A recent tragic birth injury story reported on the life and death of a young boy from Florida. The boy died just days before his 3rd birthday as the result of a brain injury suffered at birth. According to reports, the boy was born at home with a midwife. During the delivery process, the mother began bleeding profusely and suffered a “placental abruption.” The midwife failed to call an ambulance or take the mother to the hospital. The child was born with a permanent brain injury and was unable to crawl, walk or talk during the time he survived.
As with any health care professional, midwives are expected to comply with a particular standard of care for the profession. When the failure to follow these standards results in harm, a midwife or other medical professional may be found responsible for medical malpractice. If you have questions about birth injuries or believe your child may half suffered due to the actions – or inaction – of a midwife it’s a good idea to consult with an experienced California birth injury lawyer right away. A knowledgeable California medical malpractice attorney can begin an investigation into all of the factors that may have caused or contributed to a birth trauma and help ensure your family gets the help it deserves.