You Do Not Plan For A Birth Injury

Preparing for and having a baby is an emotional journey. Parents start to worry from the moment they find out they are expecting. Along with other considerations — such as whether to send your baby to day care or not, whether to keep the baby in your room or not — you carefully consider your birth plan. Parents pour through information about different obstetricians, doulas, midwives, birth centers and hospitals wanting to make the right choice for their family. The last thing you think about to plan for is you or your baby suffering a birth injury as a result of labor and delivery anesthesiology errors.

Choosing Anesthesia For Childbirth Is Common — Errors Should Not Be

It is common for a birthing parent to opt for some form of anesthesia such as an epidural, during childbirth. At some point, you may have complications or other issues which require you to undergo a C-section which would in turn require additional anesthesia. Some common complications of anesthesia during labor and delivery include:

  • Low blood pressure
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased likelihood of C-section
  • Abnormal uterine contractions
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Heart problems
  • Respiratory issues
  • Prolonged labor
  • Temporary paralysis

Each of these in turn can lead to more serious issues or injuries to the mother or baby through the course of delivery. As with any medical procedure, things may go wrong. If the error is a result of medical malpractice, you may be able to pursue compensation. If you or your child experiences an injury as a result of a labor and delivery anesthesiology error, an attorney can assist you in evaluating your legal remedies.

Schedule A Free Consultation

At Morris & Player PLLC, our lawyers regularly take care of clients who have experienced a birth injury in Kentucky. Call our Louisville office at 800-501-0431 or email us online to schedule a free consultation.