the very beginning of his or her life. Because of that, parents are not only devastated when their newborn suffers a birth injury but also are the ones fighting for the rights and interests of their injured infant.
It's the responsibility of medical professionals to carefully monitor a baby's vital signs before and during childbirth. They accomplish this goal through the use of medical devices including a heart monitor. When analyzing the information, they receive from these devices; doctors can determine if fetal distress occurred during labor and delivery. It's at that point that they can make further assessments for the baby's care. Failure to do so is dangerous for the baby's health and future development.
While many expecting parents in Pennsylvania plan and prepare for the birthing process of their baby, many unexpected events and complications could occur during the labor and delivery process. Although many of the unexpected events are related to the natural complications with the birth of a newborn, an infant could suffer serious birth injuries due to the negligence of a physician or other medical professionals aiding in the birthing process.