No two child deliveries are the same. Some deliveries have circumstances that could make the delivery more difficult or complicated than usual. There are many different things that could cause a delivery to be a high-risk delivery. On our high-risk delivery page, we point out some of the factors that can contribute to a delivery being high-risk.
When medical professionals are providing delivery-related care, it is important for them to be aware of whether there are any factors present that could make the delivery high-risk, as this could impact what sorts of actions it is most appropriate to take during the delivery. This is among the reasons why properly monitoring the mother's condition and the fetus' condition during and leading up to a delivery can be so important.
When medical professionals fail to take proper steps to ascertain whether there are any major risk factors in relation to a delivery, they could end up going into the delivery without having a full grasp of the situation, which could lead to mistakes being made.
When medical professionals become aware that a delivery could become a high-risk delivery, it is vital for them to provide care appropriate for the situation. Failing to take the right actions in relation to a high-risk delivery could result in a medical professional causing a newborn harm.
Sadly, high-risk deliveries sometimes result in a child suffering birth injuries. When this occurs, it can sometimes be difficult to ascertain whether the injuries came about due to medical professionals not acting the way they were supposed to or if it was just a tragic unpreventable event.
Thus, following such an event, parents might be confused as to whether there is anything they can do, legally, in response to the incident. This confusion could lead to parents just deciding to do nothing and hope things will eventually work out for the best. However, parents could end up surrendering important rights by taking such an approach. Thus, in such a situation, parents should consider talking to a medical malpractice attorney so they have a full understanding of their legal situation and what they can do.