Labor and delivery safety have come a long way in recent years, which is why many expectant mothers choose to give birth in a hospital. That being said, there are still situations where doctors fail to follow proper procedure during delivery or do not take the necessary precautions prior to labor. When that happens, women are in danger of experiencing complications.
According to the CDC, more than 50,000 women every year experience life-threatening complications during labor. Labor and delivery are already stressful events for women and having the right doctor can make all the difference. What complications may women face during the birth of a child?
During the delivery of a child, it is expected that women will lose some blood. However, when blood loss exceeds 500 ml, the results can be traumatic on a mother. Organ failure or damage and even death can occur if a woman hemorrhages after birth. If a doctor does not treat this type of blood loss properly, they may be held responsible for the results.
Doctors give certain drugs to women in labor to help regulate pain and manage the timing of the birth. It is important that the administration is correct as well as the dose. When an individual receives improper care in relation to medication, both mother and child could be in serious danger.
When a doctor fails to provide the standard of care, things can go terribly wrong, resulting in injury or death of mother or child. If a doctor has acted negligently, a medical malpractice suit may be a viable option.