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Injured during pregnancy? This is why you need legal help

If women didn't sue, doctors and hospitals seem to reason, they wouldn't be forced to do so many unnecessary tests and procedures, including defensive Cesarean sections -- which would reduce the amount of permanent trauma that women suffer as the result of those botched or unnecessary procedures.

What is a 'wrongful birth' lawsuit?

Not everyone feels that all children, regardless of their problems, are a gift. In fact, many people feel that modern scientific advancements have made it possible to avoid having a child with significant birth defects -- and actually feel like the correct moral choice is to not to bring a severely disabled child into this world when there's other options.

Cerebral palsy can be due to pregnancy and labor problems

For expectant Boston, Massachusetts, mothers, childbirth is supposed to be a blessed time when their baby daughter or son finally gets to emerge into the world after nine months of preparing to do so. Unfortunately, in some cases, medical malpractice may result in pregnancy-related injuries. Those injuries may severely affect the long-term health of the child. Parents who find themselves in that situation will of course want to secure alternative medical care for their baby. After that, they will also want to secure an attorney to pursue damages that will allow them to pay for that care.

Hospitals forget about mothers after childbirth

Childbirth is traumatic for mothers and children, but those children are often the focus for the medical staff. While this makes sense on some levels due to the vulnerability of newborns, some experts have said that the staff won't pay nearly enough attention to mothers, leading to far higher fatalities rates than are necessary.

The importance of properly diagnosing pregnancy pains

Expectant mothers and doctors can agree on one thing; a pregnancy is a scary, yet exciting time in a woman’s life. The responsibility of bringing a new life into the world one that both do not take lightly, and both want to do everything they can to make sure that the baby is safe and healthy. Because of this, it is not uncommon for expectant moms to alert their doctors to every sense of discomfort they feel.  

Multiple births raise the risks

If you have multiple children at once -- twins or triplets, generally, though rarer cases involve even more children -- there could be a higher risk that the children are injured or do not survive. Experts note that risks of adverse outcomes are statistically higher than they are for children born on their own.